Configure proportional widgets for modern dashboards
This topic applies to all SolarWinds Platform products.
Proportional widgets display your data as pie charts, donut charts or stacked bars. You can use them on modern dashboards.
How to configure proportional widgets
- Configure the title and other labels for the widget (Presentation)
- Select chart type and legend (optional).
- Configure what should be displayed by the widget (Data and Calculations).
- Save Changes.
See Edit widgets for details on resizing widgets, changing widget position, or deleting widgets.
In Presentation, expand Title and description.
Provide the title and subtitle.
If you want to have a link with more details on the widget, provide it in the Widget link URL.
You can also provide a description that might help others to reuse the widget.
Starting with Orion Platform 2020.2.5, you can also set how often you want data in the widget to refresh. See Refresh rate.
By default, proportional widgets use the pie chart and the legend is on the right. You can change the look.
In Presentation, expand Chart Options.
Select what should the widget look like - pie, donut, vertical bar or horizontal bar.
In Legend, specify where you want the legend to be.
We will use an example where the widget displays the number of monitored nodes grouped by their status.
Expand Data and Calculations.
Define the data model:
Using the graphical query builder
Select Use the graphical query builder and click Edit.
Select an entity and click Next.
- On Edit tabular data model, drag the database columns you want to see in the widget.
- Select Show advanced entities and properties.
- Search for Status.
- Drag Status to the Columns field.
- Click Save model.
The columns you select here appear in the drop-downs in Data Calculations.
In the Value field, specify the values you want to see in the chart.
Select value. You want to see the number of nodes in individual statuses, not numbers corresponding to individual states.
In the Category field, specify the metric you want to group the entities by.
For example, to group nodes with the same status, select 'Status' here.
In the Data Format field, select the metric you want to convert the query result to.
To group nodes by status, select Orion Statuses.
If you select Custom in the Data Format field, you need to specify Icon Mapping and Color Mapping in the query. See SWQL example with color definitions.
- Click Save Changes.
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