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Edit a view in SolarWinds NPM

Created by Chris.Moyer_ret, last modified by Chris.Moyer_ret on Oct 03, 2016

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Updated: September 13, 2017

You can modify views to suit your needs, including adding and changing columns, moving widgets, or resources, and creating subviews to help you manage the information that appears on the view.

This example shows how to create an Interface Details subview and add interface-specific resources. To make the view more manageable, the example adds a limitation that includes only objects relevant to the New York IT Department group.

Starting with Orion Platform 2017.3, customizing views is made simpler.
Some workflows, such as limiting the view, or deleting subviews are still done using the original Customize View page. To access it, go to the view, click the Customize Page icon in the top left, and then click Page Settings.


Add widgets, or resources

  1. On the view, click the Customize Page icon in the top left.
  2. In the Customize Page menu, click Add Widgets.
  3. Search for the widget, or resource to add.


  4. Drag the widget from Available widgets to its position.

    To place the widget into a new column, drag it to the position.


  5. Click Done Adding Widgets.

The selected widgets, or resources, display on the view.

Add subviews

  1. On the view, click the Customize Page icon.
  2. Click Add tab.


  3. Enter the tab name, and click Update.
  4. Select an icon, add resources, and click Done.

    To drag and drop widgets, click Preview, and then add the widgets.


You can access the subview with the resources from the view menu.

Add subviews using Enable Navigation

  1. On the Customize view, select Enable Left Navigation.

    To open the Customize view page, click Settings > All Settings > Manage Views. Select the view, and click Edit.You can also click Customize Page > Page Settings on the view.


  2. Click Add Tab.
  3. Type a name for the new tab, and click Update.
  4. Select an icon, and add resources.
  5. Click Done.

You can access the subview with the resources from the view menu.

Limit objects on the view

You can limit the monitored elements that are included in a view, which limits the contents of all the resources on the view. You can also limit some resources by using a SWQL query on the resource.

The example belows shows how to limit a view to display only monitored elements owned by the NY IT Department.

The view now only displays objects defined by the limitation.

  1. On the Customize view, click Edit in the View Limitation area.


  2. Select a type of limitation, and click Continue.


  3. Configure the limitation as instructed.


  4. Click Submit.

Now you have created the New York IT Department view. To make it accessible for users, you must first add it to a menu bar, and assign the menu bar to the users. You cannot see the view without making it accessible first. See Customize menu bars.

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