Keep track of your Ninox activity, analyze and fix problems
The process monitor is a handy tool to observe what's currently happening in your workspaces. It offers a clear view of processes that are running, in queue, or completed. You can sort and filter these processes in various ways.
The tool provides detailed activity logs and the opportunity to peek at the formulas driving each process. If there's an issue, such as an inability to display data or a lack of running processes, the process monitor display a message. It also provides a button to restart your workspace when necessary.
To find the process monitor, first click on the gear icon
for global settings. Then, select Ninox settings in the top-right corner. After that, select the Process monitor from the navigation bar on the left.
In the top-left corner of the process monitor page, a drop-down menu allows you to select a specific workspace. Here, you can review and manage all the processes within that workspace (1). Alternatively, view all processes across all workspaces simultaneously, providing a comprehensive overview.
The top-center section displays a list of all active, queued, and completed processes (2). Keep track of which tasks are currently being executed, which are waiting in line, and which have already been completed. Sort these processes based on criteria like process ID, start time, or status.
The bottom-left section provides a detailed log of all activities (3). This includes information about when a process was started, how it progressed, and when it was completed. The activity logs help track the execution of processes and troubleshoot any potential issues.
Lastly, the bottom-right section is dedicated to the formula view—a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at the specific formulas being used by each process. Examine these formulas to gain a deeper understanding of how the process works, which can be useful for troubleshooting or improving process efficiency.
The process monitor uses 4 status messages to provide real-time updates and alert you to any potential issues.
These messages appear in specific locations, namely the top and bottom snackbars.
At the bottom snackbar, before you decide to restart a workspace, you'll see a Restart workspace (1) button and a status message stating, While restarting, your databases will be temporarily unavailable (2).
Once a restart is in progress, the process monitor displays a message in the middle of the screen stating, Restarting.
If the process monitor cannot display data for all workspaces, maybe because it doesn't exist or an error has occurred, a status message appears stating, Unable to load data for workspaces.
If there's an issue loading data for a specific workspace, a status message appears stating, Unable to load data for the selected workspace.
There are no running processes in the workspace you're viewing (1). When this happens, the process monitor displays a status message in the top-center stating, This workspace has no running processes. Please select another workspace (2).
You might select a process (1) that does not have any associated activity logs. This could be because it's a new process that hasn't started yet, or there could be some other reason. The process monitor then displays a status message in the bottom-left corner stating, This process has no activity logs. Please select another process (2).
You're reviewing an activity log, but no formula is associated with that particular activity. In such a case, the process monitor displays a status message in the bottom-right corner stating, This activity log has no formula. Please select another activity log (3).