Creating Gauge Widgets

The Gauge widget displays a single number, useful for displaying the number of errors per day or the number of active connections to a system.

Input Format

The Gauge 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.


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.

Using the widget’s Style editor, you can configure the widget to assume different colors for different value ranges. For example, you could make the background yellow if the value is >100, and red if it is >500.

Example: Displaying number of errors

If we wanted to show the number of errors in a system, we could count them using:

loglevel = /error/i | count()

This produces a single result with a field _count. If the Gauge widget is selected, it 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 Humio 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.