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Home > Success Center > Log & Event Manager (LEM) > SolarWinds LEM 6.3 User Guide > Explore view in the LEM console > nDepth search bar

nDepth search bar

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Aug 29, 2016

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The search bar provides a method to search all event data or the original log messages that pass through a LEM manager. You can search logs from various devices using predefined search parameters (such as Change Management Events) or search for specific data using a text search. The toggle switch in the search bar allows you to switch between the drag-and-drop and text search modes.

Drag-and-drop search mode

When the toggle switch is in the File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/lem-ug-search-bar-switch-up_19x18.png (up) position, nDepth search is in Drag and Drop Mode. In this mode, you can drag items from the List pane or Results Details directly into the search box to initiate a search for a specific event.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/lem-ug-search-bar-drag-and-drop-mode2.png

In this mode, the search bar includes AND and OR operators. These operators let you include AND and OR relationships between conditions and groups of conditions, when you have multiple conditions in your search string.

For example, when you click a saved search, the search parameter populates the search bar. The File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/Operator-Or_7x12.png icon at the end of the search bar indicates an OR??operator.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/lem-ug-search-bar-drag-and-drop-mode.png

When you click the operator icon, it changes to the AND??File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/Operator-And_8x13.png operator.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/lem-ug-search-bar-drag-and-drop-mode3_319x32.png

Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/Button-DeleteGroup.png next to a condition or a group to remove your condition or group from the current search configuration.

The search bar synchronizes with Search Builder.

Run a drag-and-drop search

  1. Click Explore > nDepth.
  2. When the toggle switch to the File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/lem-ug-search-bar-switch-up_14x13.png (up) position.
  3. Maximize a menu (such as Events or Events Groups) and locate a search item.
  4. Drag the item into the search bar.
  5. Click the time selector drop-down menu and select a time frame for the search.

    If needed, you can create your own custom time frame.

  6. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/Icon-Search_17x14.png to begin your search.

    If the search button turns red File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/Icon-SearchButton-Red_18x14.png, your search configuration is not valid. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/Icon-StopQuery-X_17x13.png to stop the search in progress.

Text search mode

When the toggle switch is in the File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/lem-ug-search-bar-switch-down_21x17.png (down) position, nDepth search is in Text Input mode. In this mode, you can enter a search string directly into the search box. In this mode, you can search all events using a small piece of information and generate a broader scope of results.

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The search box also shows the text version (or search string) of any search that is executed or configured in Search Builder or the Saved Searches pane.

Enter your search parameter in the search box and click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/Icon-Search_17x14.png to begin your search. If the search button turns red File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/Icon-SearchButton-Red_18x14.png, your search configuration is not valid. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/Icon-StopQuery-X_17x13.png to stop the search in progress.

Run a text search

  1. Click Explore > nDepth.
  2. Drag the toggle switch to the File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/lem-ug-search-bar-switch-down_16x12.png (down) position.
  3. Enter a search term in the search bar.
  4. Click the time selector drop-down menu and select a time frame for the search.

    The search bar synchronizes with Search Builder.

  5. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/Icon-Search_17x14.png to begin your search.

    If the search button turns red File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/Icon-SearchButton-Red_18x14.png, your search configuration is not valid. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/030/Icon-StopQuery-X_17x13.png to stop the search in progress.

 

 
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