07 Mar 2023 09:29 PM - last edited on 22 May 2023 06:18 AM by Michal_Gebacki
I'm trying to find a way to add a table tile to a dashboard, but NOT display the metric field. Sounds odd, but we're using a metric send to indicate if a plugin is locally disabled - we use a flag-file to allow a user to disable specific plugins under certain circumstances - when disabled, the plugin sends a '1' value in the metric and exits.
The metric we're also sending has a dimension attached (reason) and I'd really like just a table with the hostname and the dimension so we can create a list of hosts with disabled plugins and the associated reason - but WITHOUT the metric column.
So far I haven't been able to find a way..
Any thoughts/ideas that anyone could share please?
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Could you provide a screenshot and elaborate on what you want the table to display?
Sure -Below is an example tile that I'd like to 'adjust'. I have a metric coming in that indicates if a plugin (called an agent in this case) is disabled, and if that disabling is via a local mechanism or Dynatrace global configuration. All I really care about is the fact that it's disabled - not the value of the metric (it's always 1, and isn't sent when the plugin is 'enabled'). I'd like to keep the first two columns, and remove the metric 'value' column from the display (ie. take the dxc.oaexecute.disabled.. out. Hopefully that makes sense?
I see, thank you for clarifying. Unfortunately, this is not possible currently. A potential workaround would be to make the tile smaller on the dashboard, which can mostly hide the rightmost column, although the rest of the text will shrink.
I would love to know more about this use case. May be you can write a Tip about your use case and how to implement it. Very interesting.
Hi Daniel - sure. Not sure if you meant here or in another feedback forum, but I'll go here for start 😎
Basic use case:
For example (and I'm just making this one up) - I might have a plugin doing remote monitoring of a device that is about to undergo upgrades/planned disruption. We don't want Dynatrace alerting for this (planned action), but the users performing the upgrade don't have sufficient access in Dynatrace to enable/disable plugins (especially if they require a specific host configuration to do so).
Ultimately, in this context I don't really care about the value of the metric, just that I'm receiving the metric - but I do need to understand/show the values of the dimensions so that i understand how to reverse each specific 'disable'.
Hopefully that makes sense? All suggestions welcome!
great, thanks for sharing.