How to see event occurrences historically?

by Jul 6, 2015

I have been experiencing deadlocks on an instance and am trying to see them historically.

If I go to Server -> Sessions -> Blocking, and then click through the “Historical Snapshots” on the bottom right pane, I can eventually find one. When I click it, I then have an item under “Deadlock Reports” that I can click. That’s what I’m looking for, but how do I see all deadlock occurrences? Do I really have to click through every single snapshot or repeatedly click “Previous Snapshot” until I see a deadlock? Am I missing something?

This same question probably applies to all events as I don’t see a way to track certain event types over time without repeatedly clicking through snapshots.