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 an Event is added to an Event Calendar, an occurrence related to the calendar appears on charts of associated elements. For example, when tracking System Outages, you add an Event each time the application system becomes inaccessible. This provides insights into 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:

When adding events to 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 cannot access options described in this article, contact your Administrator.  See Event Calendar Security, Release 6.2.3 and beyond

1. Open an Event Calendar

Access Admin > Reference Objects > Event Calendars

Find an Event Calendar inm the list and click its Active Name link.

2. Verify the Event Source Setting

Open the Info tsb



"Manual/CSV Data" should be selected as an Event source.

3. [Option 1: Individual Entries] Adding an Event Using Key Data Entry

Open the Events tab

  1. [+ New Event]
  2. Date/time: Set the date and time of the Event using the calendar icon
  3. Name: Enter the Name that will appear on the Metric Viewer when the Event is displayed
  4. 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]

Open the Events tab

  1. [Load from File]
  2. File: Click [Browse] and find the required CSV file containing your data from your local machine
  3. [Import]

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.