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Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.7 - Release Notes

Spotlight grids

Grids are used in Spotlight drilldowns. Grids show values in a tabular form.

Feature Description

Label

A brief text description of the information represented in the grid.

Toolbar

Use the toolbar in the top right corner of the grid to configure the way the grid presents information. The options may include:

Icon Help Reference Description

Find text

Find text in the Spotlight grid.

Save to file

Save the Spotlight grid to a file.

Copy to clipboard

Copy the Spotlight grid to the clipboard. Copy the whole table, the selected row, column or cell.

Show, hide and order columns

Show or hide columns on the Spotlight grid and choose the order in which to display columns.

Table body

Information is displayed in the body of the grid.

Table 26: Right-click the table header row for options which may include:

Option Help Reference Description

Arrange by

Sort Ascending / Descending

Sort the grid

Sort the contents of the grid according to the contents of one or more columns.

Show / Hide Column

Organize Columns…

Show, hide and order columns

Show or hide columns and choose the order in which to display columns.

 

Freeze first column

 

When selected the first column of the grid remains visible while you scroll through all the columns.

Restore default settings

Restore default settings

Remove changes to the column headings and word-wrapping.

Table 27: Right-click the table body for options which may include:

Option Help Reference Description

View as chart

 

If available, show the data in a Spotlight chart.

What's This?

 

Show help on using the data.

Icon Help Reference Description

Connection drilldowns

If available, click to show more numerical detail related to the Spotlight grid.

Find…

Find text

Find text in the Spotlight grid.

Save as…

Save to file

Save the Spotlight grid to a file.

Copy to clipboard

Copy to clipboard

Copy the Spotlight grid to the clipboard. Copy the whole table, the selected row, column or cell.

Restore default settings

Restore default settings

Remove changes to the column headings and word-wrapping.

 

Tree view

If available, this provides for the option of displaying the left most column of the Spotlight grid as a hierarchical tree structure. Use this icon to toggle between a simple text string list and the hierarchical tree structure.

Properties…

Grid properties

Settings to freeze the first column or word-wrap text.

You can also select multiple rows. For more information, see Select multiple rows.

If Spotlight is unable to collect the data required, Spotlight displays a small icon on the affected component. Click the icon to see more information about the problem.

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