Text Widgets are used to display single values. You can display multiple single values (entries) from different sources, but the entry will only display the first value of the selected column. So make sure your data source is ordered in the way you want it to be.

Selecting a data source

As mentioned above, for every entry in your text widget, you can define a separate data source.

The following data source types are available:

  • Dataset: When you want to display a value from one of your datasets

  • Script: When you want to display a value from one of your scripts

  • Fixed: When you want your element to display a static text instead of a dynamic value from a dataset or script.

Depending on the data source type you choose, different settings will be displayed. If you select dataset or script, for example, you will get the option to choose which dataset/script you want to use and what column/result you want to display. When selecting fixed, on the other hand, you will see an input field where you can define what static text you want to display.


  • Show Unit, shows/hides the unit associated with the selected column.

  • Use fixed width, with "fixed width" disabled, the values will be evenly spread over the width of the widget. If it is enabled, the values will be as close together as possible (left-aligned). Unless you specify a width (in pixel) in the text box below, then this width is used. Turning it on for one entry activates this for all values.

  • Wrap text, if the entry exceeds the widget, this will try to force a line break instead of ending the entry with "...".

You can change the order of the entries by dragging the entries in the desired order.

Find out how to use emojis in a single text widget here.

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