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Filter creation

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Kevin.Swinson on Oct 30, 2017

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The Filters pane in the Monitor view stores a wide selection of filters included with SolarWinds LEM. If you need to create a custom filter, click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/030/Button-Plus(Gray)_16x12.png in the Filters toolbar and select Create. When completed, the Filter Creation screen appears, providing the tools you need to create a custom filter.

Click the video File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/030/Button_videoCamera_18x12.png icon to view a tutorial on creating filters.


Event filters are based on specific events or event groups listed in the left window pane. You can configure your new event by dragging and dropping the event attributes into the Conditions and Notifications configuration boxes. When an agent or manager reports an event that matches the event filter conditions, the event message appears in the events grid when the filter is active.

Each new filter is added to the Filters pane. Selecting a filter activates the filter in the events grid. The events grid only displays event messages that meet your filter requirements.

The tools in the Filter Creation screen are similar to those found in the Rule Creation screen. Filters report when events occur, so there is no harm if you create an unusual filter with logic issues. When you create an incorrect rule, you could experience unanticipated results. Creating filters in the Filters Creation screen provides a method to familiarize yourself with the logic and tools required to create well-crafted rules.

Component Description
List pane

Contains categorized lists of events, event groups, event variables, groups, profiles, and constants you can use to create conditions for your filters.

If more than one manager is linked to the console, each item in the list pane lists the associated manager.

This pane contains a search box and associated buttons that switch the view between tree and list views.

Name Displays the filter name.
Lines Displayed Selects the number of lines displayed in the screen.
Description Displays the filter description.
Filter Status

Lists warnings and error messages about the current configuration logic in your filter.


Defines the data conditions reported by the filter.

To configure a condition, drag items listed in the List pane into the Conditions box.

Notifications Defines how the Console responds to your event (such as a sound or pop-up message).

Reverts the screen to your last desktop action (up to 20 actions).

Redo Forwards the screen to your next saved desktop action (up to 20 actions).
Save Saves your filter changes.

Cancels your filter changes.


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