Do string viewer or text metrics follow same age out rules as configured in smartstor tier properties?
I ran a report containing string metrics and many of the values are blank. Since the report picked it up I assume the metric was populated at one point but now has aged out. How can I determine when metric was last populated?
String/text metrics are not persisted to the database they are only present when the agent is active and reporting them.
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This does help. So once the source stops publishing a string metric it will no longer show in Investigator?
Correct; they made the decision when the product was developed not to store string data since it can take up a lot of room and affect performance.