Choosing a Data Viewer
After you configure a Browse Session with the files containing the data you are targeting for an import, you can choose a viewer in which to display the imported data. For example, you have the option to choose up to four different data viewers for a Browse Session, as follows:
Analysis Grid — the default data viewer containing expandable parent and child message rows in tree-grid format that provides the core analysis surface for captured messages.
Protocol Dashboard — a configurable Chart viewer that provides high-level data summaries.
SMB Reads and Writes — a configurable Chart viewer that provides a high-level view of SMB protocol file operation activities and statistics in an x-y coordinate display of message nodes across the time boundaries of a trace, along with adjustable time window slider controls.
Sequence Match — provides an interface that enables you to apply sequence matching to a set of trace results to isolate messages that reflect specified patterns, based on predefined or custom OPN sequence expressions.
You can start loading data into Message Analyzer through a Browse Session by specifying the viewer in which to display the data. For example, by clicking the View With button in your Browse Session configuration, you automatically launch the default Analysis Grid viewer. If you want to specify another data viewer, click the Analysis Grid icon or the black down arrow next to it to display a menu containing the viewer options that you can choose. As soon as you select a data viewer, Message Analyzer immediately begins to load data from the target files and displays it in the viewer you chose. Note that you can also make use of similar capabilities to start a Trace Session and display trace results in a data viewer of choice, the only difference being that you will be working with live data in a started Trace Session rather than the historical data of a Browse Session. In addition, following the retrieval of data that displays in your initially selected viewer, you can present your data in any of the other available viewers by selecting them from a context menu that is accessible by right-clicking any session node in the Session Explorer tool window on the Message Analyzer Home tab.
Note If you select a different set of data viewers, Message Analyzer will automatically repopulate those viewers whenever you modify and rerun an existing Browse Session or Trace Session configuration.
To learn more about the previously described data viewers, along with the tool, annotation, diagnosis, and other windows with which they interact, see the Viewing Message Data section of this documentation.
ConceptsSpecifying Data Viewers