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Use the Custom Query (SWQL) resource

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Updated March 11th, 2016


This article describes how to use a Custom Query to build a web resource in Orion. Many networks have unique architecture  that makes it useful to have a custom resource in Orion. 


All versions of NPM


  1. Navigate to the page in Orion that you wish to add the custom table.
  2. Click Customize Page in the upper right corner.
  3. Enter Custom Query in the search bar, select the Custom Query resource.
  5. Click Done from the Customize Page screen.
  6. Click Edit on the Custom Query resource you added.
  7. Add the custom SWQL query to gather the information you need on this page and click submit.


The example above is a custom resource made available on our Thwack community.  It displays the routing neighbor state as seen below:


NOTE: Designing custom resources in this manner gives a tremendous amount of flexibility in Orion. Our Technical Support provides their best effort to give the information you need to succeed. If you need additional information on how to use the SolarWinds Query Language (SWQL) please refer to article: Use SolarWinds Query Language (SWQL - SWIS).


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