Indicator Portlet Options

Indicator portlet options vary, depending on the indicator type and your software license.

Individual indicator types have unique properties, but the following options are common to all types:

ClosedData source: Select a Measure Factory project and data file.

Edit indicator portlet, select a data source dialog box.

ClosedIndicator type: Select the type of indicator that you want to use.

Edit indicator, select a chart type dialog box.

ClosedValue: Select the Measure Factory value that you want to use.

TIP: You can click the menu Closedicon for options to sort the list or use the search box to locate a value.

In DivePort 7.1(13) and later, you might have the option to select and specify a Closedconstant value, which displays in every row.

Constant value option.

CAUTION: Using $( ROW_DATA) or $( ROW_STRING) macros in a constant column can result in unexpected formatting. DI recommends that you use column values instead.

Edit indicator portlet, select a  value dialog box.

Auxiliary Measure Value: Select a baseline or goal value that is defined in the measure factory.

ClosedDate Range: Select a date range from the list.

  • Year to Date
  • Year to Complete Month
  • Quarter to Date
  • Month to Date
  • Week to Date
  • Complete Year
  • Complete Quarter
  • Complete Month
  • Complete Week
  • Complete Day
  • Rolling Year by Months
  • Year
  • Future Months

ClosedPeriod: Select a time period from the list.

  • All
  • Current
  • Previous
  • Current Versus Previous
  • Current Versus Previous %
  • Previous Year
  • Current Versus Previous Year
  • Current Versus Previous Year %

ClosedTime series settings: Click the gear icon to the right of the Date Range to access additional time series options.

ClosedThresholds/Colors/Images: Click Add a Threshold to specify threshold settings, including a threshold value, and depending on the indicator type, threshold range color or image, and if available, time range and period.

TIP: You can set the Threshold to be a summary column, constant value, or macro that resolves to a numeric value.

Edit indicator portlet dialog box, showing the location of the thresholds box and the add a threshold option.

For more information, see About Indicator Thresholds.

Click the gear icon to right of the Time Range to access the ClosedAdvanced time series option.

Reverse colors (so lower is better) Select if you are measuring data whose goal is to be less than the threshold value. For example, if default threshold colors are used, values that are lower than the threshold are green, and values that are higher than the threshold are red.


The following sections describe the specific options for each indicator type.


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