Using the Traffic Viewer
You can access the Traffic Viewer by clicking ‘Zoom’ in the traffic portlet in an application dashboard.
The Traffic Viewer enables you to drill down to specific records and then step back to previous searches to investigate records elsewhere. You have the option to view traffic records in two formats: the detailed records view or the summarized grouping view.
You can navigate through records like pages in a book. Each traffic view maintains the given settings and filters, even if you navigate to a new view. A new view is created every time you navigate from a records view to a grouping view, or vice versa; this drill down pattern allows users to step in and out of particular record subsets. The back button is located on every view to allow you to return to the previous view.
The time selection is independent of the record views; in other words, whatever time you have selected will persist from view to view. The time picker permits you to select any time range within the last month. Additionally, it provides a graph overview of the records to help analyze traffic over time and highlight unusual peaks or troughs. For more detailed instructions, visit the article on time selection in the traffic viewer.
Filtering is a useful way to see only the data that you want displayed. For example, a filter allows you to say what parts of a records you do or do not want to match, or perhaps some part of a record that is similar to another. The filter bar is paired with each view. When you transition to another view, the last view’s filter bar stays at the state you left it in. You can take values from the records and add them to the filter without triggering a new view. Alternatively, you can take values from the summary table and trigger a new view that adds that value to the filter. For more detailed instructions, visit the article on filter building in the traffic viewer.
You can use the records view to inspect traffic on a more detailed and individual level. Here you can access all available information about any specific traffic record.
Clicking the download button will initiate a download of all of the records that fit your current record request.
Within the columns dropdown menu, you are able to hide and display data columns within the records table.
Group By Selector
Within the group by dropdown menu, you can select a metric to group the records by. Selecting a metric from this menu will trigger a drill down and create a new traffic view.
The records table offers several customization options. You can drag and drop column headers to reorder the columns. Clicking the column header will cause the table to order records by that metric in descending order; clicking again will reverse the sort order of the records. By hovering between column headers, the column width adjustment tool will appear. You can click and drag the width adjustment tool in order to expand or shrink individual column widths.
You can access cell options by either right clicking the data cell or clicking on the dropdown arrow that appears on cell hover. Depending on the cell, there are several options accessible through this dropdown menu.
- Add to filter – appends the cell value as a query parameter to the current filter
- Replace filter – overwrites the current filter with only this cell’s value as a query parameter
- Group by ______ – creates a new drill down with the cell value as the grouping metric
- See Record Details – shows the popover containing all details for that traffic records
- Copy ______ – copies the cell value to the clipboard
You can use the summary view to get a broad analysis of records. It provides an overview of all records based on your selected group.
You can update the grouping metric without creating a new view by selecting the new field within the grouping dropdown.
The summary table allows you to access more grouping analysis through the “+” column builder menu.
Clicking column header will cause the table to order records by that metric in descending order; clicking again will reverse the sort order of the records.
Selecting the ‘show all records’ arrow will continue the drill down. This action triggers the transition to a new records view and adds the grouping value to the filter, thus only showing the records within that grouping item.