KPI Widget

Apps - Widget - KPI icon.png This type of widget belongs to the Dashboards category in the widget library. It enables you to view performance metrics provided by 3 indicators:

  • The last value of the measure (1).
  • (optional) The up/down trend comparing the last measure value with the previous value. Icons representing the trend and the EVApps - Widget KPI - Tendance Indicator percentage change (2) will be displayed.
  • (optional) A miniature trend chart (3) for all periods EVApps - Widget KPI - Small Bar chart.png or EVApps - Widget KPI - Small Line chart.png.


   Open url.png  see General remarks on widgets

  • The data source must contain one Period column and at least one Measure: Observed value column.
  • Records from the data source must always be arranged in chronological order. The last period must always be the last record in the data source.
  • This chart can process one measure only.
    • If the data source contains several measures, you should select the one you want using the Data Transformer. If you do not do so, then the first measure will automatically be processed.
  • The trend can be displayed in a bar or line.
  • To improve widget readability:
    • Use Theme > Header/Footer to enter a legend for the indicator value (last value).
    • You can change the color of the indicator value using a quantitative scale whose thresholds are displayed in different colors, e.g. red from 0 to 10, yellow from 11 to 20, green from 21 to 30.
    • The indicator value is limited to 4 figures. For larger numbers, you should define a unit symbol to represent the KPI unit which will be inserted after the number, e.g. thousands (k), millions (m), billions (G). Numbers are rounded up or down to the nearest hundred.
               example  152200 ==> 152k
    • You can display a percentage with or without decimal places.
    • You can display or hide the trend and the miniature trend chart.

Best Practice

  • You should use the KPI widget to view the last calculated result for an indicator, its variation compared with the previous calculation and a preview of the trend. This widget is particularly suitable for an EasyVista KPI data source.
  • To compare trends over a period of time using several measures, you should use the Line Chart widget.


You want to monitor changes in the number of incidents over the past 10 weeks (measure). You want to display figures for the last week (1) (last period), the trend compared with the previous week (2) (trend) and the graphic representation over the 10 periods (3) (trend chart).

Data source Kpi widget

with a quantitative scale consisting of 4 thresholds (5 intervals)

Note: The data source contains several measures. You select the measure you want (number of incidents) using the Data Transformer.

EVApps - widget KPI - Example DataSource.png

Download Zip icon.png Download Example (CSV file)

Apps - widget Kpi - Thresholds Expand Example.png

EVApps - widget KPI - Example Chart.png

List of properties



Data Source: External data source associated with the widget. 

  • The drop-down list displays all of the data sources available in the app. 
  • To modify the data source or to view its contents, you should click Apps - Edit icon.png. The Apps - datasources Properties - Preview button.png button below the Preview property shows the number of rows (max. 15) and columns extracted.
  • To define a new data source, click Apps - Add datasource icon.png Add Data Source in the Objects pane.

Data Transformer: Used to define the structure and scope of the data source, apply statistical aggregate functions and modify the order of the measures displayed.

  • Click Setup / Preview Data below the Data Transformer property to open the dedicated window. Open url.png See the description.


Threshold Status: Used to define 1 to 4 quantitative thresholds using a scale of values (2 to 5 intervals). Each new threshold will be displayed in a different color.

Thresholds determine the display color of the indicator value.  Open url.png  See the Procedure.
Reduce display mode Expand display mode

You can define three color segments with two thresholds.

EVApps - widgets Dashboards - Thresholds Reduce.png

You can define five color segments with four thresholds.

EVApps - widgets Dashboards - Thresholds Expand.png


Show Chart: Used to indicate if the measure trend chart should be displayed (box is checked) or not (box is not checked). Note: Select the type of chart you want using the Chart Type property.

Show Delta: Used to indicate if the measure trend should be displayed (box is checked) or not (box is not checked).

Show Delta Decimals: Used to indicate if decimal places should be displayed for the trend (box is checked ==> ? 63.6%) or not (box is not checked ==> ? 63%).

Chart Type: Type of chart to be displayed. Note: You should first select the Show Chart box to display the chart.

  • Bar Chart: EVApps - Widget KPI - Small Bar chart.png
  • Line Chart: EVApps - Widget KPI - Small Line chart.png

Chart Color: Used to specify the color of the trend chart. Note: By default, the color defined in Theme > Text Color.

Unit: Symbol representing the unit of the indicator value, e.g. $ or € for amounts, located to the left or right of the figure. This is defined in the Unit Position property.

Show Decimals: Used to indicate if decimal places should be displayed for the indicator value (box is checked) or not (the box is not checked).

Unit Position (Left/Right): Used to place the specified unit symbol to the right (box is checked) or to the left (box is not checked) of the indicator value.

    example  Value = 1800; Unit = €

  • Unit Position = Left  ==>  1800 €
  • Unit Position = Right  ==>  € 1800
Property Description Representation
Element Object to format EVApps - Graphic Properties - Chart Element Kpi.png
(1) Delta: Trend icon and percentage change
(2) KPI: Value of the indicator
Graphic properties of the selected object
Font Family (Inherit) Font of the text, selected via Select Font Graphic properties - General format.png
Size Font size, selected via the slide or specified directly in the field
Alignment (Inherit) Alignment of the text (Left/Center/Right/Justified)
Style (Inherit) Font style of the text Bold/Italic/Underline)
Background Color (Inherit) Background color of the widget
Text Color (Inherit) Color of the text displayed by the widget

Note: Priority is given to the font and color defined using the text editor


   Open url.png  see Properties description

Procedure: How to define thresholds


Step 1: Specifying the number of thresholds

1. Click Apps - widgets Dashboards - Thresholds Reduce thumbnail icon.png in the Thresholds Editor Properties > Ranges domain field to switch to the Reduce mode with three thresholds.

2. Click Apps - widgets Dashboards - Thresholds Expand thumbnail icon.png to switch to the Expand mode with five thresholds.

Step 2: Specifying the threshold values

1. Enter the value for the threshold of each segment in the Status Thresholds field.
         EVApps - widgets Dashboards - Thresholds Value Select.png 

2. Select the color of each segment.

  • Move the cursor over the threshold color, click EVApps - Color Palet icon 2.png and select the color you want from the Color Picker.
             EVApps - widgets Dashboards - Thresholds Color Select - Picker.png 
  • You can also enter the hexadecimal code of the color directly in the color field.
             EVApps - widgets Dashboards - Thresholds Color Select - Code.png 

3. (optional) Click [ ON ] in Thresholds Editor Properties > Symmetric colors if you want colors to be symmetrical based on the color of the central segment.

Last modified by Unknown User on 2020/10/14 19:37
Created by Administrator XWiki on 2014/09/02 11:48


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