Adding widgets to a dashboard

New chart

To add a new chart to the dashboard:

  1. Open the dashboard. If you don't have a dashboard, create one.
  2. At the top of the page, click Edit.
  3. Click New chart under Add widget or click Add in the dashboard title and then New chart.
  4. Configure a new chart by specifying queries and configuring metric visualization. For more information about creating charts, see Creating charts using a text query and Creating a chart using the query constructor.
  5. After configuring the chart, click Finish. Enter a name for the chart and select the directory to save it to.
  6. Click Save and add to dashboard. The chart widget is added to the dashboard.

Saved chart

To add a saved chart to the dashboard:

  1. Open the dashboard. If you don't have a dashboard, create one.
  2. At the top of the page, click Edit.
  3. Click Saved chart under Add widget or click Add in the dashboard title and then Saved chart.
  4. Fill in the widget parameters. Pay close attention to the following fields:
    • Heading. Sets the name of the widget. It is displayed on top of the widget.
    • Widget. Sets the widget to add. Click Select file and specify the chart in the file navigation window or click Insert link and specify a link to the chart.
    • Description. Sets the description of the widget. It is displayed at the bottom of the widget.
  5. Click Add. The widget is added to the dashboard.

Text

To add a text widget to the dashboard:

  1. Open the dashboard. If you don't have a dashboard, create one.
  2. At the top of the page, click Edit.
  3. Click Text under Add widget or click Add in the dashboard title and then select Text.
  4. Enter the text for your heading in the input field.
  5. Click Add. The text widget is added to the dashboard.

Heading

To add a heading widget to the dashboard:

  1. Open the dashboard. If you don't have a dashboard, create one.
  2. At the top of the page, click Edit.
  3. Click Heading under Add widget or click Add in the dashboard title and then select Heading.
  4. Enter the text for your heading in the input field.
  5. Select the heading size.
  6. Click Add. The heading widget is added to the dashboard.