Oracle® Solaris Studio 12.4: Performance Analyzer

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Updated: January 2015

Using Filters

Filters are available in most data views in Performance Analyzer. You access them using the Filter button on the toolbar or in the Active Filters panel, or by right-clicking with the mouse or by pressing Shift-F10 on the keyboard. When you add a filter, the data is immediately filtered.

In general, you use filters by selecting one or more items in the view that you want to focus on, and selecting the appropriate filter. For most views the filters enable you to include or not include the data that meets the criteria named in the filter. This enables you to use the filters to either focus on data from a particular area of your program, or exclude data from a particular area.

    Some ways you can use filters include:

  • Add multiple filters to narrow down the data. The filters are combined in a logical AND relationship, which requires the data to match all of the filters.

  • Add a filter in one view and then examine the filtered data in another view. For example, in the Call Tree view you can find the hottest branch, select “Add Filter: Include only stacks containing the selected branch”, and then go to the Functions view to see metrics for the functions called in that code branch.

  • Add multiple filters from multiple views to create a very specific set of data.

  • Use filters as a basis for creating advanced custom filters. See Using Advanced Custom Filters.