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MultiMetric tile

Note

In September 2020, the MultiMetric tile was removed from the AVAILABLE TILES palette. Existing MultiMetric tiles will continue to work, of course. Please transition to the Graph tile at your earliest convenience.

The MultiMetric tile aggregates one metric from multiple entities, or displays the same metric for multiple entities, depending on its configuration.

Example tiles

Tile configuration options

Tip

For MultiMetric tiles, the TILE CONFIGURATION dialog includes a slider on the right side. To view and edit the Entity types field and display the advanced options, you have to move the slider to the bottom of the dialog.

Tile title
The text that appears in the upper-left corner of the tile. The default title is the name of the tile.
Chart type
The type of visualization to use in the tile. Options include line chart, area chart, bar chart, and scatter plot.
Legend

(Optional) Display a legend in the tile, on the right side or at the bottom of the tile.

  • When an aggregation function is selected, the legend includes a mnemonic of the aggregation function and the number of entities included in the visualization.

  • When no aggregation function is selected, the legend includes the names of the highest-scoring entities. Each entity name is a link to the entity's Smart View page.

Metric name

The name of the metric to use in the tile.

The field suggests metric names as you enter text. Select one from the list of names.

Aggregator
The arithmetic function to use to combine metric data points in the visualization, or no aggregation function.
Entity types

(Optional) The type(s) of entities to include in the count. Essentially, this is a sub-query of the dashboard's scope.

To view this option, you have to move the slider on the right side of the dialog.

ADVANCED options

The alignment options provide a standardized way to display data points when the amount of space for display and the time range to represent are variable. The defaults for these options are industry best practices.

Alignment

The method to use to align data points.

none Do not align; use raw data points.
interpolate Insert data points between adjacent data points around the alignment period boundary.
nextOlder Shift the oldest data point before the alignment period boundary to the boundary.
mean Replace all data points in the alignment period with the arithmetic mean of their values.
min Discard all data points in the alignment period except the minimum value.
max Discard all data points in the alignment period except the maximum value.
sum Replace all data points in the alignment period with the sum of their values. Works with numeric and distribution values.
dev Replace all data points in the alignment period with the standard deviation of their values.
count Replace all data points in the alignment period with the sum of their values. Works with numeric and Boolean values.

Alignment period

The time interval to aggregate, used only with aggregation methods (mean, min, max, sum, dev, and count).

If the data to aggregate includes 60 data points in an interval of 30 minutes, selecting an alignment period of 5 minutes (5m) yields 6 aggregated data points.