Gauge Widget

Updated: Gauge Widget v1.112.0

An updated version of the Gauge widget was introduced in v1.112.0, see Gauge Widget.

Removed: 1.40

The Gauge widget has been replaced by the Single Value widget.

The Gauge widget displays a single number that indicates errors per day or the active connections to a system.

This widget can display any data with at least one field containing a number. If there are multiple rows with numeric fields, or there are multiple numeric fields in a row, the widget will present an error.

See in Figure 133, “Gauge Chart” an example of how this widget looks like.

Gauge Chart

Figure 133. Gauge Chart

Input Format

The Gauge widget is often used in conjunction with functions such as sum(), count(), or avg() which produce a single row with a single field like _sum.

The widget can also be used on data where you have produced a single row with only one numeric field. The select() and selectLast() functions are very useful for this.

Example: Displaying Number of Errors

To show the number of errors in a system, you could count them using:

loglevel = /error/i
| count()

This produces a single result with a field _count. The Gauge widget will automatically select the first numeric field it sees and use it as the value to display.

Example: Displaying Statistics from a Build

If you use LogScale to monitor how your software is building, your build pipeline might already output the numbers you want, like the number of failed tests. Instead of calculating this number based on the failed tests that have been logged, you can display the number the system has given you:

commit = 67686a1
| /Tests failed: (?<tests_failed>\d+)/
| select(tests_failed)

Assuming there is only one build per commit, this search extracts the number of tests that failed in the build, and uses the select() to remove extraneous fields from the row. Without calling select(), the row might contain multiple numeric fields, and the Gauge widget would not know what to display.

Widget Properties

Use the widget's Edit Style panel to configure the following properties.

  • Title

    The title of the widget as displayed in the dashboard.

  • Description

    The description of the time chart. This is free form text supporting markdown syntax.

    This same description appears in the dashboard as a tool-tip by hovering over the question mark on top of the widget.

  • Presets

    • Load Preset

      The available units that can be used to express values. Valid options are:

      • Bits

      • Bytes

      • Seconds

      • Milliseconds

  • Text

    • Label

      Provides a definition to be displayed along with the number. For example, Count of IDs.

    • Suffix

      For example, ms.

    • Decimal Places

      The number of digits past the decimal point. It is possible to do number rounding by providing negative decimal places, e.g. decimal place of -2, would format the number 123 to 100.

    • Automatic unit scaling

      Checkbox that allows you to set the following parameters:

      • Scale

        Valid options are:

        • Metric — formats the value as a number with appropriate rounding (e.g., 4987 will be shown as 5k).

        • Time — converts the value to a time span (years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds...), depending on the Input Unit selected.

      • Input Unit

        The input units available to express values.

        Valid options are:

        • Milliseconds

        • Seconds

  • Thresholds

    • Enable Thresholds

      Checkbox that sets thresholds for different value ranges. The gauge number displayed will assume a different colour depending on the range you have set.

      Valid options are:

      • Critical High

      • High

      • Low

      • Critical Low

      For example, a result of 600 turns red if you've set >500 as Critical High.