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Create a widget

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Create a widget

Widget configurations are used to view, set up, edit, and manage properties for dashboards and visualization types: time series, score, list, and breakdown. Widgets determine how data is presented on dashboards. Widgets are always linked to an indicator.

Before you begin

Role required: pa_admin, pa_power_user, or admin

About this task

Widgets are global, so keep the following details in mind.
  • Anyone can see a widget you create.
  • Anyone can use your widget when creating a dashboard.
  • Anyone can edit your widget.
  • Always create a new widget when you need an alternate view.
  • Do not change an existing widget if you did not create it.


  1. Navigate to Performance Analytics > Widgets.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter a Name to identify what the widget does. For example, Last score number of open incidents.
  4. (Optional) Enter a Lookup name. The lookup name appears instead of the Name when adding the widget to a dashboard.
  5. Enter a more detailed description. For example, Widget to represent the last score of open incidents.
  6. Select the type of widget to create.
  7. Fill in the rest of the form according to the Type selected.
    For more information about filling out the fields for a specific type, see the appropriate topic.