The Windows Client makes use of Displays to present collected data. Each Display consists of one or more individual windows that contain data from selected records. This data can be shown in either a tabular or chart format. In a Display, data is updated at a specified time interval, overwriting existing data.

A selection of pre-packaged Displays are supplied so that you can start viewing your system information immediately. If required, you can either edit these Displays or create your own custom Displays to suit your specific environment. The Welcome to PROGNOSIS Display or the Unified Communications and Collaboration Central Display (also referred to as the UCC - Welcome Display) are the main default Displays provided.

There are many options available for viewing requested data, these include:

  • Showing data in a tabular format or a selection of various chart styles.

  • Retrieving data based on a specified Where Clause (filter).

  • Retrieving data from one or more nodes.

  • Generating totals, sub-totals, and multiple types of averages.

  • Combining data fields.

  • Creating or converting Displays for use in the Web Application.

  • Creating Themes that allow you to maintain a consistent look to your Displays.

  • Replaying stored databases or cached data collection histories.

  • Executing operating system commands.

  • Exporting data to Excel.

Each Display can be used to show real-time data, or used as a template to set up collection parameters for a Database Collection.

You have total control over the look and feel of the Display interface, from selecting colors to adding legends and labels. You can set up Drill-downs and Links on any field in a Display either of which can open other Displays showing related data. For example, if you have a Display of busy processes on a system, you can set the PID field as a Drill-down. Any time that you click on this field it will automatically open a detailed Display of that particular process.

Displays are stored in documents with a .dpy extension and are represented by the icon in the Document Navigator.

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