Sun Studio 12: Performance Analyzer

The Index Tabs

Each Index tab shows the metric values from data attributed to various index objects, such as Threads, Cpus, and Seconds. Inclusive and Exclusive metrics are not shown, since Index objects are not hierarchical. Only a single metric of each type is shown.

Several Index tabs are predefined: Threads, Cpus, Samples, and Seconds. You can define a custom index object by clicking on the Add Custom Index Tab button in the Set Data Presentation dialog box to open the Add Index Objects dialog box.

A radio button at the top of each Index tab lets you select either a Text display or a Graphical display. The Text display is similar to the display in the DataObjects tab and uses the same metric settings. The Graphical display shows a graphical representation of the relative values for each index object, with a separate histogram for each metric sorted by the data sort metric.

When you click the Filter Data button on the toolbar, the Filter Data dialog box opens. Click the Advanced tab and the Filter clause text box loaded with a filter clause that reflects the selections in the IndexObjects tab.