The Basic Value Widget makes it incredibly easy to show numbers or short phrases on your dashboards. The size of your content automatically resizes to fit inside of the box.
Getting Data into Dash
There are two different ways to get data for Basic Value widgets into Dash. The easiest way is for us to fetch it from a URL that you specify. Right now we grab new data for basic value widgets every 30 seconds, but we may decide to change this later.
If you have a Pro or Business account, you also have the option of pushing your data to us. This requires a little more work to set up, but it also means your updates will show up instantly.
The data you provide needs to be in plain text format (details below).
The format for the widget's source data is incredibly simple. It's just the content that you want displayed.
So, if you want to show the number 8 inside of your basic value widget, just open your favorite text editor, type the number 8, and save the file as plain text.
The next step is to get this text file into Dash. We recommend that beginners fetch data from a URL, but pushing your data to us works great too.
Maximum Data Size
We cap the size of the text being displayed at 25 characters.
If you have any suggestions about how we can make the Basic Value widget better, be sure to let us know!