New Tile / Tile Properties window

This window allows you to specify properties for a new or existing Counters widget tile. It contains the following fields and controls:

NOTE: If you (or other Settings App users) previously saved a tile style as default, the new tile's properties are populated with default values.

Name - the tile name, which identifies it in the Counters Widget Properties window.

Align - the tile position within a row: Left, Right, or Entire Row.

NOTE: When you want to display two tiles within a row, the first tile must be aligned left, and the second right.

Spacing - the vertical spacing in pixels, which effectively determines the tile height.

Color - the background color for the tile.

Data tab - specifies the content for the tile's Label, Metric, and Trend. It contains the following fields and controls:

Text - specifies a static text that will be displayed in the tile. Most likely, you want to use this mode for Label.

SQL Script - specifies a custom SQL script. Most likely, you want to use this mode for Metric and Trend. In these cases, a SQL script must return a number, for example:

SELECT COUNT(*) FROM Computers

NOTE: You can use the <Current User> and <Current Organization> placeholders in the SQL script.

Display Properties tab - specifies the tile layout and contains the following controls:

Layout - the order in which a label, metric, and trend are displayed within the tile.

Trend Calculation - a format for calculating Trend:

Previous Metric - displays Trend as is, i.e. as specified in the Data tab.

% of Previous Metric - displays the ratio between Metric and Trend. Formula: (Metric/Trend)*100 (%).

Increase - displays the increase of Trend relative to Metric.

% Increase - displays the percentage change between Metric and Trend. Formula: (Metric/Trend - 1)*100 (%).

Trend Symbol - specifies signs for displaying Trend direction.

Symbol Position - a position of a Trend Symbol: left or right to the number.

Decimal Digits(for Metric and Trend) - the number of decimal digits for displaying numeric values.

Font - the font for Label/Metric/Trend. The Set Font button opens a dialog box where you can specify the font.

Align - the alignment for Label/Metric/Trend within the tile: Left, Right, or Center.

Save Style as Default - saves the current tile properties as default values for new tiles.

NOTE: The default style is saved globally for all users of the Settings App.

Refresh Preview button - refreshes data in the Preview section, where you can see how the tile will look according to the specified settings and the data it is built on.