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Executing a trace session even on a small application can capture hundreds of execution events. You can use the following techniques to make the table pane easier to read.
Complete the following steps to temporarily filter the trace data you do not need from the table pane.
|Note The dialog box is not available when the table pane does not display any events to filter.|
|Tip You can quickly filter the events that occur in a specific VI by right-clicking the VI and selecting Filter this VI from Display from the shortcut menu.|
Filtering events prevents those events from appearing in the table pane. However, the Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit continues to trace filtered events. If you are sure that you do not need to use specific events at all, deselect them from the Capture Settings dialog box to reduce the amount of memory that the toolkit uses.
|Tip The numbering of events in the table pane reflects the actual order in which the toolkit captures the events. If the table pane appears to skip numbers, you are filtering the events that occur at the skipped positions.|
You can use the Configure Displayed Events dialog box to filter or display events at any time, regardless of whether the toolkit is tracing data. The table pane updates to match the new configuration settings each time you click OK in the Configure Displayed Events dialog box. You also can click Reset Filter to remove all event filters.
Complete the following steps to search for any text in the table pane.
|Tip Use the asterisk (*) wildcard to return events that contain a certain string. Use the caret (^) regular expression to return events that start with a certain string.|
Click Split on the View tab to split the table pane into two displays. Use the scroll bars in the two displays to view events in two different parts of a single trace.
After you select an event, right-click the table pane and select Highlight Paired Events from the shortcut menu to find whether an event is paired with the event you selected. For example, VI Start Execution and VI Stop Execution are paired events. The Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit also displays the duration between the two paired events in the details pane.
Use one of the following methods to navigate to a VI related with the event you select:
The Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit displays the actual time when an event occurs in the Time column of the table pane. You can identify the duration between events using one of the following methods.
Complete the following steps to review any part of trace data in a text editor.
The Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit displays all the trace data for an application instance in one display. Every time you click Start to execute a trace session, the toolkit appends the trace data of the trace session to the current trace data in the table pane and displays a bookmark for the trace session on the vertical scroll bar. You can quickly navigate to the first event of a trace session by clicking the bookmark.