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Filter Data ... the Omnisearch Bar

Filter Data ... the Omnisearch Bar


Click "Filter data ...", also known as the "Omnisearch bar", and you will be presented with options to begin filtering the data shown the Resources and Alerts windows.

NOTE: If you click into the onmisearch bar to filter and later decide to simply browse or start over, use the ESC button on your keyboard to reset the omnisearch bar. This will clear out any filters and repopulate the screen with unfiltered resources and alerts. Clicking the X in the far right of the omnisearch bar will have the same effect.


You can filter on these three entities with any combination of and/or logic:

  1. alert - see the contents of an alert message
  2. site - see the all the resources of a specific site
  3. resource - see the alerts for a given resource

As you type in the Omnisearch Bar the dropdown list is dynamically filtered to show only those values beginning with the letter(s) you type. Once you see the value you want in the drop down list, click on it to populate the Omnisearch Bar.

For example, type the letter "s". The dropdown list will be filtered to "site". Click the "site" line in the dropdown and "site" will be populated in the Omnisearch bar.

You can also use the up and down arrows to highlight and select an option in the list.

Once you have selected an entity from the dropdown the Omnisearch bar will add a period and present a new dropdown list of the entity's properties you can filter by.

Here are the Alert Properties:


Property Description
Resource site name "." resource name e.g. z8331.mb117sports, found in Admin > Resources
Type info, alert, alarm, page or code, these options appear when you select "type" from the alert properties list
Subject alert subject, the right most column in the alerts window
Message alert message, the details that pop up when you hover over or right click on a Subject and select Alert Details
Metric the name of an alertable metric contained in the Subject or Message

Resource Properties:


Property Description
Name e.g. z8331.mb117sports
Agent found in Resource Administration
Environment i.e. dev, prod etc, values found in Resource Administration
Server Name of the Server the Resource is running on

And Site Properties:


Property Description
Name the site name found in etc/custid.cfg e.g. z8331
Type free, enterprise, consulting... found in Site Administration

For our example select "Name" in the dropdown. The property will be added to the filter string.

Next you will be presented with a dropdown of conditional operators appropriate for the data type of the property you chose.

In our example Name is a string which allows for: - equal (=) - not equal (!=) and - matches (i.e. a string found within a string and formed *string*).


Select the operator you are interested in ("=" in this case) by clicking it or use the up and down arrows and press enter to select it. The operator will be added to your query and you will then be presented with a list of values you can select for that operator. In this case a list of site names.


You can now start typing the name of the site you are interested in and the list will narrow to those which begin with the letters you type.


Once you see the item you are interested in, click or use the arrow keys and the enter key to select. Now you have a fully formed query. You will be presented with the opportunity to "Press enter or optionally add another filter".


At this point you can simply hit the enter key to execute your current query.

If you want to add another filter select and/or from the list and repeat the steps above to build the next portion of your query. Remember, use ESC or click the X at the far right of the omnisearch bar to reset the screen and start a new query.


Save As - If you have a created a filter you wish to keep, you can save it by right clicking the "Save As" button.


And this dialog will pop-up:


Click on the grey text beginning "Please ...", type in a name and click the submit button.

Later you can re-run your saved filter. Simply click the Saved Filters button:


This dialog will pop-up. Click the line you are interested in and click the Apply Filter button: