4.8 Custom Display and Filters for Lists

In the Web Interface, you can personalize the display for lists by using display tools integrated throughout the product.

4.8.1 Refresh List Items

Lists poll to refresh the data about once per minute. Double-click the tab title to force any list to refresh immediately, regardless of its normal polling cycle.

4.8.2 Number of Items in a List

Mouse over the tab title to view the total number of items in the list and the total number of selected items currently selected in the list.

4.8.3 Show More Data in a Cell

If a list table cell contains more information than can be displayed, the text ends in an ellipsis (…). You can mouse over the cell to show the additional information in a pop-up infotip.

4.8.4 Sort Data

You can sort list data in ascending order (A to Z) or in descending order (Z to A), based on values in the selected column. The sort function treats numbers as text values and sorts them alphabetically, not numerically. When you sort data, an arrow icon in the column heading indicates the that column is the key for the sort. An Up arrow indicates an ascending sort order. A Down arrow indicates a descending sort order.

Most columns are available as data sort keys. If a column is not available as a sort key, the toggle sort does not work, and its Columns menu does not contain the sort options.

To sort data in a list:

  1. Use either of the following methods to effect a sort:

    • Toggle Sort: Click a column heading to sort entries in ascending order based on values in that column. Click the column heading again to sort in descending order.

    • Menu Sort: Mouse over a column heading to activate its options, then click the arrow on the right column edge to access the menu for that column. Select Sort Ascending (A to Z) or Sort Descending (Z to A) to specify the preferred sort order.

4.8.5 Show/Hide Columns in a List

You can show or hide data in a list by specifying which parameters to display. Although the hidden data is not displayed, any filter or advanced search action considers the values. For example, in the Workloads list, hidden data includes location (site, enclosure, slot), custom fields, IP address, MAC address, workload type, and virtualization technology.

NOTE:Your column display preferences for each personalized list persists across your sessions.

To personalize the columns in a list:

  1. Mouse over a column heading to activate its options, then click the arrow on the heading’s right edge to access the menu for that column.

  2. Select Columns to display the parameters available for the list.

    The menu lists parameters in the left-to-right display order in the list. Selected parameters show in the list. Deselected parameters are hidden.

  3. Select the check box next to the parameter you want to show. The list updates to immediately add the column.

  4. Deselect the check box next to the parameter you want to hide. The list updates immediately to remove the column.

  5. When you are done, click anywhere on the page to exit the menu.

4.8.6 Filter Data in a List

Most lists in the Web Interface have a Filter option available to help you search the list and locate the information of interest. The filter applies to all searchable fields in the list, including any hidden columns. For example, on the Workloads list, the default hidden columns include custom fields, IP addresses, MAC addresses, and workload type.

NOTE:When you filter a list for a status condition, you must replace hyphens and spaces in the status name with underscores. Examples:

  • in_progress
  • pre_cutover_testing

To filter the objects in a list:

  1. In the Filter field, begin typing a sequence of characters to display only the entries with values that match.

    The search and filter apply to the list almost immediately as it matches entries.

  2. Click the Filter icon to clear the Filter field.

4.8.7 Advanced Search of Data

The Advanced Search option for lists helps you to locate multiple objects that you want to perform the same action on. Advanced Search is not available for every list.

The Advanced Search dialog is a multiple-option form that allows you to search on any combination of the following parameters for Workloads that make sense for the target of your search:

  • Project
  • Wave
  • Batch
  • Hostname
  • OS Type
  • Application
  • Custom 4
  • Workload Type
  • Transform Method
  • Environment
  • Site
  • Enclosure
  • Custom 1
  • Custom 5
  • Total Storage
  • Single Disk Size
  • Cores per Socket
  • Amount of Memory
  • On Hold
  • Custom 2
  • Custom 6
  • Network
  • Status
  • Sub Status
  • Health
  • Custom 3
  • Custom 7

NOTE:The Global Project Selector limits the workloads in the Workloads list to the specified project. It also adds the custom fields you defined for the project to the Advanced Search form and Bulk Edit form.

You can use the Health > All Warning State option on the Workloads list Advanced Search function to see all workloads in the Warning state. For objects with warnings, you can mouse over the Status cell to view the condition that triggered the warning.

You can use the Status option to find all objects in a given transformation state, such as Imported, Ready to Submit, Transforming, Ready to Cutover, and so on.

To search:

  1. (Optional) If you have permissions on multiple projects, click the Global Project Selector, then select the project of interest.

  2. Click the Advanced Search icon to the right of the Filter field.

  3. In the Advanced Search dialog, specify a value for any search parameter.

    The search filters the list to show matches to that setting.

  4. (Optional) For combination searches, specify a value for additional parameters until you locate the objects of interest.

  5. (Optional) Click Clear to reset the Advanced Search and try again with different fields.

  6. After you have narrowed the list to the items of interest, click in the list to exit the Advanced Search dialog.

    The Advanced Search icon is shaded blue when any option has been enabled with a search value.

  7. When you are done, click the Advanced Search icon to the right of the Filter field, then click Clear to reset the Advanced Search.

    The Advanced Search is cleared automatically if you navigate to a different tab.