Manage a Chart Group and Chart

You can manage chart groups and charts using the following procedures.

Manage a Chart Group

Depending on the access permissions set for the user role, you can modify or delete, import or export, drag and drop a chart, or refresh a chart group.

Modify a Chart Group

To modify a chart group in the default folder or subgroups under a chart group:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. In the Charts Groups panel, select the chart group to modify.

The selected chart group is modified and can be viewed on the Charts Groups panel.

Delete a Chart Group

To delete a chart group in the default folder or subgroups under a chart group:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. In the Charts Groups panel, select the group and click netwitness_delete.png.

    A confirmation dialog asks for confirmation that you want to delete the selected group.

  4. Click Yes to delete the group.

The selected group is deleted from the Chart Groups panel.

Import a Chart Group

To import chart groups from other instances of NetWitness Platform:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. From the Charts Groups panel, select a folder to import the file.
  4. Do one of the following:

    • In the Chart Groups panel, click netwitness_actions_icon.png > Import.

      The Import Chart dialog box is displayed.

    • You can import multiple chart groups at the same time. To select multiple chart groups, press and hold the CTRL button and select the chart groups to be imported.
  5. Click Browse to select the binary file.

    NetWitness provides a file system view of the files.

  6. Locate the binary file and click Open.

    The file is added to the Import Chart list.

  7. (Optional) To overwrite any existing rule in the library with an identically named rule in the binary file when importing, select the Rule checkbox. If you do not select the Overwrite option, and an identical rule is encountered in the binary file, the binary file is imported and no error message is displayed.
  8. (Optional) To overwrite any existing list in the library with an identically named list in the binary file, select the List checkbox. If you do not select the Overwrite option, and an identical list is encountered in the binary file, the binary file is imported and no error message is displayed.
  9. (Optional) To overwrite any existing chart in the library with an identically named chart in the binary file when importing, select the Chart checkbox. If you do not select the Overwrite option and an identical chart is encountered in the binary file, the binary file is imported and no error message is displayed.
  10. Click Import to import the binary file.

Export a Chart Group

To export selected chart groups:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. In the Charts Groups panel, select a chart group and click netwitness_actions_icon.png and do one of the following:

    • Export - This selection exports a chart in a .zip file.
    • Export as Text - This selection exports all the content from the Reporting Engine in a .zip file which contains the data in text format.

    You can export multiple chart groups at the same time. To select multiple chart groups, press and hold the CTRL button and select the chart groups to be exported. The exported file is saved to the local drive.

Drag and Drop Chart to a Group

To drag and drop a chart from the Charts panel to a group in the Charts Groups panel:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. Select a chart from the Chart panel and drag and drop the chart to a group in the Chart Groups panel.

The chart is copied to the group in the Chart Groups panel.

Refresh a Chart Group

To refresh chart groups:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. In the Charts Groups panel, drag and drop the group.

    The chart group is moved to the new location.

  4. In the Charts Groups panel, Click netwitness_refersh_icon_new.png.

The chart group is refreshed.

Manage a Chart

Depending on the access permissions set for the user role, you can modify or delete, duplicate, import and export, enable or disable charts, search for existing charts, and refresh a chart list.

Access Control for a Chart

To set access permissions for a chart:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. In the Charts panel, select a chart.
  4. Click list_options_button.png > Permissions.

    The Charts Permissions dialog box is displayed.

  5. Based on the user role, select the appropriate buttons.
  6. (Optional) Select the checkbox if you want to provide read access permission to dependent rules.​

    Note: On selecting the check box, all dependent rules with No access permission are granted a READ access permission.

  7. Click Save.

A confirmation message that the permission is successfully set for the selected chart is displayed.

Modify a Chart

To modify a chart in a group or subgroup:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. In the Charts panel, do one of the following:

    • Double-click a chart or select a chart and click netwitness_edit_icon.png.
    • Select a chart and click netwitness_actions_button.png > Edit.

      The Build Chart view tab is displayed.

      edit chart

  4. Modify the name of the chart.
  5. For the Reporting Engine to collect the data and generate chart results, select the Enable checkbox.
  6. (Optional) In the Rule Basis field, do the following:

    1. Click Browse.

      The Add Rule dialog is displayed.

    2. Navigate the Rule tree and select a rule.
    3. Click Select.

    The Rule appears in the Rule Basis field.

