Managing Widgets

Once a widget is created within a dashboard, there are several actions you can perform with it.

Click the three-dot menu icon on the upper right corner of each widget to access a series of functionalities:

  • Edit in search view — takes you to Editing Widget mode in the Search tab, where you can edit the query for your widget. The query will use the live setting of the dashboard, and the values set in parameters in the query are also carried over into the search view.

  • Styling — opens the Styling panel, where you can modify the properties for a different look&feel of the widget. For details on each widget's specific properties, see Widgets.

  • Interactions — opens the Interactions panel for that widget. See Managing Dashboard Interactions for details.

  • Duplicate — creates an identical widget that will be saved in the dashboard as #2.

  • Remove — deletes the widget from the dashboard.

Edit Widgets

Figure 101. Edit Widgets

Click Styling or Interactions to access the menu on the right-hand side of the selected widget:

  • Widget to change name and description.

  • Time to change the default time settings.

  • Styling to change the properties.

  • Interactions to configure Managing Dashboard Interactions.

Widget Menu

Figure 102. Widget Menu

Widgets with Live join() Functions

There is a known limitation about join() functions that are not supported when running in live queries — the details are explained at Limitations of Live Joins.

This limitation causes these queries not truly running live in your widget, but running repeatedly instead, to show results that are as recent as possible.

When you create a widget with such a query, an indicator in the User Interface notifies you on how old the query is — that is, when it was the last time it has been executed (e.g., Just now, 1 minute ago):

Repeated Query Indicator

Figure 103. Repeated Query Indicator