WiscIT Widget - Gauges

This document covers how to create a simple Gauge Widget in the WiscIT Cherwell Client

What is a Gauge Widget?

activitygauge.pngText Gauge
Examples of Gauges being used in a dashboard

Dashboards can contain gauges that dynamically update to show details about the number of business objects. Gauges come in many different forms, from being able to display a linear chart, to a simple text value that you can double click on to view records. Gauges, along with Search Results Lists, make up a critical part of displaying information on a dashboard.

Gauge widgets can be used for:

  • Showing an open number of incidents or problems for a specific team or individual
  • Showing the activity level of a team
  • Providing a way for technologists to drill down and easily view data

Creating a Gauge Widget

Example of a blank gauge configuration
Example of the gauge configuration window

To create a simple Gauge widget, you'll need to follow these steps:

  1. Create a new widget that can be edited. For more information on this, see WiscIT - Dashboard Overview.
  2. Name: Set the name of the widget as it will appear in the Widget Manager. This does not display on the dashboard.
  3. Type: This is the type of widget that you're configuring. Make sure "Gauge" is selected.
  4. Gauge Type: This option sets which type of gauge to display. Some common types are "Horizontal linear gauge" and "Text". Different gauge types will have a slightly different configuration, but most follow the concept of displaying a number of records.
  5. Default Title: This is the title used when the widget is used in a dashboard. It does not necessarily have to match the contents of the "Name" field. You do not have to assign a Default Title for a Gauge.
  6. Business Object: Use this to decide what Business Object is used by the gauge widget. Check the "Show All" checkbox to see all the possible business objects to use.
  7. Criteria: A pre-made or custom search can be used to draw data for the gauge. The ellipsis button opens the Search Manager for a pre-made search and the magnifying glass opens the Custom Query window. See [Link for document 46175 is unavailable at this time] if needed.

Once these options have been configured, click "OK" at the bottom of the window. The widget is now ready to be placed in a dashboard!

See WiscIT - Creating a New Dashboard for instructions on creating a new dashboard with this widget or see WiscIT - Using the Dashboard Editor for help with adding this widget to an existing dashboard.

Keywordscherwell gauge text number of records incident value total value object business chart oil linear horizontal   Doc ID46669
OwnerWill C.GroupWiscIT
Created2015-02-02 12:56:47Updated2023-07-19 14:22:00
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