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Message views

The message view is the default view when opening the SMS Server Manager application.

SMS Server Manager - SMS View

SMS Server Manager – SMS View

In the messages node in the tree on the left side of the manager you can see a number of other views as well. The default views: ‘All’, ‘Outgoing’, ‘Incoming’ and ‘Failed’ you cannot remove but you can edit the number of messages they show. Other than those views the SMS Server also includes a view for all main message types. You can customize or remove those views.

You can also add custom views.

Refresh and pause

The active view refreshes automatically when new messages become available or if messages are modified.

You can use the refresh button in the toolbar to update the view if you’ve started without automatic refresh. This happens when you start the SMS Server manager while the SMS Server service isn’t running.

Alternatively you can use the ‘pause’ icon on the toolbar and in the right-click menu to pause automatic refresh. This can be useful when there’s a flood of messages.

Basic column management

Basic column management can happen from the view itself. Resize and reorder views by dragging the column headers or their borders. Right-click on a column header to automatically size either one column or all columns according to their content. With a right-click on a column header you can also quickly change the column visibility.

Create or edit views

Create a new view by right-clicking on the message node. Edit a view by right-clicking on the view.

SMS Server Manager - New View

SMS Server Manager – New View


This opens the edit message view. The message view has three different tabs: ‘Filter’, ‘Colors’ and ‘Columns’.

Edit view filter

The filter works exactly like a condition for trigger or routing rules. Find an introduction on SQL syntax here.

SMS Server Manager - Edit View

SMS Server Manager – Edit View

First you’ll enter a description and the message type you want to view.

The buttons: ‘Insert field’ and ‘Insert Constant’ show a selection of fields and constants that are available. ‘Text query’ tests if the query is syntactically valid.

The limit is the maximum number of messages the view should show. Showing more messages at the same time may degrade performance.

Edit view colors

In the ‘Colors’ tab you can edit the colors for each message line.

SMS Server Manager - Edit View colors

SMS Server Manager – Edit View colors

This is a list of conditions and the colors they cause if they evaluate to true for a message. These conditions use SQL syntax and can be modified.

The conditions are evaluated in order. This rule that matches first is applied.

Click on the pencil button to edit the current color line. That will bring up the following dialog.

SMS Server Manager - Edit View color

SMS Server Manager – Edit View color

This is where you can edit the condition for a specific color as well as specify the foreground and background color.

Edit view columns

Use the columns tab to enable or disable any of the columns for the selected message type.

SMS Server Manager - Edit View colors

SMS Server Manager – Edit View colors

The column names are fields names in the database. You can assign a more friendly name in the label column.