Filtering dashboard and widget data by using filters, legends, and Zoom to tag

You can apply default or custom dashboard-level filters and widget-level filters only if they are mapped to widgets. You can also select or clear legend boxes that are displayed on the widget to view data for a specific metric. For Line, Area, Column, and Bar charts, with huge time series data, use the Zoom to tag to zoom in and zoom out the data that is displayed on the charts.

About this task

You can use widget-level filters and dashboard-level filters in the following ways:
  • Use dashboard-level filters to filter data across all the widgets within the dashboard.

    For example, if a dashboard contains six widgets, of which four are mapped to dashboard-level filters and the remaining two widgets are not mapped. Then, when you apply dashboard-level filters, the data is filtered only for those four widgets where filters are mapped.

  • Use widget-level filters to filter individual widget data. Data in the other widgets remains unaffected.
  • If you use same filters at dashboard-level and widget-level, then data is filtered based on the latest filter that is applied. So, if you first apply widget-level filters, the widgets display data according to the applied widget-level filters, and then if you apply dashboard-level filters, all the widgets display data according to the applied dashboard-level filter, and vice versa.

    For example, if a dashboard contains three widgets, of which one widget contains Datetime and Interval filters, and the same filters are also present at dashboard-level. When you apply a filter at the dashboard-level, all the three widgets display data according to the applied dashboard-level filter. If you apply a widget-level filter to filter data by using a different time range, then that widget displays data according to the conditions selected in its widget-level filter. The remaining two widgets display data that is filtered according to the dashboard-level filter. However, now, if you again apply a dashboard-level filter, then all the widgets display data that is filtered according to the applied dashboard-level filter.

  • If you use same filters at dashboard-level and widget-level, and set auto-refresh interval for the dashboard, then at every refresh, dashboard-level filters override the widget-level filters. So, all the widgets display data according to the filter condition selected in dashboard-level filter.
  • If you use different filters at dashboard-level and widget-level, and set auto-refresh interval for the dashboard, then at every refresh, the widgets with widget-level filters display data according to the filter conditions selected in the widget-level filter. All the remaining widgets display data according to the filter condition selected in the dashboard-level filter.
  • If multi select filter option is selected for JDBC widget or dashboard, then the published JDBC widget or dashboard displays drop-down list filters with checkbox next to each filter value. You can select multiple filter values from the drop-down list. The widget or dashboard displays data for the selected values only. Additionally, if the maximum selection count is specified while creating the filter, then in the published JDBC widget or dashboard, you can select only the defined number of filter values.
    For example, while creating a filter, if you select the Enable Multiple Selections option and in the Maximum Selection Count field, you enter 3. Then, even if the drop-down list displays multiple filter values, you can select any three filter values at a time. However, if the Maximum Selection Count is left blank, then the drop-down list displays the Select All option. You can click the Select All checkbox to view data for all the filter values.
    Note: Selecting too many values hinders the performance of the dashboard. Hence, it is advisable to limit the number of selections to 200 values only.

Applying dashboard-level filters

To apply dashboard-level filters, complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to the Engine.

    If a menu with multiple category nodes and multiple dashboard nodes is published, then each category node is displayed separately on the menu bar.

  2. To view a dashboard that belongs to a category node, click the category node, and then click the dashboard node that you want to view.

    The dashboard with all its widgets is displayed.

  3. To filter data in all the widgets that are displayed on the dashboard, select filter conditions from the dashboard-level filters, and click Apply Filter.

    For Drop-down List with Search filter option, you must enter three or more characters in the text field to view the search results.

    Based on the supported and mapped filters, the widgets within the dashboard display data according to the selected filters. For more information, see Filters.

  4. JDBC dashboards with drop-down list filters can display multi select filter option. Complete the following steps to view data for multiple filter values:
    • Select one or more filter values from the drop-down list, and click Apply Filter.
      The widget or dashboard displays data for the selected values only. When you select multiple values, the dashboard-level filters display the number of selected filter values. Hover the pointer over the number to view the tooltip that displays the actual values that are selected.
      Note: On the Mozilla Firefox browser, if the filter values contain colons, and if you select 900 or more of such filter values, then the filter tooltip is not displayed.

      If maximum selection count is defined while creating the filter, then whenever that count is achieved, all the remaining check boxes in the drop-down list are disabled.

      If the maximum selection count is not defined, then you can select any number of filter values or you can select all the filter values by selecting the Select All checkbox.

