Business Transaction Hotspots dashlet

The Business Transaction Hotspots dashlet displays historical and live information about business transactions.

The leftmost table displays the name of the business transaction. Dynamic groups of business transactions are displayed as nodes in a tree structure. The table to the right of the business transactions list displays the data collected during a specified time frames. By default, the dashlet contains one data table. You can configure the dashlet to display up to four tables. As the following figure shows, the tables display the same columns, to compare the data from different time frames.

Business Transaction Hotspots dashlet
Business Transaction Hotspots dashlet

Usage

Context menu actions

Right-click any table in the Business Transaction Hotspots dashlet to use these context-specific actions:

  • Add Business Transaction: Select Business Transactions to add to the dashlet.
  • Configure Time Frames: Define one or more time frames for the data display.
  • Configure Columns: Define the data aggregations to display for the Business Transactions in the table.
  • Drill Down: Display corresponding data in the dashlet selected from the cascading menu. Drilldowns from this dashlet set a Business Transaction related to the incidents and the time frame of the selected table. For example, if you have two data tables, one displaying data from this week and one from last week, drilling down from the first data table sets the time-frame in the target dashlet to this week, but drilling down from the second sets the time frame to last week.
  • Show in Dashboard: Display the dashlet, with the current configurations, in the dashboard selected through the cascading menu.
  • Add Snapshot to Dashboard: Display the dashlet in the selected dashboard with the time frame automatically set to last 30 minutes.
  • Show Measures in Chart: Open a Chart dashlet that charts the measures visible in the table. The series are subscribed in the new chart based on which columns are visible in the Business Transaction Hotspots dashlet:
    • Count: The measure with the highest count among the result measures of the business transaction.
    • Violations: All violations measures that have result measures of the selected Business Transaction as their source measure.
    • Any other result measure: A series with each displayed aggregation type.
  • Edit Business Transaction: Open the Business Transaction Editor for the selected Business Transaction.
  • Delete: Remove the selected Business Transaction from the dashlet.

Add Business Transactions

To add new Business Transactions to the dashlet:

  1. Click the Business Transaction link at the top of the leftmost table or select Add Business Transaction from the table's context menu. The Business Transaction Picker dialog box appears.
  2. Select the Business Transaction. If necessary, select the splitting for the transaction.
    If there is no violation measure available for the Business Transaction, a warning displays at the top of the dialog box. In this case, the column Violations per Business Transaction[%] does not show any data for the selected Business Transaction. You can create a violation measure. See System Profile - Measures for more information.
  3. Click Add. The dialog box remains open so you can select more Business Transactions.
  4. When you are done, click Close.

Add or remove tables

To add or remove tables in the dashlet:

  1. Right-click the dashlet and select Dashlet Properties from the context menu.
  2. In the Dashlet Properties dialog box, select Time Frames.
  3. Select the check boxes to add the tables, and then select the time frame for each table.

Manage time frames

The selected time frame is listed in each table above the column headers. To change the time frame for a table, you can click the link (for example, Auto) and select the new time frame from the popup list. This list, however, does not include all the configurable time frames. To further refine the time frame or to configure multiple tables, either click the time frame link or right-click the dashlet, then select Configure Time Frames to display the Time Frames tab of the Dashlet properties dialog box.

The Auto default setting is available only for the first table. The list for each table includes time frames ranging from the last 10 seconds through the last 365 days. Note that last <number> hours is not the same as fixed time ranges. For example, the last 7 days is calculated relative to the date and time (hh:mm:ss) you select the time range, but this week is midnight on the previous Monday through the current date and time.

The list also includes these configurable time frames:

  • last X: Select both the number and the time unit (seconds through months ). The Shift by setting adjusts the time earlier. For example, if the time is 8:49 when you select Last 1 hour and Shift by 5 minutes, data displays for the last hour as of 7:44, not 7:49. This is a relative time frame, which changes as time passes.
  • custom: Define a start and end date and time for the time frame. This time frame is absolute; it does not change as time passes.
  • previous X: This time frame is only available for the second, third, and forth table because it is relative to the time frame for the preceding table. For example, today is Friday and the first time frame is today. If you choose to display the previous 3 days, then the second table displays data from Tuesday 00:00 until Friday 0:00.

Note

Hover over the time frame link in a table to see the current start and end dates and times for the time frame.

Choose columns to display

To choose which columns to display, right-click the table header in one of the data tables to display a context menu in which you can add or remove columns in the table. When you add a Business Transaction to the dashlet, columns are automatically added to the table to display relevant statistics, and these columns are also added to the context menu.

By default, the average aggregation column is displayed for most measures. To add different aggregations, select More from the columns context menu or Configure Columns from the table's context menu to display the Columns tab of the Dashlet properties dialog box. In this tab, you can change or add aggregations. The following figure shows a Percentile aggregation added to the default Sum and Average aggregations. Note that Sum is available by default, but the Sum column is not included by default in the table.

Aggregations
Aggregations

To add a new aggregation, click the Add button and select the aggregation type. If you select the aggregation type Percentile, select or enter the percentile.

When you change an existing aggregation type, the corresponding table column is changed. When you add an aggregation type, a column is added to the table to display that aggregation for the measures specific to the Business Transactions in the table.