Seeing and immediately understanding data is critical to an application's success. With Ubidots device agnostic cloud platform, sensor data becomes real-life insight into an environment and its controls. 

In this tutorial, we will illustrate how to customize a widgets' settings to display custom text or an individual update. 

  • For the purpose of this tutorial we will be applying a "last reading date and time stamp" to know when the data last responded. 

Step 1: Select the Widget's Settings

Step 2: Assign your requested fields or create your own with 

  • Assign any drop down input or input your own custom Text to Identify the widget more clearly. 
  • Or assign your own with content using the double brackets (Moustache) syntax from within the application's backend:

Assign: Text + ...
{{result_data}} –> The last value of the Variable
{{timestamp}} –> The timestamp of the last value received
{{context}} –> The context of the last value received
{{item_shared}} –> The name of the Device of the Variable
{{timeframe}} –> What's the timeframe configured for this widget (e.g. Hour, Day, etc)
{{operation}} –> What's the operation configured for this widget
{{unit}} –> Unit of the variable - see here to assign a unit of measure.

Step 3: Visualize your custom widget identifiers. 

  • return to your dashboard and refresh the browser to visualize any updates

Before: 

After:


Now you can design and visualize the sensor data in the format and units that best fit the end-viewer's needs. For more in how to assign a custom unit to a Variable or sensor's data, have a look at the Add Units of Measure article in Ubidots' Help Center.

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