The Widget Designer lets you fine-tune a widget’s appearance and behavior.

Opening the Widget Designer

To display the Widget Designer:

  • On the Dashboard, click the Pencil (Edit) button pencil that appears in the top-right corner of a Widget.

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  • Alternatively, while creating a new widget, in the Widget Wizard, click the Advanced Configuration option that appears at the bottom-left of each window. The Widget Designer is then displayed showing the widget in the same state as in the Widget Wizard preview.

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The Widget Designer – A Quick Tour

The Widget Designer enables you to select the data to be included in a widget in addition to providing a variety of options for customizing the visualization used to show the data.

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  1. Adding Data to the Widget (Data Panel): Used for selecting the values that you want to appear in the widget and those needed for grouping the data. The options differ depending on the visualization (chart type).
  2. Adding a title to the dashboard: Click Set a Title and type in a new title for the widget.
    You can also add a widget title directly from the dashboard without entering the widget designer. Click here to learn more.
  3. Previewing the Widget: The center of the window displays the current design and content of the widget, which automatically changes each time you select a different option in this window.
  4. Selecting the Widget Visualization: Enables you to change the visualization of the widget.
  5. Accessing More Options: Displays a menu  of additional options for the widget.
  6. Filtering the Widget (Filter Panel): Lets you manage the filters that affect this widget. Learn more in the filtering page.
  7. Designing the Widget (Design Panel): Provides a variety of options for fine-tuning the appearance of the Widget, including labels, legends, line types and more. Some of these options need to be turned on (ON on ) for you to configure them. The options differ depending on the visualization (chart type).
  8. Update on every change: Selected – Data changes are automatically and dynamically updated in the display. Not selected –  you have to click UPDATE to display your latest changes in the widget. Clearing this checkbox may be useful when you are working with very large datasets where query times might be slower.

Fine-tuning a Widget

See also Additional Widget Design Options and Extending Dashboard Functionality with JavaScript.

Chart Widgets Video Tutorial