Big Number Widget

Last updated on 26 April, 2024

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

  1. Create a Big Number widget. For more information, see Widget Creation.
  2. Configure Basic Information fields. For more information, see Configuring Standard Widget Settings.
  3. 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.
  4. In the Numbers settings, select + Add Record to begin adding numbers to the widget:
    1. (Optional) In the Unit Label field, enter text to clarify the unit of measure for the number displayed.
    2. (Optional) In the Bottom Label field, enter the text to display as the bottom label for the value.
    3. In the Record Name dropdown menu, select the record name for the datapoint you want to display on each number section.
    4. (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.
    5. (Optional) Toggle on Use Comma Separators to make numbers easier to read.
      For example, you can display 12345678 as 12,345,678.
    6. (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.
    7. Select Apply.
  5. Complete standard widget configurations, and then Save the widget. For more information, see Configuring Standard Widget Settings.
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