Common Display Options

Use data display features to view resource status and to sort, search by resource name and type, and rearrange status information.

Column Options

The Perspective Resources view, Resource Explorer, Administration Console, Alert Monitor, heat chart, and other views in SAP Control Center—including those in product modules—use a tabular grid format to display information about managed resources. You can use options provided by the grid format to sort and organize displayed data.

Column Sorting Options
Sorting Option Description
Simple column-based sorting Click a column name to sort the table based on that column in ascending or descending order. The arrow in the column’s sorting tab (to the right of the column name) points up when data is sorted in ascending order or down when data is sorted in descending order.
Reversing the order of a column-based sort Click a column’s sorting tab to reverse its sort from ascending to descending order or vice versa.
Nested sorting based on multiple columns Click the column name for the primary sort. For subsidiary sorts, click the column’s sorting tab. Choose the columns for subsidiary sorts in the order you want to apply them. After you click a sorting tab, it displays its sorting level (1 for the primary sort, 2 for the secondary sort, and so on). Click any column name to clear the nested sort.
Rearranging columns Move columns by dragging and dropping them.

The figure below shows a table of servers sorted first by resource type; within type by software version; and within version by server name. The Type and Name columns sort in ascending order and the Version column sorts in descending order.

Resources sorted by type, version, and name
SCC column sorting

Filter by Column

The Administration Console provides a filtering field at the top of each column. Enter a filtering term to narrow the range of objects displayed. For example:
  • Enter the name of a resource at the top of the Name column to display only that server, database, group, or other named object. The display reacts as you enter each character, so you might not need to enter the entire name.
  • Enter a version number at the top of the Version column to display only resources running that software version.

You can filter on multiple columns; for example, in a listing of servers, use the Status column to display only running servers, then use the Version column to display servers using the desired software version. Delete the filtering terms to return to the original display. Filtering terms are not case sensitive.

Full Screen Mode

To increase the screen area available in SCC for views and perspectives, click the Full screen icon icon at the upper-right corner of the perspective area. Click the icon again to return to the original screen configuration.

Tip: To increase the screen area available to SCC, press F11 to switch Internet Explorer or Firefox to full screen mode. Press F11 again to return to the original browser configuration.

Maximize a Section of a View

Some areas within views have a square minimize/maximize icon (SCC minimize/maximize panel) in the upper-right corner. Click the icon to expand that area to fill the entire view. Click the icon again to restore the area to its former size.

View Menu

The Perspective Resources view, the Resource Explorer, the Alert Monitor, and the heat chart each have a View menu. From the View menu, you can:
  • Display the filtering tool for searches. (In the heat chart, the Filter option also displays the column selection tool.)
  • Toggle between an icon view and a detail view of your resources (Perspective Resources view only)
  • Refresh the display (Resource Explorer only)
Note: For these tasks, use the View menu in the view window, not the application-level View menu at the top of the SCC window.

Changing the Font Size

To change the size of fonts in SCC screens:
  • Enter Ctrl-Alt + to enlarge display fonts.
  • Enter Ctrl-Alt - to shrink display fonts.