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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.

Table Description

Table description

You can get a short description of the current table along with API examples via question mark button.

API Description

Export to CSV

CSV Export

The current table view can be exported to CSV. This is useful for additional data processing in an external application.

Contextual Help

Table on hover

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.

Simple Filtering

Table filter

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.

clear filter

Advanced Filtering

Table advanced filter

If you need a more precise filter use Advanced Filter.

Filtering rules

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 L47AC8 AND interface 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 Et13/0.

Share Table View

Sharing table

The table view can be shared with other users.

Intent Verification Rules (Colorizing Columns)

Colorize column

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:

  1. Choose the color to apply rules to.
  2. Add rules based on the same logic as described in Advanced Filtering.
  3. A color can be designated as a Default color which means that it will be used if it does not match any other rules.
  4. Click Update rule or Create rule to save your changes.

Colorization rules

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 Interfaces widget.

Display setting

Display settings

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.

Enable Sticky first column to fix the first column in case of horizontal scrolling.

Enable 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

Restore settings

Table filters and other settings can be restored using the Restore Table Settings button. Colorization rules are not removed!