Creating and managing views

Views are layouts that comprise various types of charts (widgets) for your events and metrics. Create copies of default and public views or create new views for quick access to metrics and events you want to view frequently.

The following types of views are available:

  • System default views  - Views available out-of-the-box that can be copied and modified.
  • Custom views - Create new views from scratch.
  • Public views  - Views created by other users belonging to the same tenant that are available for copying and modifying.

To copy a default system (out-of-the-box) or public view (created by another user)

System default views are out-of-the-box views that cannot be modified. Use this procedure to create a copy of this view and customize as required.

  1. Click Views > Manage Views and select one of the following:
    • An out-of-the-box system default view
    • Click the Public Views tab and select a view created by another user (OR click  from the Make a Copy column.)
  2. From the top-right of the screen, click Make a Copy.
  3. Type a new name for the view, select the folder (optional) where you want to create the view, and click Save.
  4. From the top-right of the screen, click Edit view to customize the view.

To create a view

  1. Click Views > Create View OR Click Views > Manage Views > Create View.
  2. Click to view the available filter options. The following filter options are displayed and the button changes to .

    • App: Select one or more apps.
    • Event Type: Select one or more event types.
    • Search and select fields using which you want to filter the data and specify values for the fields.

    Tip

    Select Exact Field Values or use the Contains Keywords section to enter (one or more) keywords to filter the data. Type a substring of the value of any field to filter and display data that contain the substring.

    After you set the filters, the button changes to . Click to hide the filter options and click to display the filter options.

  3. Add metrics to the view.
    1. From the toolbox on the left, enter the name of the metric in the search box under the ADD METRICS panel.

      Use additional symbols and words while searching for metrics in a View to get more precise results.

       Click here to expand...

      A valid expression syntax format is !/NOT ( expression ) bool( expression ) where

      • Valid  expressions need to use the following Regex Pattern → [a-zA-Z0-9_+.*?/@%-] ( [a-zA-Z0-9_.,*?/#@%-] +)? and
      • Valid bools are
        • AND or &&
        • OR or ||
      Search typeDescriptionExample(s)
      Exact matchUse " " to enclose the exact metric name"CPU Utilization" will list all metrics with the specified name
      WildcardsUse * or ? as wildcard operators

      *Util* will list all metrics that contain the word utilization

      CPU* lists all metrics that start with CPU

      *Utilization lists all metrics that end with Utilization

      CPU * Utilization will list all metrics that start with CPU and end with Utilization

      U???e will list all metrics that contain a string that is five characters long that starts with a u and ends with an e.

      All wordsUse AND, &&, to list metrics that contain two or more words

      CPU AND Utilization or CPU && Utilization will list all metrics that have both the words

      Any wordUse OR or || to list metrics that contain one of the words

      CPU OR Memory or CPU || Memory will list all metrics that have either of the words

      "CPU Utilization" OR "Memory Usage" will list all metrics with either of the specified names

      Exclude wordsUse NOT or !NOT Utilization or !Utilization will list all metrics that are not named Utilization
      CombinedUse OR and AND togetherCPU OR Memory AND Utilization will list all metrics that have the word Utilization along with either CPU or Memory
    2. Click the add icon to add specific metrics to the view.
    3. After adding the metric, click the more button to use the various features and customization available for the metric.
  4. Add widgets to the view.
    1. From the toolbox on the left, select a widget under the WIDGETS panel.
    2. Click the add icon to add a widget to the view.
    3. Click to select the metric or event details and configure the widget.
  5. Click Save to save the view.
  6. Click Finished to exit the edit view.
  7. (optional) Click Views > Manage Views and select the corresponding checkbox under the Public View column to share the view with other users from your organization who are using the same account.

Widgets

Select a widget to visualize your data, consider the data type of the metric, the volume of data, and what you are trying to learn by visualizing the data. From the toolbox on the left, select one of the following available widgets:

WidgetDescriptionSample
Event column chart

Plots and displays a column chart for events. Select the apps, event types, and fields to filter and display the events in a column chart.

Event donut chart

Plots and displays a donut chart for events. Select the apps, event types, and fields to filter and display the events in a donut chart. Specify the sort order and set the option to display the absolute count or percentage value.

