The Tag Picker widget lists all available object tags.

How the Tag Picker Widget and Configuration Options Work

With the Tag Picker widget, you can check the list of the object tags. You can use the widget to filter the information that another widget shows. You can select one or more tags from the object tree or search for tags, and the destination widget displays information about the objects with this tag. For example, you can select Object Types > Virtual Machine on the Tag Picker widget to observe statistic information about the VMs on the Environment Status widget.

You edit a Tag Picker widget after you add it to a dashboard. To configure the widget, click the pencil in the upper right of the widget window. You can configure the Tag Picker widget to send information to another widget on the same dashboard or on another dashboard. To set a receiver widget that is on the same dashboard, use the Widget Interactions menu when you edit a dashboard. To set a receiver widget that is on another dashboard, use the Dashboard Navigation menu when you edit a source dashboard. You can configure two Tag Picker widgets to interact when they are on different dashboards.

Where You Find the Tag Picker 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.

Tag Picker Widget Toolbar Options

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

Option Description
Collapse All

Close all expanded tags and tag values.

Deselect All

Remove all filtering and view all objects in the widget.

Tag Picker

Select an object from your environment.

Dashboard Navigation
Note: Appears on the source widget and when the destination widget is on another dashboard.

Use to explore the information on another dashboard.

Tag Picker 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.

Option Description

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

Refresh Content

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

If not enabled, the widget is updated only when the dashboard is opened or when you click the Refresh button on the widget in 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.