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Spotlight on DB2 6.9.3 - User Guide

Spotlight on IBM DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, and Windows)
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Pause / Resume / Refresh

Pause monitoring the current Spotlight connection. Spotlight stops retrieving data from the connection. The Spotlight home page and drilldowns for the connection are not updated. Use the Resume command to resume monitoring the Spotlight connection. While the connection is paused, use Refresh to update the current window display.


  • Any actions that are in progress when you pause Spotlight are allowed to complete. No further actions are performed until you resume Spotlight's collection of data.
  • Pausing may affect Calibration. If calibration is in progress when the pause is started, it continues to run. The calibration finishes at the time it was originally set to finish. (It is not delayed by the Pause command.)
  • Pausing may affect drilldowns. Any drilldown that gathers information when it is started is affected by the Pause command.

To Pause Spotlight

Toolbar Menu Shortcut

Click View | Pause.


To Resume Spotlight

Toolbar Menu Shortcut

Click View | Resume.


To Refresh (update) the current Spotlight window

Use while Spotlight is paused to refresh the current window manually.

Toolbar Menu Shortcut

Click View | Refresh.

Press F5.

Note: Alarms raised during refresh may be included in historical snapshots, depending on snapshot preferences.


Related Topics

Spotlight Favorites

Add frequently viewed pages and connections to the favorites menu.

To view a favorite

View a page you have added to the favorites menu.

  1. Select Favorites.
  2. Select the favorite.

Note: The favorite may be in a folder as per how you have organized your favorites. The display name of the favorite is a name of your choosing.

To add a favorite

  1. Navigate to the page you want to add to favorites.
  2. Select Favorites | Add to Favorites.
  3. How do you want the page to appear in the Favorites list?




    Give a display name to the favorite.

    Save the current connection as part of the favorite

    Select when the same display name is used for favorite pages for different connections.

    Create in

    Select the folder to put the new favorite into.

    Tip: Click New folder... to create a new folder to save the favorite in.

To organize favorites

  1. Select Favorites | Organize Favorites.
  2. Click and drag entries in the Favorites list to rearrange them.


  • Select an item then click Delete, Rename or Move to… another location in the favorites list.
  • Click New folder… to create a new folder to organize the favorites in.

Spotlight Slideshow

Spotlight, Slideshow cycles through the current page of Spotlight's live connections.

Select View | Slideshow.

Note: You can configure Spotlight to start slideshow mode when you are not actively using the application. Slideshow

Connection Status bar

The Connection status bar is a floating bar that contains a Spotlight icon for each active (live) connection.

To show / hide the Connection Status bar

Click View | Connection Status Bar

About the Connection Status bar

  • The color of the connection icon represents the status of the connection.
  • Click the connection icon to display the connection's Spotlight home page.
  • Click and drag the checkered handle on the left to resize the bar.
  • Right-click the bar to display its shortcut menu. The following options are available:




    "Fades" the bar when the mouse pointer is not placed over it.

    Text labels

    Displays the names of the connections in the status bar.

    Automatic resize

    Resizes the status bar automatically and activates a scroll arrow.

    Sort by

    Sorts the connection icons by Name or Severity.


Related Topics

Spotlight Connection Manager

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