RSA IGL Recipes: Telemetry Chart - Total Collectors

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RSA IGL Version: V 7.2.x

Modules: Governance

Product Area: Charts, Multiple Series (Applied to Admin/Topic Dashboard)

Associated Dashboard:

Time to apply: ~30 minutes



This chart provides key information about the total collectors you have in the enviroment. The chart uses data found in: avuser.PV_TELEMETRY_DATA. This means the data is always 1 day behind.

The goal of this chart is to understand how many collectors are within your RSA IGL deployment. 

The chart can be used by admins to help understand application onboarding and effort completed by the admin teams. 


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Example Image (Click to enlarge)

Key Notes

  • This chart/report/dashboard is supplied "as is" - any modification of this item is done at your own risk. 
  • This chart is applied at the "topic" level, but you could also use this on a "home" dashboard too. 
  • If you have issues applying this chart/report/dashboard, please comment below for help, DO NOT contact the RSA Support team.
  • If you would like more assistance with this chart/report/dashboard or for help in creating other chart/report/dashboards, then RSA Professional Services (RSA PS) is available to help.
    • Please contact your RSA Account Manager or local RSA Sales Rep or reply below for further assistance.



This chart displays the running total number of collectors within the deployment. 

As this chart uses the telemetry data found within v7.2x, some of the historical data trends wont be available, if you have upgraded from an older RSA IGL version. 


Optional Changes to Dynamic Chart Values

This is how you can configure the chart, so it is useful for how you wish to view the data 

  • GROUPING: This allows you to group the data and display it based on the following date ranges. For example, you might want to show the data grouped per week, per quarter or per day. This will be up to you and your business needs. 
     For this chart, the recommendation is to use 'Monthly'
    You MUST ensure you use a single quote ', either side of the value, for this to work properly in the RSA IGL Chart UI.
    However, when testing this in SQL Developer, the single quote ' is NOT required.
    Please copy and paste these values exactly as shown below to change the chart:
    • 'Daily'
    • 'Weekly'
    • 'Monthly'
    • 'Quarterly'
    • 'Yearly'


  • TotalDataPoints: This is how many results you want to display. It is a number and doesn't need any quotes. If you set this value to be 7, it would show 7 results. For example if you set "Grouping" to be 'Monthly' then you might want to set "TotalDataPoints" = 6, showing you the results for the past 6 months. 
     For this chart, the recommendation is to use 6, however it will depending on the screen size you have and how this looks.

We strongly recommend you do not specify too many values for "TotalDataPoints" otherwise it will not display well


Chart SQL

First test this in your query tool (SQLDeveloper, Toad etc..)

select * from
    TO_CHAR(Tdates.dates, DECODE(trim( :GROUPING ) , 'Daily', 'YYYY-Mon-DD', 'Weekly', 'YYYY - "Week "WW', 'Monthly', 'YYYY - Month', 'Quarterly', 'YYYY - "Q"Q', 'Yearly', 'YYYY')) StartTime,
    Use count(t1.value) to count the number of rows based on your filters
    Use max(t1.value) to get the maximum value on the specific date
    Use sum(t1.value) to get the collective total of values on the specific date

    nvl(max(td.value), 0) VALUE
        /* if using avuser.PV_TELEMETRY_DATA then change sysdate to be sysdate-1. This is beacuse telemetry is calculated 1 day later */
            WHEN :GROUPING = 'Daily' THEN trunc(sysdate-1, 'DD') - (LEVEL-1)
            WHEN :GROUPING = 'Weekly' THEN trunc(sysdate-1, 'D') - (7 * (LEVEL-1))
            WHEN :GROUPING = 'Monthly' THEN ADD_MONTHS(trunc(sysdate-1, 'MM'),-1 *(LEVEL-1))
            WHEN :GROUPING = 'Quarterly' THEN ADD_MONTHS(trunc(sysdate-1, 'Q'),-3 *(LEVEL-1))
            WHEN :GROUPING = 'Yearly' THEN ADD_MONTHS(trunc(sysdate-1, 'Y'),-12 *(LEVEL-1))
        END dates
        LEVEL <= :TotalDataPoints
    ) Tdates
        on td.CATEGORY = 'collectors'
         AND td.NAME =('')
        Use = to get values at the exact dates.
        Use <= to get values on or before the exact date

        AND trunc(td."DAY", DECODE(:GROUPING ,'Daily','DD','Weekly','D','Monthly','MM','Quarterly','Q','Yearly','Y')) = Tdates.dates
GROUP BY Tdates.dates
ORDER BY Tdates.dates ASC



Example of the results:


Chart Implementation

  1. Log into RSA IGL as a user who can create charts. In my example, im using AveksaAdmin
  2. Go to "Reports" / "Charts"
  3. Select "+ Create Chart" button
  4. Under the "General Tab" add the following details:
    • Name: Telemetry Chart - Total Collectors (Last 6 months)
    • Description: From RSA IGL Link Community. This chart provides information on the total collectors within RSA IGL. This chart uses data from avuser.PV_TELEMETRY_DATA which is collected nightly, so the data is always 1 day behind.
    • Type = Single Series Chart

  5. Under the "Query" Tab, copy the SQL from above
  6. Update the 2 dynamic values as noted above, recommendation:
    Grouping: 'Monthly'
    TotalDataPoints: 6
  7. Press the "Preview" button, you should see some results, as per the example image below.
    If you get an error at this stage, please test your SQL in a Query tool, like "SQL Developer" or "SQL Squirrel" to ensure it works first. 
    If it still doesn't work, please share your SQL and a screen shot of the issue below. DO NOT contact RSA Support 

  8. Under the "Columns" Tab, please use the configuration shown in the image below.

  9. Under the "Display Attributes" tab, you should select "Style = Line". Please also apply these settings, however you can update the wording with what is best for you.
    • Under "Title and Axis Names"
      • Caption: Total Collectors
      • Sub Caption: Last 6 months
      • X Axis Name: Date
      • Y Axis Name: Total
    • Under "Functional attributes"
      • Select "Animation" = ticked
      • Select "Show Labels"  = ticked
      • Select "Show Values" = ticked
      • Select "Rotate Values" = ticke
      • Select "Slant Values" = ticked
      • Label Display = WRAP
      • Label Step: 2 (Note: this just skips each value in the X axis display, remove this if you want to show all results, but this might not look great if you do)
    • Under "Data Dataset Element
      • Select "Show Values" = Ticked
    • Under "Anchors"
      • Select "Draw Anchors" = Ticked
      • "Anchor Sides" = 3
      • Anchor Radius = 5
      • Anchor Border Color = #FF3300

There are MANY other "display attributes" you can play with on this screen, so please update and make changes as you see fit. 

Next Steps

  • Please "hit reply" and share your feedback - we would love to see an image of this working in your environment!
  • Check out the other content found on the RSA IGL Recipes page: RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle Recipes 


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