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Create a speedometer or a dial visualization for a score widget

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Create a speedometer or a dial visualization for a score widget

To show the latest score of an indicator compared to the range of scores, use a speedometer or dial visualization in a score widget. A speedometer also shows the indicator target.

Before you begin

Role required: pa_power_user or admin

About this task

A speedometer visualization shows the latest score with a needle on a speedometer. A dial visualization shows the latest score with a colored in section of a half-circle. By default, the speedometer or dial shows the range of possible scores, but you can create your own range.

The speedometer is particularly useful when a target is set on the indicator. If a direction is set on the indicator (minimize or maximize), the visualization reproduces the target and the 3- or 5-color traffic light set on the indicator. For example, the following speedometer shows the Average age open incidents indicator with a Minimize direction, a target of 10, and a 3-color traffic light.

Figure 1. Speedometer visualization - score widget
Speedometer visualization of the average age of open incidents with a target of 10 and a three color traffic light. Ten to 11 is yellow and above 11 is red.
The dial visualization does not show the indicator target.
Figure 2. Dial visualization - score widget
Dial visualization of the latest score of average age of open incidents


  1. Navigate to Performance Analytics > Widgets and click New.
  2. In the Name field, give the widget a name that reflects the information being displayed.
  3. In the Type field, select Score.
    If you change the value of Type after you fill in other fields, those fields are cleared.
  4. In the Visualization field, select Speedometer or Dial.
  5. In the Indicator field, select the indicator for which you want to show scores.
  6. (Optional) Fill in any of the following optional fields:
    Breakdown and Element Only the scores that match the specified element of this breakdown are shown. Select values for both Breakdown and Element. Otherwise, only scores that are not associated with any element of the breakdown are shown.
    2nd Breakdown and Element Drill down to a second level of breakdown and element, if a first-level breakdown and element have been specified.
    Time series Runs a function on the indicator scores for a specific time period, such as a 7-day sum or average. For more information, see Time series aggregations in scorecards and widgets.
    Follow element Applies only when this widget is placed in a "breakdown dashboard." Select this option for the widget to follow the element that the user selects interactively on the dashboard. See Using breakdowns on dashboards.

    Selecting this option removes the ability to set a second breakdown and element on the widget.

    Follow breakdown Breakdown dashboard configurations specify breakdown sources, not specific breakdowns. The same breakdown source can be used for multiple breakdowns. Therefore, select this option to set which of the possible breakdowns to follow.

    For example, consider the indicator Number of open incidents. This indicator uses two breakdowns: Assigned to, and Created by. Both breakdowns are based on the Users.Active breakdown source. You create a widget for this indicator and you select Follow element on this widget. You also need to select Follow breakdown and specify either the Assigned to or the Created by breakdown.

    This option is available only if Follow element is selected.

  7. (Optional) In the Speedometer/Dial Settings tab, either select Auto scale, which shows the range of actual scores on the speedometer, or specify another scale.
  8. Click Submit.

What to do next

To view the widget, add it to a dashboard.