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How to add a new widget to ZENSIE dashboards

How to add a new widget to ZENSIE dashboards

Widgets are the modular building blocks of ZENSIE dashboards.


To add a new widget to your dashboard:

  • Step 1: Go to Dashboard in the main menu.
  • Step 2: Choose the dashboard you would like to add a widget to.
  • Step 3: Click on the “+ Add widget” button.
  • Step 4: Choose a widget type, scroll a bit further to find about the widget types. (In this documentation we are going for a Line chart).


You’ll see a selection of widgets to choose from: single value, line chart, bar chart, image, heatmap and gauge.

What is a single value widget?

Single value widgets show only one value from the selected sensor(s). You create a widget for a single check, or you can create a widget for multiple checks.

What is a chart widget?

Chart widgets contain graphs with multiple data points for a selected time frame. You can create a chart widget for a single check, or you can create a chart widget for multiple checks.

What is a bar chart widget?

Much like the line chart widget, the bar chart enables you to view single values, multiple sensor values, or aggregated data in a customisable bar graph.

What is an image widget?

An image widget enables you to drop sensor values onto an uploaded image: a map, photograph of your facility, chart– the choice is yours– offering a more tangible view of your sensor data.

What is a heatmap widget?

An evolution of the image widget, the heatmap widget also enables image upload, and the ability to place sensor readings on top of that image. With this widget, a heatmap of value distributions emerges, enabling you to quickly spot anomalies in heat, humidity, light intensity or any other metric.

What is a gauge widget?

Gauges are an easy way to see your metrics relative to maximums and minimums. Choose your sensor, choose your metric, select a time period and start measuring.

  • Step 5: Choose how you want to aggregate your sensors.
    Read here about single value widgets.
  • Step 6: Choose a sensor or check you want to read in the widget and click Next.
  • Step 7: Adjust all options as you please, preview your widget on the right. If you’re happy, click on “+ Create”.

Voila! Congratulations on creating your first widget.

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