MIB Views

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This section will introduce you to the MIB Views Toolbar, which provides quick access to the most commonly used menu functions, as well as quick search and filtering features.


Figure - MIB Views Toolbar

A brief description of each of the buttons on the Toolbar follows below. Additionally, while running the application, you can place the mouse cursor over a button in the Toolbar to get a brief description of the button.

Toolbar Buttons

Target Entry

The "Target" entry (middle) works similar to a familiar web browser interface. While you don't enter URLs, you can enter targets (such as OIDs or names of objects or tables) that you would like the currently selected tool to fetch. For example, entering sysDescr while the "Tree" tab is active will cause the Tree View to expand to the point that sysDescr is visible, if possible; whereas, if you enter an OID or name while the "Walk" tab is visible, the specified subtree will be walked.

The Target entry supports autocompletion as you type (or with the F5 button under OSX). If you enter "sysD", for example, it will probably fill out "sysDescr", making it a quick method of getting at the data you want from the SNMP Agent. Choices for autocompletion are determined by loaded MIB files. If multiple MIB files have definitions with the same descriptor, you can disambiguate them using MODULE/descriptor format (as in SNMPv2-MIB/syDescr.0). (The characters ! and : can also be used in place of / as a separator character.)

Filter Entry

The "Quick Filter" entry (right) allows you to specify a search substring (non-case sensitive) to apply to currently visible SNMP data.

After entering text to search for, and pressing Enter, rows in the data table for the visible tools will be filtered such that only those rows with cells matching the given substring are displayed. For example, entering "DisplayString" will show only those rows with "DisplayString" in one of the cells, such as in the Syntax column. The filtering also matches on "invisible" columns, that MIB Views use for sorting and tracking of raw (unformatted) values.

Filtering is performed only on current data, without communicating with the SNMP Agent. Clearing the entry and pressing Enter, pressing ESC, or clicking the search cancel button will clear the filter and return to showing all rows.

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