Basic Value Widget


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.

Source Data

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.

Sharing Your Data with Dash

Now you need to get your text file to the internet so that Dash can see it. If you've got a web server, by all means, use that! For most people, though, Dropbox is a great solution. Just move your file to your dropbox folder, right click, and select "Share Dropbox Link".

That copies a link to the file that Dash can see, so then you just have to paste that link into the widget's Data URL box.

Maximum Data Size

We cap the size of the text being displayed at 25 characters.

Update Frequency

We grab new data from your URL every 30 seconds. (We may decide to change this later.)


If you have any suggestions about how we can make the Basic Value widget better, be sure to let us know!

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