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 in the Status Bar.

Toolbar Buttons

Goto Entry

The "Goto" 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 "go to". For example, entering sysDescr while the "Tree" tab is visible 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 Goto entry supports autocompletion as you type. 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.

Filter Entry

The "Filter" entry (right) should be a familar concept to Mac OS X users. When faced with a large amount of data, this entry allows you to specify a search substring (non-case sensitive).

After entering text to search for, and pressing return, rows in the table for the visible Tree, Table or Walk 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 return

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