Create a Matrix Widget

Use the Matrix Widget Properties window (accessed from within the Widget Manager) to create a Matrix Widget.

To create a Matrix Widget:

  1. Create a Widget.
  2. In the Type drop-down list, select Matrix.
  3. Define general properties:
    1. Default title:

      Provide the title to display above the widget. The font, style, and color is inherited from the dashboard on which this widget resides.

      You can change this title (Controls text box) when you put the Widget on a Dashboard; however, the title is not dynamic so changes are not pushed back to this field. Likewise, if you later change this title in Widget Properties, the changes are NOT pushed out to all the places it resides on Dashboards. For more formatting flexibility, use a "floating" Text Widget to display a label or title for a Widget.

    2. Default Business Object:

      Select the Business Object whose data you want to include on the Widget (example: Incident).

      Only one type of Business Object can be selected. The drop-down list displays only Major Business Objects. To display all Business Objects, select the Show All check box.
    3. Refresh Every:

      Select this check box to refresh the content according to a defined time period, and then provide the refresh timeframe (every x hours or minutes).

    4. Allow Drill Down:

      Select this check box to allow users to double-click the widget and be taken to data represented by that widget.

      Only certain cells in a Matrix support drill-down.
    5. Exclude From filters:

      Select this check box to exclude the Widget from being filtered by any filter (Filter Widget) being used on a Dashboard. (Dashboard filters limit multiple Widgets/data series at once). Typically, this is selected if the Widget has its own Date/Time filter.

  4. Define the following properties:
    • Rows: Rows for the Matrix Widget.
    • Columns: Columns for the Matrix Widget.
    • Appearance: How the Matrix looks (colors, fonts, etc.).
  5. Select Save.