Working with Filters—Local Filters and Global Filters

To hone the details and finely control what the ACC displays, you can use filters:
  • Local Filters—Local filters are applied on a specific widget. A local filter allows you to interact with the graph and customize the display so that you can dig in to the details and access the information you want to monitor on a specific widget. You can apply a local filter in two ways: click into an attribute in the graph or table; or select Set Filter within a widget. Set Filter allows you to set a local filter that is persistent across reboots.
  • Global filters—Global filters are applied across the ACC. A global filter allows you to pivot the display around the details you care most about and exclude the unrelated information from the current display. For example, to view all events related to a specific user and application, you can apply the user’s IP address and specify the application to create a global filter that displays only information pertaining to that user and application through all the tabs and widgets on the ACC. Global filters are not persistent across logins.
    Global filters can be applied in three ways:
  • Set a global filter from a table—Select an attribute from a table in any widget and apply the attribute as a global filter.
  • Add a widget filter to be a global filter—Hover over the attribute and click the arrow icon to the right of the attribute. This option allows you to elevate a local filter used in a widget and apply the attribute globally to update the display across all tabs on the ACC.
  • Define a global filter—Define a filter using the Global Filters pane on the ACC.
  • Set a local filter.
    You can also click an attribute in the table below the graph to apply it as a local filter.
    1. Select a widget and click Filter ( set_local_filters_icon.PNG ).
    2. Add ( add_icon.png ) filters you want to apply.
    3. Click Apply. These filters are persistent across reboots.
      The number of local filters applied on a widget are indicated next to the widget name.
  • Set a global filter from a table.
    Hover over an attribute in a table and click the arrow that appears to the right of the attribute.
  • Set a global filter using the Global Filters pane.
    Add ( add_icon.png ) filters you want to apply.
  • Promote a local filter to as global filter.
    1. On any table in a widget, select an attribute. This sets the attribute as a local filter.
    2. To promote the filter to a global filter, hover over the attribute and click the arrow to the right of the attribute.
  • Remove a filter.
    Click Remove ( icon_custom_logo_delete.png ) to remove a filter.
    • Global filters—Located in the Global Filters pane.
    • Local filters—Click Filter ( set_local_filters_icon.PNG ) to bring up the Set Local Filters dialog and then select the filter and remove it.
  • Clear all filters.
    • Global filtersClear All Global Filters.
    • Local filters—Select a widget and click Filter ( set_local_filters_icon.PNG ). Then Clear All in the Set Local Filters widget.
  • Negate filters.
    Select an attribute and Negate ( icon_negate.PNG ) a filter.
    • Global filters—Located in the Global Filters pane.
    • Local filters—Click Filter ( set_local_filters_icon.PNG ) to bring up the Set Local Filters dialog add a filter, and then negate it.
  • View what filters are in use.
    • Global filters—The number of global filters applied are displayed on the left pane under Global Filters.
    • Local filters—The number of local filters applied on a widget are displayed next to the widget name. To view the filters, click Set Local Filters.

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