Event bar chart

Plots and displays a horizontal chart for events. Select the apps, event types, and fields to filter and display the events in a horizontal bar chart. Specify the sort order and set the option to display the absolute count or percentage value.

Metric line chart

To add Metrics

Search and select one or more metrics to plot a line chart with values for the selected metric(s).

Use additional symbols and words while searching for metrics in a View to get more precise results.

 Click here to expand...

A valid expression syntax format is !/NOT ( expression ) bool( expression ) where

  • Valid  expressions need to use the following Regex Pattern → [a-zA-Z0-9_+.*?/@%-] ( [a-zA-Z0-9_.,*?/#@%-] +)? and
  • Valid bools are
    • AND or &&
    • OR or ||
Search typeDescriptionExample(s)
Exact matchUse " " to enclose the exact metric name"CPU Utilization" will list all metrics with the specified name
WildcardsUse * or ? as wildcard operators

*Util* will list all metrics that contain the word utilization

CPU* lists all metrics that start with CPU

*Utilization lists all metrics that end with Utilization

CPU * Utilization will list all metrics that start with CPU and end with Utilization

U???e will list all metrics that contain a string that is five characters long that starts with a u and ends with an e.

All wordsUse AND, &&, to list metrics that contain two or more words

CPU AND Utilization or CPU && Utilization will list all metrics that have both the words

Any wordUse OR or || to list metrics that contain one of the words

CPU OR Memory or CPU || Memory will list all metrics that have either of the words

"CPU Utilization" OR "Memory Usage" will list all metrics with either of the specified names

Exclude wordsUse NOT or !NOT Utilization or !Utilization will list all metrics that are not named Utilization
CombinedUse OR and AND togetherCPU OR Memory AND Utilization will list all metrics that have the word Utilization along with either CPU or Memory

 To add custom metrics, click here to expand...

Add custom metric based on event count and event function with varying aggregation intervals to view multiple metrics along with the corresponding event counts.

To add Custom Metrics based on Event Count

  1. Click and select Based on Event Count from the Custom Metric section.
  2. From the Custom Metric Based on... drop-down list, select Event Count.
  3. From the Filter section, select the Apps, Event Type, and specify additional filter criteria.
  4. Select a metric that represents a time-based field from the Time Field drop-down list.
  5. Set the Aggregation Interval to 1 Minute, 15 Minutes, 1 Hour, or 12 Hours.
    The Name is auto-updated using the filter and time fields.

To add Custom Metrics based on Event Function

Use this option to compute values based on specific event properties and create a metric using the resultant values. For example, in step 3 below, you can deduce the difference in time between when an event was closed and when it was opened to view a chart that displays the time required to close an event.

  1. Click and select Based on Event Function from the Custom Metric section.
  2. From the Custom Metric Based on... drop-down list, select Event Function.
  3. From the Filter section, select the Apps, Event Type, and specify additional filter criteria.
  4. Use the Numeric Field(s) section to compute a value using one or more fields.

    Tip

    When you use multiple numeric fields, you can use math functions such as add, subtract, multiply, and divide operators to compute a numeric value for the metric.

  5. Set the Aggregation Function to Average, Minimum, Maximum, or Sum.
  6. Select the Unit Of Measure from the drop-down list.
  7. Specify a Unit Of Measure Label to display in the chart.
  8. Select a metric that represents a time-based field from the Time Field drop-down list.
  9. Set the Aggregation Interval to 1 Minute, 15 Minutes, 1 Hour, or 12 Hours.
    The Name is auto-updated using the filter and time fields.

After adding the metric, click more options and select the details and statistical information you want to plot with the metric.

Tip

Click more options > Correlate to correlate the metric (created using event data) with other metrics in your account. Currently, we do not restrict correlation to metrics belonging to an App.

Metric tile

Search and select a metric to view as a tile in the view.

Use additional symbols and words while searching for metrics in a View to get more precise results.

 Click here to expand...

