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Server Start time from IMetrics

Can you tell me how to parse back the time value i get form the metrics interface from a server?

I can see we have a Enum to tell me it is Date / Time, but the value i get back is a decimal:

sample output:

Metric Name:


Metric Value:


it seems there should be some easy way to cast this into Date / Time, since it is displayed that way in the CMC.

IInfoObjects objects = infoStore.query("select * from CI_SYSTEMOBJECTS where SI_KIND = 'Server' ");

for (@SuppressWarnings("rawtypes")

Iterator iterator = objects.iterator(); iterator.hasNext();)


try {

IServer server = (IServer);

String metricDescriptionsQuery = "SELECT * FROM CI_SYSTEMOBJECTS WHERE SI_KIND='MetricDescriptions'";

//get the base collection

IServerMetrics baseMetrics = server.getMetrics();

IMetricDescriptions metricDescriptions;

metricDescriptions = (IMetricDescriptions) infoStore.query(metricDescriptionsQuery).get(0);

//get the set of metrics that has the server start time

IMetrics subMetrics = baseMetrics.getMetrics("ISGeneralAdmin");

Iterator serviceMetricsIter = subMetrics.iterator();

while(serviceMetricsIter.hasNext()) {

IMetric metric = (IMetric);

String metricName = metric.getName().trim();

System.out.println(metricName + ";");

// Get the localized metric name.

IMLDescriptions descriptions = metricDescriptions.getMetricDescriptions("ISGeneralAdmin");

IPropertyRenderTemplate propertyRenderTemplate = descriptions.getPropertyRenderTemplate(metricName);

if(metricName.contains("ISPROP_GEN_STARTTIME") )



ValueFormat metricValFormat = propertyRenderTemplate.getValueFormat();



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    Posted on Dec 07, 2011 at 06:29 PM


    Try this code to retrieve the server start time

    <%@ page import = "com.crystaldecisions.sdk.framework.*"%>
    <%@ page import = "com.crystaldecisions.sdk.exception.*"%>
    <%@ page import = "com.crystaldecisions.sdk.occa.infostore.*"%>
    <%@ page import = "com.crystaldecisions.sdk.plugin.desktop.server.*"%>
    <%@ page import = "com.crystaldecisions.sdk.occa.infostore.CePropertyID"%>
    <%@ page import = "com.crystaldecisions.sdk.occa.enadmin.*"%>
    <%@ page import = "com.crystaldecisions.sdk.plugin.admin.cmsadmin.*"%>
    <%@ page import = "com.crystaldecisions.sdk.plugin.desktop.common.*"%>
    <%@ page import = "*"%>
    <title>Display Server Metrics</title>
    	// Set the logon information
        String boUser = "Administrator";
        String boPassword = "";
        String boCmsName = "localhost:6400";
        String boAuthType = "secEnterprise";
    	// Declare Variables
        IInfoStore boInfoStore=null;
    	IInfoObjects boInfoObjects=null;
    	SDKException failure = null;
    	IEnterpriseSession boEnterpriseSession = null;
    	IServer currentServer = null; 
    	ICMSAdmin cmsAdmin = null;
    	IServerGeneralMetrics serverMetrics = null; 
       	    // Logon and obtain an Enterprise Session
        	boEnterpriseSession = CrystalEnterprise.getSessionMgr().logon( boUser, boPassword, boCmsName, boAuthType);
            boInfoStore = (IInfoStore) boEnterpriseSession.getService("", "InfoStore");
    	    boInfoObjects = boInfoStore.query("Select * From CI_SYSTEMOBJECTS Where SI_PROGID='CrystalEnterprise.Server'and SI_DESCRIPTION='Central Management Server'");
    	for(int i=0;i<boInfoObjects.getResultSize();i++)
        	currentServer = (IServer) boInfoObjects.get(i);
            out.println("Before Metrics");
            //Display the server information
            out.println ("Server: " + currentServer.getFriendlyName() + "<BR>");
            out.println ("Enabled: " + !currentServer.isDisabled() + "<BR>");
            out.println("Running: " + currentServer.isAlive());
            out.println ("<HR><B>General metrics</B><BR>");
            //retrieve and display Server metrics
            serverMetrics = currentServer.getServerGeneralAdmin();
            out.println ("CPU: " + serverMetrics.getCPU()+"<BR>");
            out.println ("CPU count: " + serverMetrics.getCPUCount()+"%<BR>");
            out.println ("Current time: " + serverMetrics.getCurrentTime()+"<BR>");
            out.println ("Server start time: " + serverMetrics.getStartTime()+"<BR>");
            out.println ("Available disk space: " + serverMetrics.getDiskSpaceAvailable()+"bytes<BR>");
            out.println ("Total disk space: " + serverMetrics.getDiskSpaceTotal()+"bytes<BR>");
            out.println ("Memory available: " + serverMetrics.getMemory()+"bytes<BR>");
            out.println ("Operating system: " + serverMetrics.getOperatingSystem()+"<BR>");
            out.println ("Server Version: " + serverMetrics.getVersion()+"<BR><BR>");
        catch(SDKException e)
            System.err.println("Unable to retrieve server metrics. Exception caught: " + e.getMessage());

    Hope this is useful to you.



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