Viewing summary list pages

When you run a search or a report, summary information is displayed in the form of a list.

Objects of different kinds

If objects of several different kinds are returned as a result of a search, the page that is displayed lists the number of objects of each kind (for example, searching for any attribute that contains the word 'discovery', as illustrated in the following screen.

Click any listed object kind to display summary details of all the objects of that kind.

Objects of one kind

If objects of one kind are returned as a result of a search, they are listed in summary form.

Only the Summary attributes of each object are listed. The number of matching items is displayed at the top of the list.

To filter a column

When you are viewing a result set you can filter individual columns to display different subsets of the full list. This enables you to easily refine the results from any result set for any displayed column.

  1. Select a result set in BMC Atrium Discovery.
  2. Click the Filter Column icon in any column.
    A screen shows up to ten of the most frequent values for the selected column. If more than ten values are present in the column, as in the following example, a filtered subset named Others is displayed in the screen.
  3. Select which results you want to show and click that filtered link.
    The results are displayed for that filtered selection, as illustrated in the following screen.

This filtering method can be applied to any column in the BMC Atrium Discovery UI which has the column filter icon contained in the column header. You can also filter results sets which have already been filtered.

To chart a column

When you are viewing a result set in BMC Atrium Discovery, you can chart data directly from any column in that result set. This enables you to view a graphical representation of the data contained in any column showing the frequency of the data items for that column.

  1. Select a result set in BMC Atrium Discovery.
  2. Click the Column Chart icon in any column.
    A screen displays, showing the list of available charts (currently set for pie, bar and column charts).
  3. Select the type of chart you want to show and click that chart link.
    The results are displayed for that chart (for example, the Pie Chart result for the Hardware Vendor column, as shown in the following illustration).

If the maximum number of default data points is exceeded for any type of chart, smaller items are merged together to form an Others section in that chart. The limit for all three chart types is 20 data points.

For a full description of the BMC Atrium Discovery reporting capabilities, see Managing reporting.

What you can do from a summary list page

  • If the displayed list extends over multiple pages, you can navigate through the list using the arrow buttons to display next and previous pages. You can enter the number of a page and click Go to display that page. If you enter a signed number, such as +3 or -5, you can move forwards or back the specified number of pages.
  • You can sort the items in the list by clicking on the column heading you want to sort by. Items are sorted in ascending order; click again to re-sort in descending order.
  • You can select one or more items and add them to the basket.
  • Certain items allow you to perform specific actions, for example:
    • Rescan a host.
    • Select Hosts to generate a Host Information Document.
    • Rescan a Discovery Access.
    • Rerun Discovery Run.
  • Click any entry in the list to display the relevant View Object page. See Using View Object pages.
  • If the list page is the result of a search, you can refine the search to reduce the number of items returned. See Searching for data for more information.
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