  7. Select the data source from the Data Source drop-down list.

    Note: If the data source is not listed, then ensure you have Read permissions set for the data source. This is applicable for NWDB and Warehouse data sources. For more information, see the "Configure Data Source Permissions" topic in the Host and Services Configuration Guide.

  8. (Optional) To modify the Interval value, click the up or down arrows.
  9. Select the limit value to limit the number of records to be displayed.
  10. Click Save.

A confirmation message that the chart is modified successfully is displayed.

Delete a Chart

To delete a chart in a group or subgroup:

  1. Go to Reports.
    The Manage tab is displayed.
  2. Click Charts.
    The Chart view is displayed.
  3. In the Charts panel, do one of the following:
    • Select the charts and click netwitness_delete_icon.png.
    • Click netwitness_actions_button.png > Delete.
      A confirmation message asks if you want to delete the selected chart.
  4. Click Yes to delete the chart.

A confirmation message that the chart is deleted successfully is displayed and the selected chart is deleted from the Charts panel.

Duplicate a Chart

To duplicate an existing chart:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. From the Charts panel, select a chart to be duplicated.
  4. In the Charts toolbar, click netwitness_duplicate_button.png.

The chart is duplicated and gets added to the Charts panel.

Import a Chart

To import charts from other instances of NetWitness:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. From the Charts Groups panel, select a folder from which to import the file.
  4. Do one of the following:

    • In the Chart toolbar, click netwitness_actions_icon.png > Import.

      The Import Chart dialog box is displayed.

    • You can import multiple charts at the same time. To select multiple charts, press and hold the CTRL button and select the charts to be imported.
  5. Click Browse to select the binary file.

    NetWitness provides a file system view of the files.

  6. Locate the binary file and click Open.

    The file is added to the Import Chart list.

  7. (Optional) To overwrite any existing rule in the library with an identically named rule in the binary file when importing, select the Rule checkbox. If you do not select the Overwrite option, and an identical rule is encountered in the binary file, the binary file is imported and no error message is displayed.
  8. (Optional) To overwrite any existing list in the library with an identically named list in the binary file, select the List checkbox. If you do not select the Overwrite option, and an identical list is encountered in the binary file, the binary file is imported and no error message is displayed.
  9. (Optional) To overwrite any existing chart in the library with an identically named chart in the binary file when importing, select the Chart checkbox. If you do not select the Overwrite option and an identical chart is encountered in the binary file, the binary file is imported and no error message is displayed.
  10. Click Import to import the binary file.

Export a Chart

To export selected charts to an external file:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. In the Charts panel, select a chart and click netwitness_actions_icon.png and do one of the following:

    • Export - This selection exports a chart in a .zip file.
    • Export as Text - This selection exports a chart from the Reporting Engine in a .zip file which contains the data in text format.

    You can export multiple charts at the same time. To select multiple charts, select the checkboxes of the charts to be exported. The exported file is saved to the local drive.

Enable a Chart

To enable a chart:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. In the Charts panel, select a chart or several charts that display netwitness_disable_button.png in the Enabled column.
  4. Click netwitness_enable_button.png.

A confirmation message indicates that the chart(s) state is changed successfully.

Disable a Chart

To disable a chart:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. In the Charts panel, select a chart or several charts that display netwitness_enable_button.png in the Enabled column.
  4. Click netwitness_disable_button.png.

A confirmation message indicates that the chart(s) status is changed successfully.

Search an Existing Chart

To search for an existing chart:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. In the Charts toolbar, enter text in the Search text box.
  4. Click netwitness_options_button_search.png > Chart.

All charts that match the search string are displayed in the search drop-down list.

search drop-down list

Refresh a Chart

To refresh charts:

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Charts.

    The Chart view is displayed.

  3. In the Charts panel, drag and drop the charts to the desired group in the Charts Groups panel.

    The charts are moved to the new location.

  4. Do either of the following:

    • In the Charts panel, click netwitness_refresh_icon.png.
    • In the Charts toolbar panel, select Auto Refresh.

    The Chart list is refreshed.

Filter Unused Charts

You can filter and delete the charts that are not used in any dashlet.

To filter unused charts:

  1. Go to Reports.
    The Manage tab is displayed.
  2. In the Charts panel, click netwitness_ic-filt_35x22.png and select Unused Charts.
    List of unused charts will get displayed.
  3. Delete the unused charts.
    For more information, see Delete a Chart.

netwitness_unusedcharts.png