What is a Gadget?


Gadgets are the small components in a dashboard that display the data. They fetch the data from the source as defined in the chosen datasource (see ), and turn it into useful information. The information is rendered in a variety of forms like plain text, different graphs, tables, images and so on.

Metrics and KPIs

Gadgets track your metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs); selecting the right gadget is the first step to create useful dashboards that meet your goals.
Dashboard Hub provides a growing catalog of ready to go gadgets with the main metrics and KPIs (See ).

It is important to choose the right visualisation metaphor to represent your data in the most meaningful way and communicate the intended information to your audience.

To choose the appropriate gadget, you need to:

  • Identify your metrics, KPIs or problem to solve.

  • Identify your audience.

  • Select the relevant gadget to display in your dashboard.

See also

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