In this article you will learn about the functionality of the Widgets and about the different types available in the New Dashboards
What is a widget?
Widgets allow you to control data and interact with it based on all the information available on the platform. The set of widgets, distributed as appropriate, is what makes up a Dashboard and allows the main indicators of interest to be obtained at a general glance.
Insert a new widget
To insert a new widget, you only need to click on +Add first widget when creating a Dashboard from scratch. Once you want to add more widgets, you just need to click on Add widget in the edit menu on the top right.
A right menu will appear, providing a few options to select as source of data. Here, you should select the data that you would like to show.
By selecting each option, a set of widgets will appear as available to be chosen:
Types of Widgets available
The available widgets are distinguished according to their typology in indicator, chart and other widgets.
From indicators widget there are 2 options available:
From graph widgets, there are 5 options available:
From other widgets, there are 2 options:
Each of them will be appropriate according to the situation and the data to be shown.
Edit a widget
There are three options to edit a widget:
This option allows you to edit everything related with the data behind the widget, as for example the data source, the chosen device, the parameter, the period...
This option allows you to edit the visual part of the widget, as for example the title, the ranges, the colours...
If you decide to change the type of a widget for which you have already defined options, in case the new widget type has the same options as the previous widget type, these defined options will be maintained.
This option allows you to delete a widget once it has been created. Once you delete a widget, you won't be allowed to retrieve it, and you will need to create it again.