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Source Events Manually using CSV or Data Entry

Individual Events must be added to an Event Calendar in order for them to appear in a Metric or Multi-Metric Chart.  When you add an Event to an Event Calendar, you are recording an occurrence related to the calendar.   For example, when tracking System Outages, you add an Event each time the application system becomes inaccessible. This  provides insights to associated Metrics when plotted on the Chart's viewer.

Events may be manually associated with an Event Calendar using one of the two methods described in this article:

If you are updating an Event Calendar that has a Data Source of SQL or a Plug-in, see Source Events Automatically

NOTE: If you are asked to enter Events and you cannot access options described in this article, contact your Administrator.

1. Access Admin > Event Calendars

Select an Event Calendar from the list.

2. Verify the Event Source setting

'Manual/CSV Data' should be selected as an Event source

3. [Option 1: Individual Entries] Adding an Event using key data entry

  1. Open the Events tab of the Event Calendar Editor
  2. Click [+ New Event]

The Add New Event pop-up opens

3.1. Provide information essential for creating an Event

Provide information essential for creating an Event
  1. Set the Date/time of the Event using the Calendar icon
  2. Enter the Name that will appear on the Metric Viewer when the Event is displayed
  3. Optionally, designate this Event as a Key Event so that it appears on all charts. For more information, see Understanding Key Events

Once you Save the Event, it is added to the Events table and is displayed on the Charts of Metrics associated with this Event Calendar.

4. [Option 2: Upload via CSV file]

  1. Open the Events tab of the Event Calendar Editor
  2. Click Load from File. The pop-up opens
  3. Click Browse and find the required CSV file containing your data from your local machine

NOTE: If you want to enter Events into a CSV file and you are unsure about its format, click sample CSV file link to obtain a file into which you can enter data after saving it.

  1. Click Import

4.1. Review the Upload Results

  1. Review counts of entries loaded
  2. Verify the Events added to the Event Calendar in the Events grid