A valid expression syntax format is !/NOT ( expression ) bool( expression ) where

  • Valid  expressions need to use the following Regex Pattern → [a-zA-Z0-9_+.*?/@%-] ( [a-zA-Z0-9_.,*?/#@%-] +)? and
  • Valid bools are
    • AND or &&
    • OR or ||
Search typeDescriptionExample(s)
Exact matchUse " " to enclose the exact metric name"CPU Utilization" will list all metrics with the specified name
WildcardsUse * or ? as wildcard operators

*Util* will list all metrics that contain the word utilization

CPU* lists all metrics that start with CPU

*Utilization lists all metrics that end with Utilization

CPU * Utilization will list all metrics that start with CPU and end with Utilization

U???e will list all metrics that contain a string that is five characters long that starts with a u and ends with an e.

All wordsUse AND, &&, to list metrics that contain two or more words

CPU AND Utilization or CPU && Utilization will list all metrics that have both the words

Any wordUse OR or || to list metrics that contain one of the words

CPU OR Memory or CPU || Memory will list all metrics that have either of the words

"CPU Utilization" OR "Memory Usage" will list all metrics with either of the specified names

Exclude wordsUse NOT or !NOT Utilization or !Utilization will list all metrics that are not named Utilization
CombinedUse OR and AND togetherCPU OR Memory AND Utilization will list all metrics that have the word Utilization along with either CPU or Memory

 To add custom metrics, click here to expand...

Add custom metric based on event count and event function with varying aggregation intervals to view multiple metrics along with the corresponding event counts.

To add Custom Metrics based on Event Count

  1. Click and select Based on Event Count from the Custom Metric section.
  2. From the Custom Metric Based on... drop-down list, select Event Count.
  3. From the Filter section, select the Apps, Event Type, and specify additional filter criteria.
  4. Select a metric that represents a time-based field from the Time Field drop-down list.
  5. Set the Aggregation Interval to 1 Minute, 15 Minutes, 1 Hour, or 12 Hours.
    The Name is auto-updated using the filter and time fields.

To add Custom Metrics based on Event Function

Use this option to compute values based on specific event properties and create a metric using the resultant values. For example, in step 3 below, you can deduce the difference in time between when an event was closed and when it was opened to view a chart that displays the time required to close an event.

  1. Click and select Based on Event Function from the Custom Metric section.
  2. From the Custom Metric Based on... drop-down list, select Event Function.
  3. From the Filter section, select the Apps, Event Type, and specify additional filter criteria.
  4. Use the Numeric Field(s) section to compute a value using one or more fields.

    Tip

    When you use multiple numeric fields, you can use math functions such as add, subtract, multiply, and divide operators to compute a numeric value for the metric.

  5. Set the Aggregation Function to Average, Minimum, Maximum, or Sum.
  6. Select the Unit Of Measure from the drop-down list.
  7. Specify a Unit Of Measure Label to display in the chart.
  8. Select a metric that represents a time-based field from the Time Field drop-down list.
  9. Set the Aggregation Interval to 1 Minute, 15 Minutes, 1 Hour, or 12 Hours.
    The Name is auto-updated using the filter and time fields.

Additionally, you can display the statistical percentage change in value of the metric compared to the previous period. Select Show Visualization to plot and display the line chart for the metric.

Examples:

  • To view the percentage change of the maximum value of a metric compared to its maximum value during the previous period:
    • Set the Value to MAX
    • Select Show Change
  • To view the percentage change of the value of a metric compared to its value one week before the currently displayed values:
    • Set the Value to Last Value
    • Select Show Change
    • Set the Period to 1 Week

To manage views

  1. Click Views > Manage Views to manage the views.
  2. Click Add Folder to add a folder and organize your views.

Tip

Drag-and-drop entries in the table to arrange the views in your preferred order.

 FieldDescription
NameName of the folder or view.
Created ByName of the user who created the folder or view
Show in MenuSelect the checkbox to show the folder or view in the Views menu.
Public ViewSelect the checkbox to share the view with other users from your organization who are using the same account.
Delete / Edit View

Click the delete icon to delete, or clickthe edit icon to edit the view. You are not allowed to edit or delete system default views, open a system view and click Create a copy to create custom views using a default view.

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