You can use the Big Number widget to measure success based on the current value of a single metric, the aggregate value of metrics across resource, or a value from your database. The Big Number widget allows you to represent this data in an at-a-glance view on your dashboard.
To configure a Big Number widget, you need to select datapoints. These can be values of a datapoint on a single instance or values of a datapoint across instances. You can choose to create virtual datapoint to change the units of measure, combine values, or perform a function on a value prior to display. You can also add two values together to create a single value (using the same value unit is recommended). Lastly, select the values to display as numbers in the Big Number widget.
Configuring a Big Number Widget
- Create a Big Number widget. For more information, see Widget Creation.
- Configure Basic Information fields. For more information, see Configuring Standard Widget Settings.
- In the Datapoints settings, select + Add Record to add datapoints, virtual datapoints, or a resource count to the widget. For more information, see Widget Datapoint Configurations.
- In the Numbers settings, select + Add Record to begin adding numbers to the widget:
- (Optional) In the Unit Label field, enter text to clarify the unit of measure for the number displayed.
- (Optional) In the Bottom Label field, enter the text to display as the bottom label for the value.
- In the Record Name dropdown menu, select the record name for the datapoint you want to display on each number section.
- (Optional) In the Rounding dropdown menu, select one of the following rounding options:
- (Default) No decimal (rounded to whole number)
- 1 decimal place (tenths)
- 2 decimal places (hundredths).
For the values with more decimal places, use a virtual datapoint.
- (Optional) Toggle on Use Comma Separators to make numbers easier to read.
For example, you can display 12345678 as 12,345,678.
- (Optional) Toggle on Change number color according to thresholds and set alert thresholds to change the color of a datapoint’s quadrant to yellow, orange, or red as soon as it meets the criteria of a specified alert threshold.
This provides an at-a-glance warning about the status of your metrics’ values.
- Select Apply.
- Complete standard widget configurations, and then Save the widget. For more information, see Configuring Standard Widget Settings.