Intro to Event Table

Overview #

Event Tables organize data around Events. An Event occurs any time an update to a data stream is saved in OnPing. Basically, things that happen are Events. Users leverage Event Table to generate relational data – data about the relationship between data streams. Event Table is a tool for improving diagnostics, understanding how things work together, or simply for organizing data in a contextual environment.  

Basics of Event Table #

Event Source

The first thing you need to set up an Event Table is an Event Source. This will be the data stream providing context for the table. A Source can be any data stream accessible through OnPing, but generally speaking, you probably have a good idea of what Event to choose if you are using Event Table.

Selecting an Event

The Event Source will go into the first column of the Event Table. To select an Event:

  • Open the Editing view for the Event Table widget. 
  • Click the ‘Edit Table Config’ button
  • In the box in the first column, you should see a menu of optional data points you can view about an event, and a small ‘Pencil’ icon above.
  • Click the ‘Pencil’ to browse through available events.
  • Once you’ve selected the Event Source (or event to compare with the source), select the data you want to see about the event from the menu. You may choose one or multiple options. 
  • Save, and add any additional events as needed. 

Comparative Events

The Source Event will need something to be compared to. Comparative events will fill out the additional columns of the Event Table. They are added in the same way as the source event but don’t have the little green banner below that identifies the Source. 

You may notice that the comparative events have a menu to select from as well. One of the great things about Event Table is that you can choose what information you want to see from each event. This enables a great deal of flexibility in how you can use and organize the Event Table. 

Organizing the Table #

Finally, you need to decide are how many instances of the event should be displayed, as well as the order in which they appear.

  • Sort events in Ascending/Descending order from most recent to least recent occurrence.
  • These options appear on the right side of the Config Table view. Simple click on the associated window and select your preferences.
  • Make sure to ‘Save’ to confirm your selections!

Import/Export #

Import/Export are available for Event Table configurations. This is convenient if you have a lot of comparative data sets or many event instances you want to view. Refer to our documentation about Importing and Exporting Dhall files in OnPing for more assistance.

Conclusion

Thanks for reading through our Intro to Event Table. Event Table is a powerful relational tool in OnPing. Take some time to further explore the Event Table widget to better understand the opportunities for relational data in the OnPing.

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