CI Instances Dialog Box

This dialog box displays all of the CI instances found for the selected TQL query node.

To access

To access in Enrichment Manager, Impact Analysis Manager, and the Modeling Studio:

In the editing pane, right-click the required query node and select Show Element Instances.

Note If you are using Enrichment Manager, select Query mode at the top of the editing pane to display the Show Element Instances option.

To access in Adapter Management in DFM:

  1. Select an adapter in the Resources pane.
  2. In the Adapter Definition tab, click the Edit Input Query button to the right of the Input Query box to open the Input Query Editor.
  3. Right-click the required query node and select Show Element’s Instances.

To access in Integration Studio:

Create an integration point based on a Jython integration adapter. On the Trigger CI Instance menu, choose Select Existing CI.

Important information

The columns in the table display the attributes of the selected CI type. The attributes displayed vary according to the CI type selected.

By default, only columns corresponding to attributes that have been defined with the Asset Data, Managed, and Comparable attribute qualifiers in the CIT Manager are displayed as columns in the dialog box. For details, see Attributes Page.

Relevant tasks

How to Define an Impact Rule – Workflow

How to Define an Enrichment Rule – Scenario

How to Define a TQL Query

How to Create a Pattern View

How to Create a Template

How to Create a Perspective

How to Work with Population Jobs

How to Work with Data Push Jobs

See also

User interface elements are described below (unlabeled elements are shown in angle brackets):

UI Element (A-Z) Description
. Specify the CIT you want displayed in the table. The table also includes the children of the selected CIT.
Delete from CMDB. Deletes the selected CI.
Properties. Opens the Configuration Item Properties dialog box for the selected CI.
Refresh. Refreshes the list of CI instances.
Set Filter. Filters the CI instances you want to display for the selected query node. Opens the Filter CI Instances dialog box.
Clear Filter. Clears the filter definitions you created in the Filter CI Instances dialog box.
Select Columns. Enables you to select the columns to be displayed. For details, see Select Columns Dialog Box.
Sort Column Content. Enables you to set the sort order of the CI instances. For details, see Sort Column Content Dialog Box.
Find. Displays the Find toolbar.
Send Mail. Enables you to send the table data in an email.

Export Data To File. Enables you to select the format for previewing and exporting the table data. The available options are:

  • Excel. The table data is formatted as an .xls (Excel) file that can be displayed in a spreadsheet.
  • PDF. The table data is exported in PDF format.

    Note When exporting to PDF, select a reasonable number of columns to display to ensure that the report is legible.

  • CSV. The table data is formatted as a comma-separated values (CSV) text file that can be displayed in a spreadsheet.

    Note For the CSV formatted table data to display correctly, the comma (,) must be defined as the list separator. In Windows, to verify or modify the list separator value, open Regional Options from the Control Panel, and on the Numbers tab ensure that the comma is defined as the List Separator value. In Linux, you can specify the list separator in the application that opens the CSV file.

  • XML. The table data is formatted as an XML file that can be opened in a text or XML editor.

Tip To extract HTML code from the report:

  • Open the file in an HTML editor

  • Copy the relevant table into the target file

Rows per page Select the number of rows to be displayed on each page. You can also manually enter value for the number of rows per page.
Click to navigate through the results page by page or to jump to the first or last page.
<CI Instances> The CI instances found for the selected TQL query node. You can double-click an instance to open the Configuration Item Properties dialog box for that CI.
<CI instances shortcut menu> For details, see IT Universe Manager Shortcut Menu.
Display Label The name of the CI instance as it appears in the topology map.