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Create a New Widget

Objective

Create a new Widget Definition for use in the Dashboard Overview page.

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Creating a New Widget Definition

  • Navigate to Design > Widgets
  • Click the New Widget action button

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Then enter the Widget Definition information:

  • Name - The name of the Widget Definition.
  • Description -Text describing the Widget Definition.
  • Data Source - Choice of 'Deployments' or 'Servers' or 'Alerts'. Default is set to 'Deployments'. 
  • Filter Config - Choice of filter configuration.
  • Inputs - Configuration parameters for use within the Liquid body.
  • Bod- Code to be rendered by the Liquid template.

Click Save.

Filter Configuration

You can configure filtering for a Widget Definition in three ways: 

  1. No filter - No filtering is available and filtering options will not be presented to the user when adding a Widget. 
  2. User will set the filter - The author specifies which filter types are available when creating the Widget Definition. When adding a Widget, the user can pick from the available filter types and specify the filter value.
  3. Predefine the filter - The author defines the filter type and filter value in the Widget Definition. You cannot change the filter configuration when adding a widget and you will not see any filtering options. Each time a Widget is added, you must use the predefined filtering configuration in the Widget Definition.
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