5.3.2 Programmable Alerts
7.3 Data Management and Data Model Handling
7.3.4 Working with Data Model
7.4 Control Center
7.4.1 License Entitlements
7.5 Platform Settings
Panels > Metric
Metrics are standards or ways to measure or evaluate something. Metrics are used in a variety of fields, for instance, they are used in the field of graph drawing to help position aesthetically pleasing graphs. There is much potential for using metrics in data visualization.
Metrics are a good choice for visualization when you want to show a total value without making things complicated. They can also be used to quickly compare data between different time periods.
To create the Metric
(Refer to Dashboard Creation > Query)
On the right side of the default screen, select Visualization as Stat to create an Metric panel.
There are multiple options to edit the properties of the panel. The first one is Panel Options. Enter a Name and Description for the Panel that you want to create. For instance, if you’re making a metric visualization to track CPU usage, name the panel “Metric Visualization” and describe it as “CPU Usage.”
The Description is available in the top left corner and can be viewed by hovering over the i button.
The next part of Panel Options is Panel Link where you can point a link to any other website or dashboard of your choice. Enter a title, and URL, and select the ‘Open in a new Tab’ option if you want to open the link in a new tab. Click Save.
The URL can be a link to another dashboard or for getting help or useful info. When you click on a panel, it opens the link either in the same tab or a new tab, depending on your choices. For example, if you want to compare a default dashboard, just click the link to open it.
The value options in a Metric can be used to select what values, calculations, and fields should be displayed.
The Stat styles options allow you to configure the stat settings and how you want to change the display settings of the graph.
The orientation for the layout.
Control if name and value are displayed or just name.
It lets you select the background display.
It lets you select the Stat panel graph/sparkline mode as:
The sparkline is a tiny chart in a worksheet cell that provides a visual representation of data.
The alignment of text on the screen.
The Text size option allows you to change the Gauge text and value size to be displayed on the chart.
The options include:
The Standard Options are used to configure the other standard settings in the graph. It changes the way the graph appears.
The further options include:
The Data Links option is similar to the Panel Link where you can link a URL and then open it in another tab. It is placed on the data instead of the Panel.
You can click on the data anywhere and the link option will appear.
It is used for an instant link that you want to appear anytime you click on the data.
The Value Mappings option allows you to find a certain value and wherever the value lies, the display text is displayed. If there is a similar value in the data, it is highlighted in the form of the color selected.
The Threshold option is used to define the value threshold. You can set certain thresholds and color-code them.
There are two options to show thresholds mode:
For example, CPU usage is set as green for 0, yellow for 40, and red for 50, blue for 60 that way you can easily see when the output is above the threshold and immediate action can be taken or an error alert can be sent out.
The Add field Override option allows you to override an existing field.
Overrides allow you to change the settings for one or more fields. Field options for overrides are the same as the field options available in a particular panel. The only difference is that you choose which fields to apply them to.
To add a field override, click on the Add Field Override button.
Select the Field type
Select a field type, based on the following properties:
You can add multiple fields overrides by repeating the same.
You have now learned how to configure the Metric Visualizations, change the panel settings, and more. You can save and edit the panel later too.
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