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Adding and Configuring Widgets

Information about your tasks and documents is displayed on the dashboard through the use of widgets. You can add a widget to the dashboard and configure it to display the details you need. A widget can be added to the dashboard as many times as you need.

Each widget is tied to the selected list. All widgets have a number of display options such as data grouping, filtering and data presentation.

Available widgets

The following widget types can be added to a dashboard:

Widget name Description
Pie Chart A pie chart displays value data as a percentage of a total. Consider using a pie chart after the data has been aggregated to seven data points or less (See also: Pie Chart).
Column Chart A column chart displays a series as a set of vertical bars grouped by category. Column charts are useful for illustrating comparisons between items (See also: Column Chart).
Created vs. Closed A chart showing the tasks or items created vs. closed over a given period of time (See also: Created vs. Closed Chart).
Bar Chart A bar chart displays data horizontally. It is popular for categorical information, because the categories can be displayed horizontally (See also: Bar Chart).
History Events Chart Shows the different types of history events in the form of a Column chart (See also: History Events Chart).

Adding a widget in a dashboard

You can add any type of a widget in the dashboard.

To add a widget:

1. In the Navigation pane of the «My Desktop» area, select a dashboard where you want to add a widget.

2. Click the «Add Widget» button in the Ribbon.

3. Select the widget type.

4. Select the list which will be used as a source for widget data.

5. Configure other widget settings.

6. Click «Finish». Your widget will be added to the dashboard.

Configuring a widget