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 the 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 can also search for objects using tags.

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

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.

Metric Picker Widget Toolbar Options

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

The toolbar contains icons that you can use to change the view of the graphs.

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.
Time Range Filter based on selected time range.
Search Search for dashboards, views, and network IP addresses using tags.

Metric 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 Action

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.