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Column width for cDOT statistics




I have searched and searched and haven't found if there is a way to increase column width for cli statistics output in cMode. Running 8.2.1. Specifically qos statistics output but I'm assuming the formating command would be the same for either. I'm hoping there is a way to do this from the command line if not I guess I will pursue pulling it via powershell and formatting the results. My specific issue is around cutting off the name of qos policy groups. The naming format I am dealing with has the unique information as the last three characters of the volume/policy name. 






This is bugging the hell out of me too. Really keen on getting a configurable column width because if your SVM name and volume name exceed the grand total of 5 characters a "vol show" command ends up using FOUR lines of text to show information for ONE volume. Imagine if you had 100 volumes! It's awful on the eyes, and it's 2015 - we've all got widescreen monitors, let us use them!



Netapp is in case of console resolution 30 years behind.


There is no way to change it. 


Have you tried using 'set -rows 0'


This did the trick for me!!


Not sure why setting 'rows 0' removed the column width restriction, but it did the trick.


Thank you!


That only removes the "Press <space> to page down, <return> for next line, or 'q' to quit..." and mashes all the columns together.


Why not simply make the columns variable width, perhaps with an upper limit?


I mean look at this:


cluster::> disk show
Usable Disk Container Container
Disk Size Shelf Bay Type Type Name Owner
---------------- ---------- ----- --- ------- ----------- --------- --------


The disk column is 16 characters long, yet the Owner column is only 8 characters long. So NetApp decided to make sure their edge case of disk naming is covered (MCC disk names are much long than the typical 6 characters of "stack.shelf.bay") but decided that nobody would ever use a node hostname would never exceed 8 characters? Really? Really? Even NetBIOS allows up to 15 character hostnames in Windows environments. 



Nick -


Have you tried 'set -showallfields true' ?

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

At your service,

Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.
Independent NetApp Consultant
Senior NetApp Instructor, IT Learning Solutions
(P.S. I appreciate 'kudos' on any helpful posts.)




Hi Nick, Hi Eugene,


thanks for your postings  Man Very Happy


I also searched to get rid of line feeds, too short columns at cDOT command line.


You can get csv like output after set this option:

set -showallfields true -showseparator ";"


Have fun!


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