The Data View Definition function is used to specify the criteria for data collection; this includes the data fields to be collected, the nodes from which the data is to be obtained and a Where Clause, if required, to filter the data.
Data View Definitions form part of Displays, Database Collections and Database Summaries with the relevant input dialog box being accessed from the respective properties dialog box of each.
Once a Data View Definition has been added, a summary of the details is shown in the Properties dialog box of the particular window, or Database.
You can configure multiple Data View Definitions, each definition comprising of a single record with one or more data fields included. The exception being when creating Displays in a tabular format, where only one Data View Definition is allowed.