Filtering Applications and Processes

You can filter the graph to highlight only those applications or processes that meet a certain criteria:

  1. In dynamic graphing, open an application set or one or more applications or processes. For instructions, see Starting Dynamic Graphing.

  2. Transform the graph as necessary. For instructions, see Viewing the Applications that Support a Process.

  3. Click the Filter Graph icon ().

    The Filters table opens.

  4. Select the attribute on which you want to filter and type the value in the Criteria column. You can use wildcards or operators. For descriptions and examples of the wildcards and operators you can use, see Table 5-1. Wildcard/Operator descriptions and examples. Filter criteria are not case-sensitive.

    Note: To configure attributes (fields) that had selectable "yes" or "no" values when the entity was created (such as the Compliant attribute of a process entity, the Under Maintenance attribute of an application entity, and the Disaster Recovery Plan in Place attribute of an application entity), type y or n (not yes or no) as the filter criteria value.

  5. Click Apply.

    Applications or processes that do not meet the filter criteria are changed to rounded gray rectangles in the graph.

    You might need to move the graph or zoom out to view the entire graph.

    Table 5-1. Wildcard/Operator descriptions and examples

    Data Type

    Wildcard/Operator

    Description/Examples

    Text

    *

    (Asterisk) Matches zero or more characters.

    m*

    Match values that starts with "m" or "M" such as "Michael" and "Michele"

    *e

    Match values that ends with "e" or "E" such as "Michele" or "Frederiche"

    ?

    (Question Mark) Matches any one character.

    ?ich

    Match four-letter values that end with "ich" such as "Rich"

    ?ich*

    Match values that have "ich" as their second, third, and fourth letters such as "Michelle" and "Rich" ("Frederiche" would NOT match)

    =

    (Equals Sign) Explicit match.

    =m*

    Match values that starts with "m" or "M" such as "Michael" and "Michele"

    ,

    (Comma) Acts as the OR boolean operator.

    m*, *e

    Match values that starts with "m" or "M" and ends with "e" or "E" such as "Michael" or "Michele" or "Frederiche"

    ""

    (Quotation Marks) Match all characters inside the quotation marks literally and exactly. Wildcards or operators inside of the quotation marks are not interpreted as wildcards or operators.

    "rich"

    Exactly match the value of "rich" (not case-sensitive) such as "Rich ("Frederiche" would NOT match)

    "*ich*"

    Exactly match the value of "*ich"" (not case-sensitive) such as "*IcH*" ("Michele" and "Rich" and "Frederiche" would NOT match)

    Number

    >

    (Greater Than) Match all values greater than the given value.

    >25

    Match values that are greater than 25 such as "26" or ""27"

    >=

    (Greater Than or Equal) Match all values that are greater than or equal to the given value.

    >=25

    Match values that are greater than or equal to 25 such as "25" or "26" or "27"

    <

    (Less Than) Match all values less than the given value.

    <25

    Match all values that are less than 25 such as "24" or "23"

    <=

    (Less Than or Equal) Match all values less than or equal to the given value.

    <=25

    Match all values that are less than or equal to 25 such as "25" or "24" or "23"

    =

    (Equals Sign) Explicit match.

    =25

    Match the value of 25

    ,

    (Comma) Acts as the OR boolean operator.

    24, 25

    Match values of "24" or "25"

    -

    (Dash) Match any value in the given range of numbers.

    23-25

    Match values of "23" or "24" or "25"

Figure 5-8. Hierarchical view of an application set shows an application set that shows upstream/downstream relationships, direct dependencies, and dependent processes.

Figure 5-8. Hierarchical view of an application set

Figure 5-9. Hierarchical view of a filtered application set shows the same application set in Figure 5-8. Hierarchical view of an application set after a filter was applied to highlight all applications with a Title that starts with "sharepoint."

Figure 5-9. Hierarchical view of a filtered application set