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Dashboard: Static Dashboards

Static dashboards let you visualize your data in an orderly way by having widgets whose data always come from predetermined devices.

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Written by Sergio M
Updated over a week ago

As the hub of your IoT operation, the dashboard is the place from which you keep track of your monitoring target. Depending on your needs, you can create either dynamic or static dashboards. The latter is an ideal option to visualize the data of a few devices in an orderly and consistent way.

Contrary to what happens in their dynamic counterparts, the widgets in a static dashboard are always linked to predetermined variables of a device. This means that static dashboards display the same device and variable data at all times.

In this article we’ll go through the characteristics of static dashboards and how to create one.

Requirements

1. Characteristics of static dashboards

The main difference between static and dynamic dashboards is that, on static dashboards, you can only create static widgets. Since those widgets are linked to predetermined variables of a device, they will always display the data of those variables. The only way to change the data they display is by going into their settings and changing the variables the widget is linked to.

That first characteristic results in static dashboards having one less button on the dashboard’s navbar compared to their dynamic counterparts.

2. Creating a static dashboard

For a more detailed guide on how to create a dashboard and configure both its settings as well as its appearance, head to this guide.

  • While on the dashboard-creation modal, select the option “Static” in the Dynamic Dashboard dropdown.

  • Tags: use them as custom identifiers to organize your dashboards or to determine if your end users get to see or interact with a specific dashboard in your app by creating tag matches between them.

3. Difference between static and dynamic widgets

To better understand the difference between static and dynamic widgets, here’s a table explaining their behavior:

Static widget

Dynamic widget

Dynamic dashboard

  • The widget has predetermined variables.

  • Choosing a different device in the dashboard's navbar has no effect on it.

  • The widget has predetermined variable labels.

  • Choosing a different device in the dashboard's navbar will make the widget change.

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