Big Number Widget Creation

Last updated on 02 November, 2022

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

  1. Select the Big Number widget. For more information, see Selecting a Widget.
  2. Complete the Basic Information fields. For more information, see Standard Widget Configurations.
  3. 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.

  4. 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
  5. Select a Widget Color Schema. For more information, see Standard Widget Configurations.
  6. To preview the widget before saving it, select Preview in the top right corner of the widget form.
  7. Select Save to save the widget to your dashboard.
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