The metric custom attributes can be added in Placker to create a table with planned and actual values on a monthly or yearly basis in the card overview screen. You can then type values in the cards and the indicators can be displayed in dashboards.

For example, if you are managing a board and want to add multiple cost values to a card, you can create a metric attribute.

How to metric custom attributes

Like every custom attribute, click the title of the board in the Board or Gantt view, select the “Attributes” tab, and “Edit/Add Attribute” button.

Next, add the title and select “Metric” as the format of the custom attribute. It is possible to create single or date range values.

To set the attribute to be always visible or delete the attribute, find the custom attributes you created in the lower part of this page (scrolling down).

How to edit and view text values

Custom attributes are applied to each card, so click the card or row in the Gantt chart to open its panel. 

By default, it is necessary to also click “Show empty attributes” in the right column to be able to edit, unless you select “Show when empty” in the available custom attributes tab.

Click Add new item to enter values. Hover the mouse over the item to see the delete icon.

For date range, you can add multiple dates for each item.

Metric custom attributes in a dashboard

You can make metric custom attributes be displayed in a Tracker widget. To learn more about custom dashboards, visit the Track section of the help center.

This is how the card list widget looks:

In the example above, you can see the widget title ("Cost"), which can be customized, periods and total row.

Notice that the values are in 2020, this is because it is not a date range metric attribute and the due date of the card is in 2020.

In the edit widget area, there are some settings that can be used to shape your widget:

  • Widget title: it is possible to change the title to something that better describes the information shown in the widget.
  • Reporting period: columns by year or month.
  • Number of years to report: select how many to display. Keep in mind that more years will require a larger area for the widget.
  • Width of the item columns: determines how wide is the first column.
  • Right-hand side column data: total (sum) or average.
  • Show period/total/combined row: show or hide these cells.

Other options will be described in the next subsections.

Showing values by category instead of items

It is also possible to add the category of each item between parentheses and retrieve them in the widget by selecting the respective option.

Attribute:

Widget option:

Widget after saving changes:

Showing values as a graph instead of a table

Widget option:

Widget after saving changes:

Troubleshooting

Q: My graph isn't showing any value, even though I have values added in the cards
A: Make sure the cards in which the values are assigned have due dates. 

Q: My graph isn't showing any value, even though I have values added in the cards
A: Make sure the graph is showing more than one year/month and that you have values set for each of these periods. 

Q: Where do I add values?
A: Double-click a card. If you still don't see the metric table, click “Show empty attributes” in the right column to be able to edit or select “Show when empty” in the available custom attributes tab.

Q: How do I add a widget?
A: To learn how to add a new widget, access: https://help.placker.com/en/articles/3078854-how-to-manage-dashboard-widgets

Q: I have other questions, comments or suggestions about Metric attributes and widgets.
A: Let us know clicking the chat button and we will be glad to assist you with this.

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