Widgets are the modular building blocks of dashboards. Read below how to add new widgets to dashboard and what type of widgets we have.
How to add a new widget
To add a new widget to your dashboard:
- Go to Dashboard in the main menu.
- Choose the dashboard you would like to add a widget to.
- Click on the + Add widget button.
- Choose a widget type, scroll a bit further to find about the widget types. (In this documentation we are going for a Line chart).
You’ll see a selection of widgets to choose from: single value, line chart, bar chart, image, heatmap and gauge.
What is a single value widget?
Single value widgets show only one value from the selected sensor(s). You create a widget for a single check, or you can create a widget for multiple checks.
What is a chart widget?
Chart widgets contain graphs with multiple data points for a selected time frame. You can create a chart widget for a single check, or you can create a chart widget for multiple checks.
What is a bar chart widget?
Much like the line chart widget, the bar chart enables you to view single values, multiple sensor values, or aggregated data in a customisable bar graph.
What is an image widget?
An image widget enables you to drop sensor values onto an uploaded image: a map, photograph of your facility, chart– the choice is yours– offering a more tangible view of your sensor data.
What is a heatmap widget?
An evolution of the image widget, the heatmap widget also enables image upload, and the ability to place sensor readings on top of that image. With this widget, a heatmap of value distributions emerges, enabling you to quickly spot anomalies in heat, humidity, light intensity or any other metric.
What is a gauge widget?
Gauges are an easy way to see your metrics relative to maximums and minimums. Choose your sensor, choose your metric, select a time period and start measuring.
5. Choose how you want to aggregate your sensors.
6. Choose a sensor or check you want to read in the widget and click Next.
7. Adjust all options as you please, preview your widget on the right. If you’re happy, click on + Create.
Voila! Congratulations on creating your first widget.