WiscIT Widget - Gauges
This document covers how to create a simple Gauge Widget in the WiscIT Cherwell Client
What is a Gauge Widget?
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
To create a simple Gauge widget, you'll need to follow these steps:
- Create a new widget that can be edited. For more information on this, see WiscIT - Dashboard Overview.
- Name: Set the name of the widget as it will appear in the Widget Manager. This does not display on the dashboard.
- Type: This is the type of widget that you're configuring. Make sure "Gauge" is selected.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.