Adding or removing columns in the event table

By default, the event table displays the time stamp, source, and description for each captured event. You can add message fields from a selected event as columns in the event table. You can also remove any custom columns.

Procedure

  1. Select a captured event that contains the field that you want to add to the table.
  2. Highlight the element or field that you want to add, and click one of the buttons that are located above the message body:
    Promote Field
    To add a new column to the event table for the current project and the current session only.
    Promote Field Permanently
    To add a new column that will be displayed in the event table for the current project after you reopen the project.

    The new column is assigned the name of the field that was promoted.

  3. Alternatively, select one or more events and click the Promote all fields from selected events button (). Columns are created for all valid fields. A valid field is a leaf node, that is, not a container for another node. Fields that are ignored by validation, such as XML namespace declarations, are also not displayed.
  4. Optional: To change the name of an added column, right-click the column header and click Rename. In the Rename window, enter a new value for the Name field and click OK.
  5. To remove an added column, right-click the column header or any field in the column and click Demote. To remove a permanently promoted field, click Demote Permanently.
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