Navigate in Tables
Tables allow for analysis and correlation of network state information and parameters on the fly. Most of the tables display live snapshot data generated by graph algorithms without preexisting cache. The first load of a table usually takes longer than subsequent loads, but all tables were built to handle a large capacity and complex queries, so the outcome should be better than analyzing the output in an external application like Excel.
Working with tables
The ARP technology table is used as an example below to demonstrate the functionality of tables.
You can get a short description of the current table along with API examples via question mark button.
Export to CSV
The current table view can be exported to CSV. This is useful for additional data processing in an external application.
Contextual help (tooltip) is displayed when a mouse cursor hovers over a table icon or table header text.
Searching for Data
When using filters this will change what is displayed in the table, the exported CSV data, and the API documentation found in the Table Description.
Type in what you are looking for in most columns. The example above shows a search for all devices with an IP address starting “10.41.133” throughout all the ARP tables in our infrastructure. Use the below button to clear the search results.
If you need a more precise filter use
Filters are defined by groups and rules. Each group can contain on or more rules or another group. There is always one root group which cannot be deleted (number 1). Select the logical operator for each group. The example above shows logical Or for the first group and logical And for groups two and three.
What does example above do? It shows all devices with hostname
Et7/2 as well as devices with hostname
L43SD73 AND interface
Et13/0. In other words: “Show me all devices with hostname
L47AC8 which have interface
Et7/2, plus all devices with hostname
L43SD73 with interface
Share Table View
The table view can be shared with other users.
Intent Verification Rules (Colorizing Columns)
The table column can be colored based on predefined rules. Existing (as well as default rules) are visible above table and can be edited or removed.
To create a new rule, you need to specify
Rule name and select the
Colorized column. Adding the rule to a
Dashboard Widget will enable it to be displayed in the Dashboard, but is not required
(check Dashboard documentation for more details).
Finally, specify a filter rule to colorize the selected column:
- Choose the color to apply rules to.
- Add rules based on the same logic as described in Advanced Filtering.
- A color can be designated as a
Default colorwhich means that it will be used if it does not match any other rules.
Create ruleto save your changes.
In the example above, all items in the
VRF column which are named
vrf4 will be colored red. A summary number of items which matches this rule will also be displayed on Dashboard in the
Select what columns are displayed by choosing in
Display settings. This will also change the behavior of the CSV output and the API documentation in the Table Description.
Sticky first column to fix the first column in case of horizontal scrolling.
Sticky table header to fix the table header in case of vertical scrolling.
Tables’ rows and text can be adjusted to small, medium or large sizes with
Rows height adjust.
Restore table setting
Table filters and other settings can be restored using the
Restore Table Settings button. Colorization rules are not removed!