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Home > Success Center > Log & Event Manager (LEM) > SolarWinds LEM 6.3 User Guide > Build view in the LEM console > Rules view features

Rules view features

Updated:  June 19, 2017 

This section describes the Rules grid columns and the Refine Results pane.

Rules grid columns

The Rules grid contains all policy rules configured for all managers connected to the console. The Manager column indicates which manager each rule applies to.

By default, this view displays the rules from the Custom Rules folder in the Folders pane. If you do not have any custom rules, click the Rules folder to list the rules included with the console.

The following table describes each column in the Rules grid.

Column Description


Opens a drop-down with a list of commands you can perform on selected grid item.


Indicates the rule availability for use with your policies.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/070/040/Icon-Enabled.png indicates an enabled and active rule.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/070/040/Icon-Disabled.png indicates a disabled and inactive rule.


Indicates the rule test mode status.

When a rule is in test mode, the event appears in the console. but it cannot perform any active responses. This lets you see how the rule would behave when it is fully enabled, but without risking any negative unintended consequences.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/070/040/Icon-Enabled.png indicates the rule is in test mode.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/070/040/Icon-Disabled.png indicates the rule is not in test mode.

You can only test an enabled rule.


The rule name.


The rule description. Pointing to this field displays the complete description as a tooltip.


The folder name (in the Folders pane) where the rule is stored.

Created By

The console user who created the rule.

Created Date

The date the rule was created.

Modified By

The console user who last modified the rule.

Modified Date

The date and time the rule was last modified.


The manager associated to the rule.

Refine Results pane

Use the Refine Results form to refine the Rules grid. The form behaves like a search engine, letting you apply filters to the Rules grid to reduce the number of rules it displays.


When you select options in the Refine Results pane, the grid refreshes to display items that match your selected refinement options. The remaining grid items are available, but hidden. To restore the hidden items, click Reset or select All in the refinement lists you are using.

The following table explains how to use the Refine Results form.

Field Description


Click Reset to clear the form. This returns the form and the Rules grid to their default settings.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/070/040/Icon-Search.png Search

Use this Search field to perform keyword searches for specific rules. To search, type the text you want to search for in the text box. The grid displays only those rules whose Name fields match or include the text you entered.


Select this check box to display Enabled rules only. Clear this check box to display both Enabled and Disabled rules.


Select this check box to display rules that are in test mode. Clear this check box to display rules that are in and out of test mode.


Select a manager to display all rules associated with the manager.

Created By

Select the console user who created the rule and display only rules created by that user.

Created Date Range

Type or select a date range to display rules created within that date range.

Modified By

Select the console user who last modified and display only rules modified by that user.

Modified Date Range

Type or select the date range to display rules that were modified on or within that date range.

The connectors in Rule Creation are similar to those found in Filter Creation. However, filters report event occurrence, and rules act on them. Use caution when creating rules. Rules can have unexpected and sometimes unpleasant consequences if they are not configured correctly.


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10:50, 19 Jun 2017