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Create an Incidents Widget
Learn how to create an incidents widget in Ubidots to display your triggered events.
Camila Hernández avatar
Written by Camila Hernández
Updated over a week ago


  • An Ubidots (Industrial plan or above) active account.

Table of Contents

  1. Create an Incidents widget

  2. Incidents widget overview

1. Create an Incidents Widget

Head to the "Devices" dropdown menu in the navigation bar, then "Dashboards", and select the appropriate dashboard to be working on. Next, follow the steps below to create an Incidents widget:

Step 1: Click on the top-right “+” button in your dashboard.
Step 2: Select the Incidents widget.

In the settings tab of the widget:

Step 3: Choose the events you’d like to visualize. Here you have two options:

  • All events: Lists all of your account triggered events.

  • Set by dashboard’s device: List of the dashboard’s selected device triggered events (this option is only available in dynamic dashboards).

In the appearance tab of the widget, you can edit extra fields:

Step 4: Set all the following fields:

  • Name your Incidents widget.

  • Choose the date format.

  • If any, enter a Custom Style for your widget.

2. Incidents Widget Overview


The widget will display the following information:

Color: There are three colors that the incident event can have:

  • Red (open): The incident has been generated (an event was triggered).

  • Yellow (acknowledged): The incident has been commented on.

  • Green (resolved): The variable that triggered the event is back to a normal value.

The incidents widget has the following columns:

  • Device: Displays the device that is associated with the event.

  • Variable: Displays the variable value that triggered the event. By clicking it, you can go to the variable view.

  • Triggered: The date when the event was triggered.

  • Acknowledged: The date when the incident was commented for the first time.

  • Resolved: The date when the event went back to a normal state.

  • Message: The name assigned to the event when it was created.

  • Comments: Gives the possibility to comment the incident according to the user’s needs.

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