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´╗┐Configure Alert and Situation Columns

You can change the columns to display on Situation and Alert Views and add new columns based on custom_info fields.
Optionally add link definitions to custom_info columns, for example, to link the custom_info data to a third-party system. See Link Definitions .

Navigation

Click the Columns drop-down menu in the top right corner to display which columns are displayed by default.
Check or uncheck columns to add or remove them from the default column layout.
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Description
Click the border of any column and drag left or right to make the column narrower or wider. Double-click to auto-resize the column to the current content
Click and drag any column to another position to change the order the columns appear in
Click any column and edit the text next to 'Header' to change the column header.

Create a New Column

Click Columns > Add Column to add a new custom column to the default layout.
Edit the available fields to configure the column:
Field
Input
Description
Field
String
This is where you can type the custom_info field you want to use or show in the column
Please note: This entry must start with custom_info . (added when creating a new column). For example, to use a Custom_info field 'TPS_ID' enter:
custom_info.TPS_ID
Header
String
This is the header name of the column
Type
Number OR Text
Select 'Number' if the column content is numeric or 'Text' if the column context is text string
Link Definition
Selection
Select the Link Definition from the list (if required)
Indexed
Boolean
If enabled, the column data will be indexed in the database.

When new columns are added they are filterable and sortable by default. This improves performance of filtering and sorting, but may affect the performance of additions

If you are planning to use this custom_info field in Alert or Situation filters or you are planning to sort using this column, we recommend you enable the indexed option to aid filter loading performance
Too many indexed columns may impact performance
Adjust the column width as required and change the order by dragging and dropping the new column where you would like it to be.
Click Save Changes to continue and confirm when prompted.
Alternatively, click Revert Changes to discard your changes.

Example

The is example walks you through setting up an Alert Column with Custom_info Data from Prompt. The custom_info field 'TPSLEVEL' is added to Alerts using a client tool with a prompt variable: 'Set TPS Level'. See 6.5-Client Tools for information on how to set up the TPS Level client tool.
  • Right-click and select Tools > Set TPS Level tool or Tools > Tools > Set TPS Level to run the tool on an Alert.
  • Select the TPS level on the prompt window.
  • Right-click on the Alert, select Show Details... and Custom Info...
  • Navigate to System Settings > Columns > Alert Columns to create the custom_info column.
  • Click Columns > Add Column and then configure the column.
  • Click Save Changes to continue.
The Alert Views displays display the TPS Level column display custom_info data in the second column: