[AppInsights] Widgets - Setting widget goal thresholds

A number of our visualizations allow you to add visual goal lines or target areas that will immediately notify users when an important threshold has been reached.  To set your goals for the visualizations listed below, start by entering the “Edit Widget Settings” menu and navigating to the Widget Settings tab.

>>Horizontal / Vertical Bar

Specify the minimum and maximum values of your bar so you have real-time information on progress towards goal.  You can also use these values to ensure that a data point stays within certain bounds.



In addition to using the Widget Settings menu to specify a minimum and a maximum value, the dial widget allows you to segment your visualization with multiple colors so you understand how your KPI is performing against multiple areas of interest.




You can use our stoplight widget in a similar fashion to the dial widget.  By specifying a middle and high value, you can track how well (or how poorly) a data point is tracking towards goal using a red / orange / green light system.

Please note that stoplight widgets do not actually present your data in numerical format.  It will only be represented visually in relationship to the “Middle” and “High” values you specify.


>>Sparklines / Line Graphs

Both of these visualization types allow you to specify a goal value that is represented by a solid horizontal line across your graph.  From the widget settings tab, simply specify your goal value and hit save to capture it on your visualization.

Please note that your goal line will not appear if you’ve manually set the bounds of your y-axis above or below the value of the goal line.


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