The Data Collection Result widget shows a list of all supported actions specific for a selected object. The widget retrieves data specific to a selected object actions and uses the action framework to run data collection actions.

How the Data Collection Results Widget and Configuration Options Work

You can add the Data Collection Results widget to one or more custom dashboards and configure it to display data that is important to different dashboard users. The data that appears in the widget is based on the configured options for each widget instance.

The Data Collection Results widget is a receiver of a resource or metric ID. It can interact with any resource or metric ID that provides widgets such as Object List and Metric Picker. To use the widget, you must have an environment that contains the following items.
  • A vCenter Adapter instance
  • A vRealize Operations Cloud for Horizon View Adapter
  • A vRealize Operations Cloud for Horizon View Connection Server

You edit a Data Collection Result widget after you add it to a dashboard. The changes you make to the options create a custom widget to meet the needs of the dashboard users.

Where You Find the Data Collection Results Widget

The widget might be included on any of your custom dashboards. In the menu, click Dashboards to see your configured dashboards.

To customize the data that appears in the dashboard widget, in the menu, click Dashboards. Click Actions > Create Dashboard/Edit Dashboard to add or edit a dashboard. Toggle between the Views and Widgets option to view and add a widget to the dashboard. The widgets list panel displays a list of all the predefined widgets. Drag a widget to the dashboard workspace in the upper panel.

Data Collection Results Widget Toolbar Options

On the title bar of the widget, click the Show Toolbar icon to access the toolbar options.

Option Description
Results Shows all finished and currently running actions for the selected object.
Choose Action Shows a list with all supported actions specific for the selected object. The selected object is a result of widget interactions.

Data Collection Results Widget Configuration Options

On the title bar of the widget, click the Edit Widget icon to configure the widget.

The configuration options are grouped into one or more sections. You can select the objects on which you want to base the widget data and refine the objects in the following sections. Each section filters the objects further and pushes the filtered objects to the next section. The widget data is based on the objects that are the output of the last section.

The Configuration section provides general configuration options for the widget.

The Input Data section provides options to specify input for the widget.

Option Description
Title

Enter a custom title that identifies this widget from other instances that are based on the same widget template.

Configuration
Refresh Content

Enable or disable the automatic refreshing of the data in this widget.

If not enabled, the widget updates only when you open the dashboard.

Refresh Interval

If you enable the Refresh Content option, specify how often to refresh the data in this widget.

Self Provider
Indicates whether the objects for which data appears in the widget are defined in the widget or provided by another widget.
  • On. You define the objects for which data appears in the widget.
  • Off. You configure other widgets to provide the objects to the widget using the dashboard widget interactions options.
Input Data
Config

Specifies self provider choice and selection of a resource instance.

Selected Object When you select an object, this text box is populated by the object.
Start new data collection on interaction change

Indicates whether to start a new data collection action when the object selection changes in the source widget.

Objects List of objects in your environment that you can search or sort by column so that you can locate the object on which you are basing the data that appears in the widget.
Defaults

Specifies the default data collection action selected for each object type.

Object Types

List of object types in your environment that you can search or sort by column so that you can locate the object type on which you are basing the data that appears in the widget. You can filter the types in the list by selecting a type from the Adapter Type drop-down menu or by using the Filter text box.

Default Data Collection Action

This panel is populated by the object type that you select in the object types list.

You can select only one default data collection action for an object type.