To customize how particular column should appear on the report, open the Result Display tab and click Default in the Custom attributes column for the column you want to customize.

Each column has properties that can be modified to make the report display more legible and user friendly. Whether a property can be modified depends on the value type displayed in that column. For example, display properties for a column containing a string include Maximum length, Left portion percentage, Warp, Find regexp and Print regexp format; properties for a column containing time include Custom format, Date type, Time type and Append time zone.

The following properties can be adjusted for a particular value type.

String

Any metric displayed as a string of alphanumeric characters.

Example metrics: Operation, Client site description, Server name

  • Maximum length

    Specify a maximum number of characters to be displayed inside the column.

  • Left portion percentage

    Define the left portion display of the string. For example, value 20 will display 20% of the left portion of the string.

  • Wrap

    Enable and disable line wrapping of the string inside the column. If set to true, text can be displayed in more than one line.

  • Find regexp

    Enter the regular expression to extract desired data from the string.

  • Print regexp format

    Enter the regular expression to display a specific data from the string. The format is used to print values found by Find regexp.
    Example: There is a number of software service names starting with "EXCHANGE". We want to hide the "EXCHANGE" prefix for all these software service names. In this case, Custom attributes should be configured as follows:

Date

Any metric that displays time or a timestamp.

Example metrics: Time

Example metrics: Operation, Client site description, Server name

  • Custom format

    Enter a custom format for displaying time. DMI uses the patterns available the Java DateTimeFormatter class.

    With a custom date format, you can set your own date patterns. For example, dd/mm/yyyy, mm/dd/yyyy, yyyy-mm-dd.

    You can use the following pattern:.

    Letter   Date or Time Component   Presentation       Examples
    G        Era designator           Text               AD
    y        Year                     Year               1996;    96
    M        Month in year            Month              July; Jul; 07
    w        Week in year             Number             27
    W        Week in month            Number             2
    D        Day in year              Number             189
    d        Day in month             Number             10
    F        Day of week in month     Number             2
    E        Day in week              Text               Tuesday; Tue
    a        Am/pm marker             Text               PM
    H        Hour in day (0-23)       Number             0
    k        Hour in day (1-24)       Number             24
    K        Hour in am/pm (0-11)     Number             0
    h        Hour in am/pm (1-12)     Number             12
    m        Minute in hour           Number             30
    s        Second in minute         Number             55
    S        Millisecond              Number             978
    z        Time zone                General time zone  Pacific Standard Time; PST; GMT-08:00
    Z        Time zone                RFC 822 time zone  -0800
    
    (from Java API doc)
  • Date type

    Select the date display format. Available options are none, M/d/yy, M/yy and M/d

  • Time type

    Similar to Date type, select the time display format. Available options are none, HH:mm, HH:mm:ss, HH:mm:ss:SSS

  • Append time zone

    Indicate the time zone of the metric. Available options are none, always, smart

Number

Any metric that displays an integer as a number or percentage

Example metrics: Application performance, Percentage of network time

  • Format

    Specify the metric display format. For example: ##.##

    The format is used to print values. For example: # ##0.0000, 0.00, 0.####, 0.0000E0. See the documentation of Decimal Format in Java documentation for all available options.

Period

All metrics that represent a specific period in time.

Example metrics: Server time, Network time, Operation time

  • Unit

    Scale the displayed unit. Available scales are based on default metric units.

    You can choose a fixed unit or smart mode. Smart mode means that a period ( . ) is displayed in units such as hours, minutes, seconds. You can limit the number of units visible through the Units shown in smart mode attribute.

  • Units shown in smart mode

    Limit the number of units shown if the unit is set to smart mode.

  • Number format in fixed mode

    Specify the format of a value displayed in selected units.

    If the unit is not set to smart mode, you can set the format (precision) of displayed values. For example: # ##0.0000, 0.00, 0.####, 0.0000E0. See the documentation of Decimal Format in Java documentation for all available options.

Load

All metrics that a load.

Example metrics: Hits, Operations, Total packets

  • Unit

    Scale the displayed unit. Available scales are based on default metric units.

  • Number format in fixed mode

    Specify the format of a value displayed in using selected units. For example: 0.000000.

Breakdown

All metrics that display a breakdown of aggregated metrics.

Example metrics: Operation time breakdown

  • Bar color

    Select a color of the displayed bar.

  • Unit

    Scale the displayed unit. Available scales are based on default metric units.

  • Number format in fixed mode

    Specify the format of a value displayed in using selected units. For example: 0.000000.