Event View Pane

Event View Tab

The Event View pane is used to filter what is shown in the event calendar. Select the Event View tab at the bottom of the Navigator pane to open the Event View, or select View > Event View.

Note:  The Event View tab is active when viewing the event calendar. The tabs at the top help to filter items in the event calendar.

SentryOne Event View PaneThe following are descriptions for the various Event View tabs:

  • Filter—Used for general filter settings including run status, review status, duration, and open text filters.
  • Properties—Displays a description of the view along with time settings and an object count. 
  • Connections—Displays the instances and instance text filters for the current view.
  • Objects—Displays individual event objects added to the current view.
  • Event Sources—Allows you to determine the display properties of each event source.

Tab Formatting

The formatting of the tab text indicates whether certain filters are enabled or disabled.

  • If an event source is deselected, the tab name is gray. 
  • If any objects or categories are selected for a source, the tab name is bold. 
  • Additionally, any runtime or other filters set on the filter tab cause that tab name to bold.

Activating Filters

After making filter selections, activate the filter by selecting Apply Filter near the bottom of the filter menu. When the filter is active, Apply Filter has a blue background.

Note:  Runtime filters don't affect status event objects.

Using Text Filters

Multiple keywords are separated with a semicolon (;). A plus sign (+) is used in front of any keyword(s) that you want to apply using an And operator. Otherwise the keyword is applied with an Or operator. Text filters can be applied to the following:

  • The event object name
  • The step text
  • The name of the object owner

Note:  If filters are entered in two or more of these text boxes, they will be applied with an And operator.

Removing Filters

Any filter settings can be removed from the active view by selecting Remove Filter

Note:  The Remove Filter button isn't available on custom event views and other views containing multiple instances. This ensures a filter is always applied to these views, minimizing the chance of overloading the SentryOne client with too much event data.

Saving a Filter as a View

To save the active filter settings to a custom event view, select Save View As from the File menu.

Properties Tab

The Properties tab displays basic descriptive information about the current view. Additionally, this tab provides controls to set the default time slice for this view. This allows you to specify the number of days, amount of time, and start time shown for this view every time it is opened.

SentryOne Event View Properties Tab

Note:  When a performance monitor is placed on a custom event view, it is applied to all monitorable objects within the view. The View Totals box, at the bottom, allows you to see exactly how many objects are monitored.

The following are descriptions of the view totals values.

  • Connections—Total number of SQL Server instances and Windows instances associated with the view.
  • Objects From Instances—Gives a count of all objects from those instances that meet the filter criteria.
  • Individual Objects—Number of objects added by the Edit Individual Objects button.
  • Total Objects—Total objects in the view.
  • Total Monitored Objects—Total amount of objects that actually have performance monitors attached to them.
  • Total Monitorable—Total number of objects that have performance monitors attached to them (SQL agent jobs, reporting services reports, and Windows tasks).