Using tables in LAVA

LAVA presents much of the data about jobs, devices, results and tasks inside tables. The length of a table can be controlled, the table can be sorted by selected columns and the data itself can be searched. All options can be controlled from the query string in the browser address bar. This allows particular views of a table to be shared as links. See Custom table queries.

For pages which only contain a single table, the number of rows displayed in each page of data is controlled via the length parameter. For convenience, there is a drop down box on the left of each table where the table length can be selected.

Table search support


Tables are only the base representation of the data available in LAVA and whenever the table search support seems incomplete, the solution is to create a Query which can also be represented as a simple URL.

Unless specified explicitly, all table searches are case-sensitive.

Custom table queries

Some tables also support customised queries on specific fields, typically these will be time based fields like submit_time, end_time and duration. These queries allow a specific function to be called within the filter to match only results where the timestamp occurred within the specified number of minutes, hours or days, relative to the current time on the server.

The queries supported by a table are listed above the table, along with details of whether that query is based on minutes, hours or days.


Time based queries will always take the current time on the server into account, so links containing such queries may not give the same results when viewed at a later time.

Time based queries can take calculations in the query string as well, e.g. end_time is based on hours, so ?end_time=4*24 matches end_time within the last 4 days (the search summary will still show the 4*24.)

Exclusive table searches

Fields used in simple text searches can also be used as exclusive searches by adding the exclusive search field to the querystring. The data in the row will be included in the results only if the text matches all of the search fields:


This querystring would only show rows where the device hostname contains mx5 and the description contains ARMMP and the status of the job contains Incom, therefore showing up to 25 results for jobs on such devices with that description which finished with a status of Incomplete.


Exclusive searches are not supported via the search box in the table header. Add to the querystring directly. Exclusive text search cannot be combined with simple text search. Replace the search variable in the querystring with the closest discrete query term, e.g. description.

The fields which support exclusive search are listed above each table.

Other filters

Individual tables may also provide filters via javascript or other support.

Resetting a table

The breadcrumb link should take you back to the default table. Alternatively, clear the querystring in the browser address bar manually.

Unavailable entries

Certain tables may contain data relating to a hidden device type which would show as Unavailable if the user viewing the table does not own a device of this type. It is not possible to search these tables for details of the hidden type and the Unavailable label itself does not match as a search term.