To create 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.
Creating a Big Number Widget
- Select the Big Number widget. For more information, see Selecting a Widget.
- Complete the Basic Information fields. For more information, see Standard Widget Configurations.
- Configure Big Number Options:
- a. Add datapoints and virtual datapoints. For more information, see Configuring Datapoints.
- b. In the Record Name field, choose a datapoint or virtual datapoint and give it record name. To return the number of resources that match the specified AppliesToexpression, select the Resource Count datapoint.
Note: This is the identifier you use to associate the Big Number Options with the Number. It must be unique within this set of options.
- c. In the Aggregate field, choose the max, min, or sum of the values from the multiple instances.
Note: This field displays only for real datapoints that are set to monitor more than one individual instance.
- In the Numbers section, complete the following fields:
- a. Unit Label — Enter text to clarify the unit of measure for the number displayed
- b. Bottom Label — Enter the text to display as the bottom label for the value.
- c. Record Name — Select the datapoint to display on each number section.
- d. Rounding — Round to the nearest whole number, tenth (one decimal place), or hundredth.
- e. Recommendation: For values with more decimal places, use a virtual datapoint.
- f. To make numbers easier to read, toggle on Use comma separators. For example, you can display 12345678 as 12,345,678.
- g. To change the color of a datapoint’s dedicated quadrant to yellow, orange, or red as soon as it meets the criteria of a specified alert threshold, toggle on Change number color according to thresholds and set the alert thresholds.
Note: This provides an at-a-glance warning about the status of your metrics’ values.
- h. Click Apply
- Select a Widget Color Schema. For more information, see Standard Widget Configurations.
- To preview the widget before saving it, select Preview in the top right corner of the widget form.
- Select Save to save the widget to your dashboard.