History

In STAF GUI, history is a collection of requests and responses. STAF GUI can store history locally for later review. If you enable history, then the history will store permanently. Otherwise, it will be available for the current session only. Closing the application will cause it to be lost.

Enabling history

There are three ways to enable history:

  1. Choose HistoryHistory (Ctrl+H).

  2. In the Statusbar,

    1. Right-click on the history icon.

    2. Choose History.

  3. Choose ToolsPreference (Ctrl+R).

    In the Preference window, in the History tabbed section,

    1. Select the Enable history checkbox.

    2. Click the Close button.

Viewing a history

There are two ways to view a history:

  1. In the toolbar,

    1. Click the List all requests button.

    2. Select a request from the popup menu.

  2. In the other way,

    1. In the Command pane, if necessary expand the machine and service whose history you want to view.

    2. In the Command pane, select a command under the service.

    3. Select a request from the Submit drop-down combination box.

Note

List all requests lists only the history of the machines in the current pool. Changing the current pool will change this list.

Navigating history

Two ways to navigate history:

  1. In the toolbar,

    • To view previous history, click .

    • To view next history, click .

  2. In the menubar

    • Windows and Linux,

      • To view previous history, choose HistoryBack (Alt+left arrow).

      • To view the next history, choose HistoryForward (Alt+right arrow).

    • Mac OS X,

      • To view the previous history, choose HistoryBack (Command+[).

      • To view the next history, choose HistoryForward (Command+]).

Narrowing down a history

You can narrow down history for a machine, service, or command.

  • Machine

    In the Command pane, select a machine. The Submit drop-down combination box lists all the history for that machine.

  • Service

    In the Command pane, select a service. The Submit drop-down combination box lists all the history for that service.

  • Command

    In the Command pane, select a command. The Submit drop-down combination box lists all the history for that command.

Deleting session history

To delete session history, in the toolbar, click .

Deleting history

To delete history, choose HistoryShow All History (Ctrl+Shift+H).

In the History window,

  1. In the Command pane, if necessary, expand the pool, machine, and service.

  2. To list history in the History pane, select pool, machine, service, or command. This will narrow down history in accordance with the selection.

  3. In the History pane, select the history that you want to delete.

  4. There are two ways to delete,

    1. Press the Delete key.

    2. Right-click on the selection, choose Delete History.