Tables in OnPing

Tables are useful for illustrating complicated relationships between data in organized, readable structures. Many types of tables exist. In OnPing, each type is utilized through a respective Widget feature. 

This document introduces Users to the Tables available in OnPing and provides some general information about how and where to use each one. Keep in mind, though, that OnPing is a platform for experimentation. The best way to learn the capabilities of each widget will always be to explore them independently!

List of Table Widgets in OnPing #

  • Event Table
  • Single-Location Table
  • Multi-Parameter Table
  • Alarm Table
  • Custom Table

Event Table #

In Event Table, Users compare event-specific relational data. Select an anchoring Event – called the ‘Event Source’ – then choose a set of events to compare with the source. 

Event table is where Users will get a deeper understanding about the interconnectedness between data streams. This widget offers Users a way to compare streams during a specific instance or across a span of time.

Event Table is also one of the main ways Users can utilize the ‘Time Travel’ feature to troubleshoot problematic events. An ‘Event’ is simply any time information is saved into OnPing, so seeing this information is often very helpful.

Single-Location Table #

Single-Location Table allows Users to temporarily display of information about any one device. This table is the fastest way to get a snapshot of OnPing locations, because once a User to selects the Location and tags to use, a table is automatically generated.

Single-Location tables make great ‘stand alone’ panels to browse through devices, or can compliment other widgets on a Panel by providing quick access to which information should be used by other features.

Multi-Parameter Table #

Mulit-Parameter Tables take the concept from Single-Location Tables a step further. In Multi-Paramter Table, Users can select several locations – each with any number of related data streams – and open a table displaying all of the chosen informaiton.

Alarm Table #

Alarm Table is how Users can quickly view information about a set of Alarms. Alarms sets can be organized by their association to a categories: Sites, Locations, Groups, Companies, or Call Orders. Each category can be searched with text entry, so pulling together Alarm Data from across an entire organization can be done easily.

Custom Table #

Custom Tables are the most flexible Table structure in OnPing – and one of the most versatile tools in the entire platform. Users often have specific sets of information to organize that can’t be universally implemented for every organization. Custom Tables provide a way for Users to put together meaningful sets of information without the constraints of the pre-build Table tools.

Custom Tables utilize several powerful features, including:

  • Import/Export
  • Sort
  • Internal and External Links
  • Map Layers
  • Reporting Features

Note that each cell in the table can consist of a ‘Text’ entry, PIDs, or a ‘Status’. Text cells will often be descriptors or used to create Links to external information or even other Dashboards/Panels.

Custom Tables can be used anytime a User needs to organize information. These are the ‘base’ for OnPing tables. Other tables have been in functionality to make a specific job easier – Custom Tables simply remove the ‘prompting’ available in other table structures.

Summary #

This document covers some of the most basic information about what tables are available in OnPing. For more specific information about any of these features, please refer to their introductory information in Support Docs!

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