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 pre-existing 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 Table (in Technology → Addressing → ARP Table) is used as an example below to demonstrate the functionality of tables.
... (3-dot button in the top-right corner of the table) and
Table description, you can get a short description of the current
table along with API examples.
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 the mouse cursor hovers over a table header text or a table icon.
Searching for Data
Filters will change what is displayed in the table, the exported CSV data, and the API documentation found in the Table Description.
In most columns, you can type in what you are looking for. The example above
shows a search for all devices with an IP address starting
throughout all the ARP tables in our lab environment.
Use this button to clear the filter:
If you need a more precise filter, use
Filters are defined by groups and rules. Each group can contain one or more
rules or another group. There is always one root group which cannot be deleted
(group 1). Select the logical operator for each group. The example above shows
Or for group 1 and logical
And for groups 2 and 3.
What does the 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
Et7/2, plus all devices with hostname
L43SD73 with interface
Using The Standard Metric Notation On Filtering
Trying to filter the values in the number columns using
Simple Filtering or in the
Advanced Filters, you can type not only numbers to filter, but some measure prefixes (like
You can find the table with available prefixes below:
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 pre-defined rules. The existing (as well as the default) rules are visible above the table and can be edited or removed.
To create a new rule, you need to specify its
Rule name and select a
Colorized column. Adding the rule to a
dashboard widget will enable it to be
displayed on the Dashboard, but this is optional (check the
Dashboard page for more details).
Finally, specify a filter rule to colorize the selected column:
- Choose a color to apply rules to.
- Add rules based on the same logic as described in Advanced Filtering.
- A color can be designated as the
Default colorwhich means that it will be used if no other rules are matched.
- Click Update rule or Create rule to save your changes.
In the example above, all items in the
VRF column which are named
be colored red. A summary number of items which matches this rule will also be
displayed in the
Interfaces widget on the Dashboard.
Auto size (enabled by default) ensures that columns are automatically sized to
fit their current content each time the table is opened.
Auto size, columns will remember user-defined widths.
Restore table settings
Table filters and other settings can be restored using the
settings option. Colorization rules will not be removed!