Define Visibility for a Widget

You can display or hide a Widget by defining its visibility using the Dashboard Editor or an Expression. Widgets are displayed by default, unless defined otherwise.

Use the Dashboard Editor to define when to display or hide a Widget (Visibility). For example, display an SLA Widget on a Dashboard. When an SLA is in jeopardy of being breached, display a warning message (expression-driven visibility). By default, a Widget is always visible, unless defined to be hidden through an Expression (for more information, see Expressions).

When using an Expression to define widget visibility, if the Expression is:

  • True, the widget is displayed
  • False, the widget is not displayed

Good to know:

To define visibility for a Widget:

  1. Open a Dashboard in the Dashboard Editor
  2. Select a Widget.
  3. Select the drop-down arrow on the Visibility button Control Visibility Button, and then select one of the following options:
    • Custom Expression: Select this option to open the Custom Expression Builder, and then create a custom Expression to use only for this scenario.
    • Expression Manager: Select this option to open the Expression Manager, and then select an existing stored Expression or create a new stored Expression to use (for more information, see Create an Expression). Stored Expressions can be reused in numerous places in CSM.
    • Clear Visibility Expression: Clears any visibility Expression so that the Widget is always visible.
  4. Continue making changes, or select OK to save and close the editor.