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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 29, 2020

Multi-column searching in probe rules files

There is a need to be able to search a lookup table via multiple columns. Note a combination of columns, but equally unique columns.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 142753
RFE URL
RFE Product Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • Guest
    Jun 3, 2020

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Cloud
    Product family - Operations Management
    Product - Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
    Component - Product functionality
    Source - Other

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Cloud
    Product family - Operations Management
    Product - Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Probes
    Component - Product functionality
    Source - Other

  • Guest
    Jun 2, 2020

    This isn't in regards to *A* lookup table, but lookup table functionality in general. The RFE was opened with a detailed description and a use case. The desire is to be able to search a lookup table by more than just one column in order to:
    a) find data using multiple fields
    b) allow for searching data without having to duplicate the lookup table
    c) allow for searching data without having to make the system more complex, adding additional lookup tables that have to be maintained, causing a potential drift and thus issues

    Example:
    Existing:
    table moo = {{"host1","a"},{"host2","b"}}
    $extra = lookup(@Node,$chr)


    Change:
    table moo = {{"host1","a"},{"host2","b"}}
    $key_pos = 1
    $extra = lookup(@Node,$chr,$key_pos)
    $key_pos = 2
    $backwards = lookup($chr,@Node,$key_pos)