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Spotlight on SAP ASE 2.11 - User Guide

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Maximize and Restore Charts

Where a drilldown displays several charts you can choose to maximize one chart so it occupies the whole drilldown. Once maximized, you can restore the chart to its normal size.

Note: All charts are automatically restored to their normal size when you view a different drilldown.

Toolbar Menu Shortcut
Click Right click the chart and select Maximize. N/A
Click Right click the chart and select Restore. N/A


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Chart Properties - Chart Page

You can edit the visual properties of the charts displayed in Spotlight.

To set chart properties

  1. Right-click the chart and select Properties | Chart.
  2. Configure as appropriate:

    Option Description
    Name Select the chart to configure. Applicable when the chart name is selectable.

    Chart style

    Select a style for the chart.


    • You can use a Summary chart to view the statistics on how the charted data varies over time, including details on average, maximum, and minimum values. The percentile range (10% to 90%) shows the spread that contains 80% of all values in the chart.
    • You can use a Histogram to sort data into ranges of values. The horizontal axis shows the distribution of data across those ranges. The vertical axis shows the number of items in each range. (A current data histogram displays the most recent data collected; a trend histogram displays an average of the data collected over the available history of the chart.)
    • Any charts under the Other views heading (as in the Sample item here) are specific to individual Spotlight applications.
    • Some charts that show task or status data may be drawn as Gantt charts. These are custom-coded charts and cannot be displayed in other styles.

    Arrange by

    Applicable when the Chart style is set to Bar or Pie.

    • Select to arrange the data in Name or Value order.

    Include legend in chart

    Select to show the legend associated with the chart. Not all charts have a legend.

    Series are stacked

    Applicable when the Chart style is set to Area.

    • Select to plot the cumulative values of the different series.
    • Clear to superimpose the different series on the same set of axes.

    Manual scaling
    Minimum value
    Maximum value

    Select Manual Scaling to set the scaling factor for the chart in the Minimum value and Maximum value fields.

    Clear Manual Scaling to accept Spotlight's default scaling of the chart.


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Chart Properties - Filtering Page

Chart Properties - Filtering Page

A Spotlight chart may contain multiple graphs representing separate data series from multiple data sources. You can filter the chart so that it shows only the data series that you want to see.

Spotlight supplies a set of filters that you can use, but if none of the standard filters are suitable for your chart, you can design a custom filter.

To set a custom filter on a chart

  1. Right-click the chart and select Properties | Filtering.
  2. Configure as appropriate:

    Option Description


    Select the chart to configure. Applicable when the chart name is selectable.

    Show all items

    Select to display all current data series.

    For example, if a system has the multiple disks C:, D:, E:, and F:, the relevant disk usage chart displays the disk usage statistic for all four disks.

    Show only the top items

    Select to display the most significant data series.

    Select the number of data series to show from the associated drop down list.

    Show the following items

    Select to choose the data series to show.

    Select the data series to show from the associated list. Note also the associated Select all and Clear all buttons.


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Spotlight Basics describes how Spotlight applications work. It contains these sections:



Spotlight Connections

Create / Modify / Delete connections to systems, and monitor those systems.

Monitor Spotlight Connections Monitor connections, detect alarms, investigate the cause of alarms.

Alarms are the warnings that Spotlight raises when a metric falls outside its "normal" range of values.

Charts, Grids and Home Page Components Spotlight displays provide detailed statistics of the monitored system, relevant to diagnosing the cause of alarms. Make the best use of them.
View | Options Customize Spotlight.
Troubleshooting Solve problems using Spotlight.
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