Using Group Filters in Netcool/OMNIbus Web GUI 7.4
Mark Byford 0600027TR0 Visits (7147)
This article descibes how to use the new group filters functionality in Netcool/OMNIbus Web GUI 7.4. The delivery of this popular enhancement request provides the ability to assign a filter to a group of users. All members of that group may then use that filter in Web GUI components (including the new Event Viewer, Active Event List and Event Dashboard). Any changes made to the group filter affect all users of that filter. This significantly reduces the number of required filters, removing the need to copy filters to multiple users/groups, thereby reducing the administration overhead and allowing users to share common filters based on their group membership.
Creating a Group Filter with the Filter Builder
Selecting a Group Filter in the Event Viewer/AEL
The filters for the groups that the current user is a member of are automatically displayed in the filters dropdown in the toolbar of the Event Viewer/AEL alongside the user's own filters and any global filters as shown below:
(Note that group filters are indicated with a new group icon)
Configuring Group Filters in Portlet Preferences
Group filters may be configured in the Event Viewer and AEL portlets by selecting the "Personalise" option for the portlet.
It is important to note that group filters (like user filters) cannot be selected when configuring the "Shared Settings" of the portlet since not all users may be a member of the group. Only global and system filters may be configured in the shared portlet settings.
Creating a Group Filter with WAAPI
Group filters may also be created with the Web GUI WAAPI tool. A sample is provided in the WAAPI installation directory
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Who can modify group filters?
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# Setting for non-administrative users' right to modify Group Filters
# 0: Non-administrative users CANNOT add, modify, or delete Group Filters.
# 1: Non-administrative users can add and modify Group Filters, but cannot
# delete Group Filters.
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