Documentation forSQL Sentry

SQL Sentry Menu Options

The menus and toolbars are used to operate the SQL Sentry client. The options available within the menus vary depending on the active window. For more information about the toolbars, see the Toolbars topic.

The following are descriptions of the commands found in the various SQL Sentry menus.

File Menu

File Menu

Option Description Hotkey
New Target Adds a new target to the Navigator pane. N/A
New Plan Explorer Session Opens a new Plan Explorer session. N/A
Open Opens execution plan files. N/A
Connect to an Installation Specifies the SQL Sentry database and authentication information for the client. N/A
Save Saves changes to the active window. CTRL + S
Save As Renames and saves the active view. N/A
Save View As Renames and saves the existing view. N/A
Close Closes the active window. CTRL + W
Export Data Exports event list views and various tabs of performance analysis. CTRL + E
Page Setup Sets the page options for printing. N/A
Print Prints the active window. N/A
Print Preview Previews the active window for printing, exporting, and send email options. N/A
Recent Files Displays a list of recently opened Plan Explorer files. N/A
Exit Closes the SQL Sentry Client. CTRL + Q

View Menu

View Menu

Option Description
Navigator Displays the Navigator pane.
Event View Displays the Event View pane.
Plan History Displays the Plan History pane.
Conditions Displays the Conditions pane.
Settings Displays the Settings pane.
Start Page Displays the Start Page.

Calendar Menu

Calendar Menu

Option Description
Show Conflicts Explores conflicts for specified time ranges.
View Style Selects the view style for the Event Calendar.

Reports Menu

For more information about the reporting options in SQL Sentry, see the Reporting topic.

SQL Sentry Reports Menu

Option Description
Events Generate an Event Calendar associated report.
Performance Analysis Generate a Performance Analysis associated report.
General  Generate a General settings report.
Report Deployment Settings Settings for the SQL Server report server location that deploys your reports.
Deploy Reports Deploys the reports to the location specified in the Report Deployment settings.
Import Reports Imports future reports created by the SQL Sentry development team.

Tools Menu

SQL Sentry Tools Menu

Option Description Hotkey
User Preferences Opens the SQL Sentry Client User Preferences window and allows you to configure your preferences.  CTRL + O
Find Object Opens the Event Object Search window that finds event objects within the SQL Sentry client. CTRL + F
Manage Response Rulesets Opens all response rulesets for editing. N/A
Reset Event View Filter Restores the event view filter settings to default. N/A
Reset Layout Restores the layout to default. N/A
Download Latest Custom Conditions Pack Downloads the latest custom condition pack from SQL Sentry. N/A
Unsnooze All Allows all snoozed SQL Sentry actions to occur again. N/A
Run On-boarding Wizard (requires client restart)
Opens the SQL Sentry setup wizard.

Window Menu

SQL Sentry Window Menu

Option Description
Cascade Cascades active windows in the workspace view.
Tile Vertical Tiles active windows vertically in the workspace view.
Tile Horizontal Tiles active windows horizontally in the workspace view.
Tabbed Displays active windows on tabs in the workspace view.
Show Tabs on Multiple Lines Displays multiple rows of tabs.
Auto-rotate Performance Advisor Tabs Auto-rotates through the active performance analysis windows when enabled. The rotation doesn't change the active tab of a performance analysis window. Whichever tab is selected as active refreshes as the windows rotate.  
Active Windows Name Displays all active windows.

Help Menu

SQL Sentry Help Menu

Option Description Hotkey
SQL Sentry Help Opens the SQL Sentry user documentation. CTRL + H or F1
Check for Updates Connects with SQL Sentry's online database and verifies that you have the latest version. N/A
Manage Licenses Opens the SolarWinds License Manager where you can view and manage SQL Sentry licenses. N/A
Logging Options to enable trace logging for the SQL Sentry client and monitoring service for troubleshooting purposes. Contact support before you enable logging. Logs are stored in the interactive user's AppData\Local\SentryOne directory. N/A
About Displays current version, licensing information, and expiration.   N/A