In the overview screen of the widgets menu, you are able to access and share existing widgets or create new ones. With widgets, you define how your data (from a dataset or script) is displayed. The widgets are then used on a dashboard to view the results. To see on which dashboards a widget is used, click on the
on the right side of the overview screen and then on show details.
Overview of the Widget Editor
Select the type of widget you want to create. In "General" you can find text, table, and image widgets and in "Charts" you can find the classics such as line, bar, scatter, and other charts.
Create a copy of your widget.
Reset your widget.
If you change something the save button will be enabled (green) and will save the current settings of your dataset.
Define the name of your widget and describe it in detail. The name and description will be shown in the overview screen for the widgets. The description will also be shown in the widget description on a dashboard.
Linked Dashboards & External Links, details on this area in the section below.
Building a Widget
In the following, we will walk through the steps necessary to create a simple line chart. The basic steps are the same for almost all widget types. For more details on a specific widget please go to the respective page.
In the following, you see how a line chart is created which displays the data from a script.
1. Select the widget type
2. Give the widget a name.
3. Write a header for the widget.
4. Go to the "Chart" tab and select "Script" as the data source type.
5. Select the desired script (in our example "Example Script") as input.
6. Select the x-axis values ("timestamp") and then the y-axis data for each series. In the example below, we are creating 2 series using the data of the script output variables "speed1" and "speed2".
7. Save the widget.
Linked Dashboards & External Links
After selecting the widget type you can define a link to a dashboard and/or an external link to a website to the regarding menu points.
Create a link to a external webpage on your widget.
The resulting widget could look like this,
is the external link and
the dashboard link.
The dashboard link will link to the same dashboard no matter where you use your widget. Note that you can also define a dashboard link for your widget in the dashboard edit mode. This link will then be used only on this dashboard.