SQL Sentry Menu Options

The menus and toolbars are used to operate the SQL Sentry client. The options available within the menus vary depending on the active window. For more information about the toolbars, see the Toolbars topic.

The following are descriptions of the commands found in the various SQL Sentry menus.

File Menu

File Menu

OptionDescriptionHotkey
New TargetAdds a new target to the Navigator pane.N/A
New Plan Explorer SessionOpens a new Plan Explorer session.N/A
OpenOpens execution plan files.N/A
Connect to an InstallationSpecifies the SQL Sentry database and authentication information for the client.N/A
SaveSaves changes to the active window.CTRL + S
Save AsRenames and saves the active view.N/A
Save View AsRenames and saves the existing view.N/A
CloseCloses the active window.CTRL + W
Export DataExports event list views and various tabs of performance analysis.CTRL + E
Page SetupSets the page options for printing.N/A
PrintPrints the active window.N/A
Print PreviewPreviews the active window for printing, exporting, and send email options.N/A
Recent FilesDisplays a list of recently opened Plan Explorer files.N/A
ExitCloses the SQL Sentry Client.CTRL + Q

View Menu

View Menu

OptionDescription
NavigatorDisplays the Navigator pane.
Event ViewDisplays the Event View pane.
Plan HistoryDisplays the Plan History pane.
ConditionsDisplays the Conditions pane.
SettingsDisplays the Settings pane.
Start PageDisplays the Start Page.


Calendar Menu

Calendar Menu

OptionDescription
Show ConflictsExplores conflicts for specified time ranges.
View StyleSelects the view style for the Event Calendar.

Reports Menu

For more information about the reporting options in SQL Sentry, see the Reporting topic.

SQL Sentry Reports Menu

OptionDescription
EventsGenerate an Event Calendar associated report.
Performance AnalysisGenerate a Performance Analysis associated report.
General Generate a General settings report.
Report Deployment SettingsSettings for the SQL Server report server location that deploys your reports.
Deploy ReportsDeploys the reports to the location specified in the Report Deployment settings.
Import ReportsImports future reports created by the SQL Sentry development team.

Tools Menu

SQL Sentry Tools Menu

OptionDescriptionHotkey
User PreferencesOpens the SQL Sentry Client User Preferences window and allows you to configure your preferences. CTRL + O
Find ObjectOpens the Event Object Search window that finds event objects within the SQL Sentry client.CTRL + F
Manage Response RulesetsOpens all response rulesets for editing.N/A
Reset Event View FilterRestores the event view filter settings to default.N/A
Reset LayoutRestores the layout to default.N/A
Download Latest Custom Conditions PackDownloads the latest custom condition pack from SQL Sentry.N/A
Unsnooze AllAllows all snoozed SQL Sentry actions to occur again.N/A

Window Menu

SQL Sentry Window Menu

OptionDescription
CascadeCascades active windows in the workspace view.
Tile VerticalTiles active windows vertically in the workspace view.
Tile HorizontalTiles active windows horizontally in the workspace view.
TabbedDisplays active windows on tabs in the workspace view.
Show Tabs on Multiple LinesDisplays multiple rows of tabs.
Auto-rotate Performance Advisor TabsAuto-rotates through the active performance analysis windows when enabled. The rotation doesn't change the active tab of a performance analysis window. Whichever tab is selected as active refreshes as the windows rotate.  
Active Windows NameDisplays all active windows.

Help Menu

SQL Sentry Help Menu

OptionDescriptionHotkey
SQL Sentry HelpOpens the SQL Sentry user documentation.CTRL + H or F1
Check for UpdatesConnects with SQL Sentry's online database and verifies that you have the latest version.N/A
Manage LicensesOpens the SolarWinds License Manager where you can view and manage SQL Sentry licenses.N/A
LoggingOptions to enable trace logging for the SQL Sentry client and monitoring service for troubleshooting purposes. Contact support before you enable logging. Logs are stored in the interactive user's AppData\Local\SentryOne directory.N/A
AboutDisplays current version, licensing information, and expiration.  N/A