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Adding a Chart or Table to the Log Monitoring Dashboard

You can add charts and tables to the Default dashboard or to your own dashboard. Charts and tables are widgets generated with the results obtained from a search.

For example, suppose you have a dashboard dedicated to monitor SQL database log events. Currently, you have a table displaying the failed login attempts to the SQL database. Now, you want to add another table to track whenever a database backup fails.

You can add a chart of table to a dashboard by using one of the following approaches:

  • Perform a search operation and save the search

    You can perform a search to capture the log events that you want to display as a chart or table on the dashboard. Use this approach if you do not have a saved search related to those log events.

  • Use a saved search

    You can add the saved search to a dashboard. Note that you cannot associate a saved search to more than one dashboard.

Procedure

  1. From the My Applications page in the Web Console, go to Monitoring > Log Monitoring.
  2. To add a chart or table to a dashboard, choose one of the following approaches:
    • If you want to use a new search, see Searching Log Data in the Log Monitoring Application.
    • If you want to use a saved search, locate the search as follows:
      1. At the top of the page, click Search.
      2. On the Search page, go to the Saved Search tab and click the saved search that you want to use.

        Tip: If you do not see a list of searches, on the right side of the page, click Show History.

  3. If you created a new search, click the star button to save it.
  4. On the Search page, at the upper right of the page, click Actions > Save to Dashboard.
  5. In the Edit Saved Search Criteria dialog box, specify the dashboard details:
    1. Select the Save to Dashboard check box and choose how you want the search results to appear on the dashboard.

      You can display the information in a chart (Graph option) or table format.

    2. In the Dashboard box, select the dashboard where you want to display the chart or table.
    3. Click Save.

Related Topics

Managing Charts and Tables on the Log Monitoring Dashboard