Supported File Types

This section describes the supported file types.

NT Performance Monitor (.csv)

The default file type of the NT Performance monitor, in comma separated value (CSV) format.

For example:

Example: Reported on \\WINTER
Date: 03/06/15
Time: 10:06:01 AM
Data: Current Activity
Interval: 1.000 seconds
,,% Privileged Time,% Processor Time,% User Time,
,,0,0,0,
,,,,,,
,,Processor,Processor,Processor,
Date,Time,\\WINTER,\\WINTER,
03/06/15,10:06:00 AM , 0.998, 1.174, 0.000,
03/06/15,10:06:00 AM , 0.000, 0.275, 0,000,

Windows Performance Monitor (.csv)

The default file type for the Windows 2000, 2008 server, Windows 7, etc. performance monitor, in CSV format.

For example:

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Standard Comma Separated File (.csv)

This file type has the following format:

date, time, measurement_1,measurement_2, ...

where fields are comma separated and first row contains column titles.

The following example from a standard CSV file shows 3 measurements: an interrupt rate, a file IO rate and a CPU usage. The first row shows an interrupt rate of 1122.19, an IO rate of 4.18, and a CPU busy percentage of 1.59:

Example: date, time, interrupt rate, File IO rate, CPU busy percent
03/06/15,10:06:01,1122.19,4.18,1.59
03/06/15,10:06:01,1123.7,6.43,1.42

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Master-Detail Comma Separated File (.csv)

This file type is identical to Standard Comma Separated Files except for an additional Master column which specifies that row's particular breakdown of a more general measurement. For example, a Standard CSV file may contain data points of a machine's total CPU usage at a given moment:

Date,Time,CPU_Usage

However, if the total CPU usage can be further broken up into CPU time per-process, then a Master-Detail CSV file can be created with an extra column ProcessName, containing the name of a process.

Each row contains the measurement of a specific process's CPU usage only. The format will be the following:

Date,Time,ProcessName,CPU_Usage

as in the following example:

Example: date, time, process name, CPU used, elapsed time used
03/06/15,10:06:01,edaSend,0.1,47981.36
03/06/15,10:06:01,PDS,0,47981.17

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Microsoft Excel File (.xls)

Created by the Microsoft Excel application. The first row contains column titles. (.xlxs format is not supported.)

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Master-Detail Microsoft Excel file (.xls)

Created by Microsoft's Excel application. The first row contains column titles. It contains an extra Master column. (.xlxs format is not supported.)

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