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Data Viewers

In any Analysis Session, Message Analyzer enables you to use common data viewers to display message summary details in a tree grid configuration, top-level message summaries with graphic data visualizers that include charts and timelines, and a pattern match summary group layout that results from applying and matching sequence expressions. The UI elements that implement these viewer formats are described in this section, along with related functional descriptions, how to launch these data viewers, and how to use them to solve diagnostic problems. A brief description of the each data viewer immediately follows for convenience. More detailed descriptions are included in the topics of this section.

You can specify the following common data viewers for any Browse Session or Trace Session to present message data in the above indicated formats:

Analysis Grid — the default tree grid display that contains a default column layout with expandable parent and child message nodes that expose top-level transactions/operations and message origins, respectively, in a tree-view structure. Also, the message Details, Message Data, and Field Data tool windows display by default when you specify the Analysis Grid as a data viewer. Message selection in the Analysis Grid drives interaction with these tool windows.

Protocol Dashboard — a Chart viewer that contains a collection of graphical visualizer components for displaying message data in top-level summaries, which include the following:

  • A table grid that summarizes message count per module.

  • Two Top Level Protocol Summary chart visualizer components that expose bandwidth consumption as relative message volume indicators for all messages captured in a trace.

  • A Top Level Protocols Over Time chart visualizer component that provides a message count versus timeline display in the x-y coordinate domain.

SMB Reads and Writes — a Chart viewer that summarizes SMB file sharing information, which includes files accessed, bytes-per-second data in an x-y coordinate display, and bytes sent statistics, for SMB read/write requests captured across the timeline of a trace.

Sequence Match — a special data viewer that enables you to detect message sequences or patterns within a message collection, based on predefined or custom-designed OPN sequence expressions.

More Information
To learn more about how to create Chart data visualizers, see Managing Assets and Resources.
To learn more about sequence expressions, including how to build them, see Sequence Match.

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