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Managing widgets

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Sep 12, 2016

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You can manage your dashboard widgets using the Widget Manager located in the Ops Center. Widget Manager includes Widget Builder, providing the tools you need to create new master widgets you can copy to your dashboard. To access Widget Manager, click the Ops Center view and then click Widget Manager.

Using Widget Manager, you can:

  • Create, edit, and delete master widgets
  • Add or delete widgets from the dashboard

Create a new master widget

Widget Manager includes Widget Builder, which helps you define the visual and data configurations of your new master widget. After you create a widget, you can save a copy to the Ops Center dashboard.

  1. Open the Ops Center view.
  2. Click Widget Manager in the Ops Center toolbar.
  3. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/090/0R0/Button-Plus_13x12.png in the Categories toolbar to open Widget Builder.
  4. Complete the Widget Builder fields and selections.
  5. (Optional) Select the Save to Dashboard check box to save a copy to the Ops Center dashboard.
  6. Click Save.

    The new widget displays in the Widgets pane and is stored in the Categories pane under your selected filter category.

    If you selected the Save to Dashboard check box, the widget also appears in the Ops Center dashboard.

Edit a master widget

Use the Widget Manager to edit any master widget associated with a filter. Edit a widget when you need to change the name, behavior, or appearance of a widget, or you need to create a new dashboard widget based on the master widget configuration. When you save the widget, the widget displays in the Widget Manager and the Widgets pane in the Monitor view.

Because all dashboard widgets operate independently of the master widget, editing a master widget will not impact the corresponding dashboard widget. As a result, you can use a master widget as a template for creating variations of the same widget for the dashboard.

  1. Open the Ops Center view.
  2. Click Widget Manager.
  3. Select a filter in the Categories pane.

    The associated widgets display in the Widgets pane.

  4. Drag the scroll bar to locate your targeted widget.
  5. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/090/0R0/Button-Gear-No-Dropdown_16x16.png in the Categories toolbar.
  6. Edit the widget configuration in Widget Builder as required.
  7. (Optional) Select the Save to Dashboard check box to save a copy to the Ops Center dashboard.
  8. Click Save.

    The new widget configuration appears in the Widgets pane.

    If you selected the Save to Dashboard check box, the widget also appears in the Ops Center dashboard.

Delete a master widget

Use Widget Builder to delete a master widget from the Ops Center. This process will not delete any corresponding dashboard widgets.

  1. Open the Ops Center view.
  2. Click Widget Manager.
  3. Select a filter in the Categories pane that contains the widget you want to delete.
  4. Scroll and select the widget in the Widgets pane.
  5. Click Delete Widget in the Ops Center toolbar.
  6. When prompted, click Yes to confirm.

    The widget is deleted from the Ops Center.

Add a master widget to the dashboard

You can add a copy of a master widget to the dashboard from the Widgets pane or Widget Builder. After you copy the widget to the dashboard, you can edit the widget as required. The original widget remains with its filter in the Categories pane.

  1. Open the Ops Center view.
  2. Click Widget Manager in the Ops Center toolbar.
  3. Select a filter in the Categories pane.
  4. Scroll and select the widget in the Widgets pane.
  5. Click Add to Dashboard in the Ops Center toolbar or drag the widget to the dashboard.

    The widget is saved to the Ops Center dashboard.

Edit a dashboard widget

You can edit a dashboard widget without affecting the corresponding master widget. During the edit, the Save to Dashboard option is disabled.

  1. Locate a widget in the Ops Center dashboard.
  2. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/090/0R0/Button-Edit-Widget_27x12.png on the widget toolbar.

  3. Edit the widget in Widget Builder as required.
  4. Click Save.

    The widget is updated based on your new settings.

Delete a dashboard widget

Widgets can only be deleted from the Ops Center. You can delete dashboard widgets directly from the dashboard.

  1. Open the Ops Center view.
  2. In the dashboard, locate the widget you want to delete.
  3. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/090/0R0/Icon-WidgetClose.png on the widget toolbar.
  4. When prompted, click Yes.

    The widget is deleted from the dashboard.

    You can recreate the dashboard widget from the master widget.

 

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