Add status indicators to widgets

Status indicators allow you to call attention to a widget on your dashboard when it's performing above and below expectations. You can add status indicators to number widgets and Gauges.

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Status indicators for number widgets

Adding a Warning when the value displayed on your number widget is above or below a certain number will cause your widget to turn red when this occurs.

Setting a value for Success when the value is above or below a certain number will instead cause your widget text to turn green when this is met.

status indicators for number widgets

To alter the sequence of Warning/Success when configuring a status indicator, click on the indicator at the top (usually a Warning) to reveal a menu.

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Note

If your widget uses a secondary comparison metric, it will be hidden from view when either the red warning or green success status indicator is displaying.

To add status indicators to a number widget, follow these steps:

  1. Hover your mouse pointer over the dashboard number widget you want to add a status indicator to.
  2. Click the more options icon in the top right corner to bring up the widget options.edit widget menu
  3. Click Add status indicators.
  4. In the Add status indicators window, add figures that will trigger a Warning state, Success state, or both depending on whether the number displayed on your widget climbs above or falls below.Add status indicators

    Note

    Adding a status indicator will overwrite the goals you have set for this widget.

  5. Click Save.
  6. And you're done!

Status indicators for Gauges

Adding a Warning when the value displayed on your Gauge is above or below a certain number will cause a section of your gauge to glow red when this occurs.

Setting a value for Success when the value is above or below a certain number will instead cause a section of your gauge to turn green when this is met.geckometers with status indicators

Note

We no longer offer goals for the Gauge widget. Any goals that were set before the introduction of status indicators will become the Success value for the widget.

To add status indicators to a Gauge, follow these steps:

  1. Hover your mouse pointer over the dashboard number widget you want to add a status indicator to.
  2. Click the more options icon in the top right corner to bring up the widget options.edit widget menu
  3. Click Add status indicators.
  4. In the Add status indicators window, add figures that will trigger a Warning state, Success state, or both depending on whether the number displayed on your widget climbs above or falls below.Add status indicators
  5. Click Save.
  6. And you're done!
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