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Create and edit LEM widgets with Widget Builder

Updated: September 15, 2017

This topic describes how to configure the Widget Builder form when creating and editing widgets.

Widget Manager includes Widget Builder, which you will use to edit an existing widget or to create a new master widget. After you create a widget, you can save a copy to the Ops Center dashboard.

Use the Widget Manager to edit any master widget associated with a filter. Edit a widget to change the widget's name, behavior, or appearance, or if you want to create a new dashboard widget based on a master widget configuration. When you save the widget, the widget displays in the Widget Manager and the Widgets pane in the Monitor view.

Because all dashboard widgets operate independently of the master widget, editing a master widget will not impact the corresponding dashboard widget. As a result, you can use a master widget as a template for creating variations of the same widget for the dashboard.

Create a new widget

  1. Open the LEM console. See Log in to the LEM web console or Log in to the LEM desktop console for steps.

  2. Click Ops Center to open the Ops Center view.

  3. Click Widget Manager in the Ops Center toolbar.

  4. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEM/Log_and_Event_Manager_Administrator's_Guide/LEM_Administrator's_Guide/0700-Create_and_edit_LEM_widgets_with_Widget_Builder/button-plus_13x12.png in the Categories toolbar to open Widget Builder.

  5. Complete the Widget Builder form:

    1. See Enter the general widget settings for help.

    2. See Enter the visual configuration settings for help.

    3. See Enter the data configuration settings for help.

  6. (Optional) Select the Save to Dashboard check box to save a copy to the Ops Center dashboard.

  7. Click Save.

    The new widget displays in the Widgets pane and is stored in the Categories pane under your selected filter category.

    If you selected the Save to Dashboard check box, the widget also appears in the Ops Center dashboard.

Edit a master widget

  1. Open the LEM console. See Log in to the LEM web console or Log in to the LEM desktop console for steps.

  2. Click Ops Center to open the Ops Center view.

  3. Click Widget Manager in the Ops Center toolbar.

  4. Select a filter in the Categories pane.

    The associated widgets display in the Widgets pane.

  5. Drag the scroll bar to locate your targeted widget.

  6. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEM/Log_and_Event_Manager_Administrator's_Guide/LEM_Administrator's_Guide/0700-Create_and_edit_LEM_widgets_with_Widget_Builder/button-gear-no-dropdown_16x16.png in the Categories toolbar.

  7. Edit the widget configuration in Widget Builder as required:

    1. See Enter the general widget settings for help.

    2. See Enter the visual configuration settings for help.

    3. See Enter the data configuration settings for help.

  8. (Optional) Select the Save to Dashboard check box to save a copy to the Ops Center dashboard.

  9. Click Save.

    The new widget configuration appears in the Widgets pane.

    If you selected the Save to Dashboard check box, the widget also appears in the Ops Center dashboard.

Edit a dashboard widget

  1. Open the LEM console. See Log in to the LEM web console or Log in to the LEM desktop console for steps.

  2. Click Ops Center to open the Ops Center view.

  3. Select a widget window and click Edit at the top of the widget window.

  4. Update the form as needed:

    1. See Enter the general widget settings for help.

    2. See Enter the visual configuration settings for help.

    3. See Enter the data configuration settings for help.

  5. Click Save.

    The updated widget configuration displays in the Op Center Widget Manager, and the Widget pane displays in the Monitor tab.

Configure the Widget Builder form

The following sections document the Widget Builder form.

Enter the general widget settings

  1. In the Name field, enter a name for the widget.

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  2. In the Description field, enter a description for the widget (up to 80 characters).

  3. Click the Filter drop-down menu and select the filter data source.

    When you select your filter data source, use the following conventions:

    • If the filter appears in italics, the filter is turned off.

    • If you create a widget from a disabled filter, the widget will not display any chart information until the filter is re-enabled.
    • When you create a widget in the Monitor tab, this field defaults to the currently-active filter. If you select a different filter, the widget will be associated with your targeted filter and not the active filter.
    • When you create a widget in the Ops Center tab, this field defaults to the first option in the list.
  4. Enter the visual configuration settings.

Enter the visual configuration settings

  1. Click the Visualization Type drop-down menu and select the appropriate graph.

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  2. Click Color and select a color palette for the chart or graph.

  3. (Optional) In the X Axis Label field, enter a name for the chart or graph horizontal axis.

  4. (Optional) In the Y Axis Label field, enter a name for the chart or graph vertical axis.

  5. Enter the data configuration settings.

Enter the data configuration settings

  1. Click the Field drop-down menu and select a data field to report in the widget.

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  2. Click the Show drop-down menu and select the data frequency reported in the widget.

    Select Count to count the number of occurrences for the selected Field value. For example, if you select EventID in the Field drop-down menu, the widget will count the number of events.

    Select Distinct Count to count the number of occurrences when a unique event occurs. For example, if you select a Field value such as Event Name or Detection IP, the widget counts each specific value once. This option reports all values as 1 in a single-dimension chart. As a result, this option is best suited for multidimensional charts.

  3. Click the Sort drop-down menu and select the data sort method.

    1. Select Descending to list the data from highest to lowest (Z to A or 10 to 1).

    2. Select Ascending to list the data from lowest to highest (A to Z or 1 to 10)

  4. (Optional) Click the Versus drop-down menu and select another data field (displayed in ascending order) for second data dimension in the chart.

  5. (Optional) Click the Split By drop-down menu and select another data field (displayed in ascending order) for a third data dimension in the chart.

  6. Click the Limit drop-down menu and select a value that limits the number of items to chart.

    The default value is 5.

  7. Click the Scope drop-down menus and select the appropriate time frame reported by the chart or graph.

    For example, selecting a scope of 30 minutes will display the last 30 minutes of data in the chart or graph.

    Choose a narrow scope for frequent events. Choose a wide scope for events that rarely occur.

  8. Click the Resolution drop-down menus and select the time values (displayed as tick marks) for the horizontal X-axis in the chart. This value is required when Versus is a time field.

    For example, if your Scope is 30 minutes, you can set the Resolution to five minutes to indicate five-minute tick marks on the X-axis.

  9. Click the Refresh drop-down menus and select the data refresh rate for the widget display.

  10. Click Save.

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