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    Applying Local Filters

    Unlike a global filter, which applies to all reports, a local filter applies only to the instant report. A filter includes or excludes matching records.

    To apply local filters:

    1. Click a report title in the table of contents frame to display the report in the report frame.
    2. Click the Local Filter icon to display the Local Filters dialog box.
    3. Select the Disable Global Filters check box to avoid unexpected behavior.
    4. Specify whether to show the report in graph form.

      Note: Not all reports include graphs.

    5. Specify a maximum number of records and subrecords to display.
    6. Configure filter elements:

      • In the Filters List group, select the column on which to filter.
      • Specify whether the filter includes or excludes matching values.
      • Use the filter details text box to add a regular expression to match values.

        • Use the text box with the Add and Remove buttons to build regular expressions.
        • Use the Save Filter and Remove Filter buttons to manage the filter list.
    7. Click Save.

    Tip: You can create a set of local filters that may be of interest and then use the No Filters check box (within the Local Filters dialog box) to toggle between the filtered and unfiltered view of the report).

    Observe the following guidelines when you use regular expressions in filters:

    • To filter the regular expression as it is in the reports, add the prefix ^ (caret symbol) and suffix $ (dollar symbol) before and after the regular expression. For example, if you want to filter event code 8690, enter ^8690$ in the regular expression text box to display identical event codes in the report. Without these symbols, all the event codes that contain 8690 in them will be displayed.
    • To filter event attributes, use the caret symbol (^) as a prefix to any regular expression that starts with the common value as entered in the regular text box. For example, if you want to filter all the event codes starting with 193, enter ^193 in the regular expression text box to display all the event codes starting with 193 in the report. Without these symbols, all the event codes that contain 193 anywhere in them will be displayed.
    • To specify a range to be filtered in the report, like 30-40 KB, use the prefix \ (backslash symbol) before the - (hyphen). For example, if you want to consider all events that recorded bandwidth in the 30-40 KB range, type 30\-40 KB, and all the events that fall within the 30-40 KB bandwidth range will be displayed in the instant report.
    • To filter an expression that contains a comma (,) in it, specify a period (.) instead of a comma in the regular expression.

    Published: 2011-02-08