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Using the Tree Map

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

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The tree map summarizes your event activity in categories based on common event data fields. The size of each box corresponds with the relative frequency of its occurrence. The more often a detail occurs, the larger its box appears.

Click the File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/090/Icon-TreeMap_18x16.png in the toolbar to open the widget.


Most categories correspond with actual event fields, as they appear in the Monitor view. When you are working with log messages, the tree map organizes into categories based on common log message data fields. Some data categories may not always be present. If there is no event activity associated with a particular data category or field, it will not appear in the tree map.

The items that appear in the tree map view are the same source files data field categories and values listed in the Refine Fields list at the top of the list pane. You can click and select an item from the tree map as a search condition. If a box is too small to show its contents, point to it to open a tooltip that displays its contents.

Resize tree map categories

To maximize a category, click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/090/Icon-TreeMap-Max_15x13.png in the targeted box toolbar. When maximized, a tree map category can show very small items within it. If a box is too small to show its contents, you can point to it to open a tooltip that shows its contents.

To restore a category to its proportional size, click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/090/Icon-TreeMap-Min_16x14.png icon in the targeted box toolbar.

Explore items in the tree map

You can use the Tree Map to explore a particular item by using the item as the basis for a new search, or to append an existing search. Click the item you want to explore. A search string for that item appears in the search bar. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/060/010/090/Icon-Search_17x14.png on the search bar. After a moment, nDepth refreshes to show the results associated with your search.

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09:53, 29 Aug 2016