Dashboard Views

Contents

Introduction

Default Views

Creating Your Own Custom Views

Editing a view

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Introduction

Dashboard Views are a powerful tool to enable you to save customizations that you make to the dashboard into reusable views. These views can be accessed by you or other teammates directly from the Views pane in the top left part of the dashboard.

A view encapsulates the grid columns, the search phrase, sorting, filtering, chart series, servers and applications. This enables you for example to filter the dashboard for a specific application and types of errors (e.g. HibernateException, NullPointerException...) and save that as a view that you can immediately return to.  

 

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The Views pane in the dashboard 

 

 

Default Views

The dashboard provides a number of views by default, each providing a handy set of filters you can use to focus on a specific class of errors. These include:

  • Last Hour - shows all events occurring within the last hour timeframe. This view is useful for giving you a real-time view of the behavior in your application.
  • Last Day - this view provides a bird's eye view of all errors occurring within your application(s) over the last 24 hour window. This is useful view to see any spikes or fluctuations in errors as a result of a new deployment or environment change/outage. 
  • New Today - this view enables you to see all new errors that were introduced into your application(s) over the last day. This is a great view to use following a deployment to be able to see exactly if/what new errors were introduced to triage and analyze the most critical ones.
  • New This Week - this view enables you to see all new errors that were introduced into your application(s) over the last week. This is a great view to use following one or more deployments to be able to see exactly if/what new errors were introduced to triage and analyze the most critical ones.
  • DB Exceptions - this view includes the most common DB error types to enable you to detect new and increasing DB errors within your application(s). These include: java.sql.*, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, H2, Derby, CouchBase, Riak, Memcached and Amazon SimpleDB/DynamoDB exceptions.
  • JVM Exceptions - this view shows exceptions thrown by the core Java framework (i.e. java.util.*, java.lang.*) in the current time frame. This is an especially powerful view to detect exceptions which for the most part represent code defects that your application should not be normally experiencing such as: NullPointerException, IndexOutOfBoundsException, InvalidCastException and more.. 
  • Network Errors - this view includes the most common network error types to enable you to detect new and increasing networking errors within your application(s). These include: javax.net.*, Finagle, Kafka, JBoss, Mongo, Undertow, Cascading and Apache Catalina, Coyote and Jasper exceptions.
  • Logged Errors - this view shows all logged warnings within the current timeframe. This is a useful view for seeing whether or not there's been a spike in the number of warnings within the current timeframe.
  • Logged Warnings - this view shows all logged warnings within the current timeframe. This is a useful view for seeing whether or not there's been a spike in the number of warnings within the current timeframe.
  • All Events - this view shows all events (except those that have been archived). This view is useful to search or filter the grid according to a specific filter.

You can further customize those by changing the timeframes, selected applications, grid columns and more and save them as new view as described below.

 

Creating Your Own Custom Views

You can save any combination of grid filters, search phrase, visible columns, sorting and selected servers/applications as a persistent view which you can name and reuse. This view can also be shared with teammates or be private and visible only to you. Each view has a name, description and a toggle to control whether it is visible to your teammates or only to you.

To create a view simply choose the desired grid filters, search phrase, visible columns, sorting and selected servers/applications, and click on the  button. You can also add an alert to the view through this dialog - click here to learn how to do this.

 

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Creating a new view

 

Editing a view

To update a view’s filters, columns, sorting and selected servers/applications, first select the view, then apply the desired changes and click in the  button, or on the  icon when hovering over the view.

To update a view’s name or description, or to change it from private to public (or otherwise), click on the  icon when hovering over the view.

You can delete a view by clicking on the  icon when hovering over it.

You can also define alerts based on views to know when new errors were introduced or exceeded a specific volume of errors by clicking the  when hovering over the view. Click here to learn more about defining alerts.

 

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