Queries are useful for:
|Viewing/editing several properties of multiple resources/devices in a single aggregated table||Exporting data to an external system or file|
|Finding/filtering some data and triggering an alert if the selected tabular data matches certain conditions||Sorting and filtering the existing tabular data|
|Building a report||Mining custom data from the unified model|
Query Language Concept
AggreGate's unified data model acts as a large database with many tables. Every property of a device or a system resource acts like a typical database table and can be queried. AggreGate queries are processed under a strict access control model. A query executed under your control cannot select data that you’re not allowed to see.
Queries may be refined and optimized using an internal debug tool. A query may also prompt for some parameters before execution.
Editable Query Results
Unlike traditional SQL, AggreGate query language has no INSERT and UPDATE statements. However, query results may be modified using the GUI. For example, if you select several properties for a number devices in a single table, you can edit the cells of this query and all modified data will be written back to its original location.