Some monitors now offer the option to mathematically convert returned values through the use of Data Transformations.
Checking the Convert Value check box opens the Formula box that enables you to perform various mathematical functions. You can choose common functions from the drop down lists to manipulate the returned value, or you can select the Custom Conversion option.
The Custom Conversion option offers more flexibility when manipulating returned values. This option allows you to use the basic arithmetic operators; +, -, *, /, along with built-in functions for more advanced conversions.
For a list of these functions, see Available data transformations.
Following is a real world example for converting bytes into megabytes using a predefined formula, or data transformation. In this case, XtoMega, was used to convert bytes to megabytes.
With the XtoMega formula applied, the data transforms from 318767104 bytes to 304 megabytes, which is much easier to read.
The Retrieve Current Value button tests the application and does not apply the data transformation. Instead, the original statistic value is returned.