The Metric Picker widget displays a list of available metrics for a selected object.

How the Metric Picker Widget and Configuration Options Work

With the Metric Picker widget you can check the list of the object's metrics. To select an object to pick its metrics, you use another widget as a source of data, for example, Topology Graph widget. To set a source widget that is on the same dashboard, you use Widget Interactions menu when you edit a dashboard. To set a source widget that is on another dashboard, use the Dashboard Navigation menu when you edit a dashboard that contains the source widget.

You edit a Metric Picker widget after you add it to a dashboard. The changes you make to the options create a custom chart to meet the needs of the dashboard users.

Where You Find the Metric Picker Widget and Configuration Options

The widget might be included on any of your custom dashboards. In the left pane, click Home to see your configured dashboards.

To customize the data that appears in the dashboard widget, click Content in the left pane, and click Dashboards. On the Dashboards toolbar, click the plus sign to add a dashboard or the pencil to edit the selected dashboard. In the Dashboard workspace, on the left, click Widget List, and drag a widget to the right pane of the dashboard. On the title bar of the selected widget, click the pencil to access the configuration options.

Metric Picker Widget and Configuration Options

The Metric Picker widget includes the following toolbar options.

Table 1. Metric Picker Widget Toolbar Options

Option

Description

Show common metrics

Filter based on common metrics.

Show collecting metrics

Filter based on collecting metrics.

Metrics or Properties

Filter based on metrics or property metrics.

The Metric Picker widget includes the following configuration options.

Table 2. Metric Picker Widget Configuration Options

Option

Action

Title

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 .