      Note: Selecting too many values hinders the performance of the dashboard. Hence, it is advisable to limit the number of selections to 200 values only.
    • To delete the selections, click the Clear icon on the filter control.

      All the selections are deleted and only the default value or the first filter value is selected.

Applying Datetime filter to Cloud APM, Monitoring, or ITM data for a customized time period

Complete the following steps to apply a Datetime filter either at dashboard-level or widget-level:
  1. From the Datetime list, select Custom.
  2. In the Custom Time Period Selection window, select a start and end date, and start and end time.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Only for Monitoring, if required, select conditions for Aggregation and Summarization filters.
  5. Click Apply Filter.

Data is filtered according to the selected filter conditions.

Applying widget-level filters

Complete the following steps to apply widget-level filters.
  • If widget-level filters are assigned to widgets, then click the Filter Filter icon. In the pop-up window that opens, select filter conditions, and click Apply Filter.
  • For Drop-down List with Search filter option, you must enter three or more characters in the text field to view the search results.
  • JDBC widgets with drop-down list filters can display multi select filter option. Complete the following steps to view data for multiple filter values:
    • Select one or more filter values from the drop-down list, and click Apply Filter.
      The widget displays data for the selected values only. If a widget contains multiple multi select filters, then for each filter, the first filter value along with the total number of selected filter values is appended to the widget title. Hover the pointer over the number to view the tooltip that displays the filter label and all the filter values that are selected.
      Note: On the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers, for multi select filter option, when you select 300 or more numeric filter values, the first filter value along with the selected filter value count is displayed next to the widget title. However, when you hover the pointer over the filter value count, then the tooltip displays only the filter label. The tooltip does not display any filter values.

      If maximum selection count is defined while creating the filter, then whenever that count is achieved, all the remaining check boxes in the drop-down list are disabled.

      If the maximum selection count is not defined, then you can select any number of filter values or you can select all the filter values by selecting the Select All checkbox.

      Note: Selecting too many values hinders the performance of the dashboard. Hence, it is advisable to limit the number of selections to 200 values only.
    • To delete the selections, click the Clear icon on the filter control.

      All the selections are deleted and only the default value or the first filter value is selected.

The widget displays data according to the selected filters.

If widget-level filters are assigned to a widget, then the filter icon on the widget displays a checkmark, Filter, and the filter values are displayed next to the widget-title. Hover the pointer over each filter value to view the filter label along with its value.

If a widget title is truncated, then to view the widget title and the filter values, you must hover the pointer over the widget title.

Applying widget-level Date filter to filter Cloud Event Management data for a specific period

Complete the following steps to apply the CEMWidgetFilters, Date filter at widget-level:
  1. From the Date list, select Custom Date.
  2. In the Custom Date Selection window, click the Calendar Calendar icon and select a date.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Click Apply Filter.

    Data is filtered from the selected past date to the current date. You can also view data for the current day.

Applying widget-level column-filters to filter data column-wise in Grid charts

  1. Click the Filter Filter icon that is displayed on the column. A pop-up window opens.
  2. From the drop-down list, select a filter condition, and enter a value for the selected condition.
    Note: You can filter numeric values and text values by selecting appropriate conditions.
  3. Click Apply Filter to filter the data that is displayed in the grid column.
  4. Click Clear Filter and click Apply Filter again to clear the filter results.

    Additionally, in Grid charts, to sort data in multiple columns, you must press the SHIFT key, and then click the columns that need to be sorted.

Selecting or clearing legends check boxes

The widget displays Legends check boxes for each metric. These check boxes are displayed in the lower-left area in a widget. Select or clear the Legends check boxes for each metric to view data of a particular metric or multiple metrics.

Filtering data by using Custom option in Zoom to tag

A Zoom to tag is displayed in the lower-left area for Area, Line, Range Column, and Stacked Columns charts. Select the Zoom to tags to filter and view data of 10 days, 1 month (1M), three months (3M), one year (1Y), two years (2Y), five years (5Y), or to view all the data (MAX). You can use the Custom tag to filter data for a specific period. The Zoom to tag is displayed only if you specify that the X-axis data is time series data, while setting chart properties. Complete the following steps to filter data by using Custom tag:

  1. In the Zoom to tag, click Custom.
  2. In the Custom Time Period Selection window, to select a start data and end date, click the Calendar Calendar icon and select a date.
  3. From the Start time and End date lists, select a start time and end time.
  4. Click OK.

    The chart displays data for the selected period.