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Status Future consideration
Categories Performance
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 30, 2020

CommonPack Models (Application Studio): Changing BH_VALUE field name in the SBH Definition area to the counter name

The new structure of Common Pack models (CP) introduced with TNPMW v1.4.1 changed the whole logic of the busy hours (BH).
It was discovered that the so called BH determiner does not come from the same source tables as it was in the old method, but it is sourced from a certain measurement table. While the values are fine in the most of the situations, we found one, where such usage was problematic and the values were missing.
The analysis showed (see attachment) that the true equivalent of former SBHD tables is the field BH_VALUE, which stays the beginning of each query subject and the source field is database table SBH_BUSY_HOUR_DAILY, which is correct. As the field does not bear the counter name, for users it is inconvenient to work with it.
That's why we propose to rename BH_VALUE field to the respective counter name and keep it at the beginning of each of SBH Definition's query subjects, right after the IDs (for the detailed description of the overall structure, see RFE #142657).
It was also discovered that there are at least two or three different fields in the whole query subject, which show the same kind of value. That's why we propose:
- In situations, where only a determiner is defined for a particular BH definition: to rename the BH_VALUE as the respective counter and leave it at the beginning (without adding suffix in the form of entity name and KPI group name as per RFE #142657)
- In situations, where determiner as well as value is defined for a particular BH: to perform exactly the same change as it is described above + there will be a standard counter coming from a measurement table. The standard counter should be sorted together with other counters as per RFE #142657. It should also get entity name and KPI group name suffix, which comes from the same RFE – this will prevent duplicate names and “_1” will no longer be needed.

Idea Priority Medium
Use Case
Users should be able to quickly identify the BH determiner by finding it under the correct and specific name at the beginning of each query subject. Also the existence of duplicities or triplicities will be mitigated.
RFE ID 143592
RFE URL
RFE Product Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager
  • Guest
    Jun 30, 2020

    Attachment (Description): A visual demonstration of what the proposed change will look like.

  • Guest
    Jun 30, 2020

    Attachment (Description): The comparison between new and old method determiner definition.