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Report Widget
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Written by Ryley White
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A Report widget displays data from all of your events or up to two individual reports.

An example of a Report widget with transaction count data is displayed in the following image:


To create a Report widget, follow these steps:

Step 1: Select Data Set

Select either:

  • All Events to pull data from all of your events;

  • A specific report to pull from and display the report data in the widget.

Step 2: Choose Data to Display

Choose the data to display in the widget:

  1. Select a category to filter the options you have in the Data Type field directly below the Category field. For example, select the Analytic category to choose from Change Due, Refunds Amount, or Total Void Amount data types.

  2. Select a data type in the Data Type field.

  3. Select the type of calculation to be displayed in the widget via the Statistic field. Possible statistic calculations include:

    • Average: Displays the average of the selected data type.

    • Count: Displays the total count of the selected data type (for example "Transactions (Count)" or "Bookmarks (Count)" default to the Count statistic).

    • Percentage: Displays a percentage value of the selected data type. A preview displays of how the percentage is calculated (for example, if you select Refunds Amount, the widget displays Refunds Amount as a percentage of total Gross Revenue).

    • Sum: Displays the sum of the selected data type.

    • Ratio: Displays a ratio of the selected data type. You can select what to ratio with (for example, you could ratio Refunds Amount with Gross Revenue, or ratio Total Number of Refunded Items with Total Number of Items).

Step 3: Configure Location(s) and Time Frame

Select the following:

  1. Use the Locations field to select the location(s) you want to pull data from for the widget. You can select all locations (if you have more than one location) or select individual locations.

  2. Use the Time Frame field to select the time frame the widget pulls data from. Select the Use rolling time frame checkbox if you wish pull data from the last hour, day, week, month or year rather than a given hour, day, month or year.

Tip: To create a report widget that uses real-time data, select the Hour time frame option in this step. To enable this option, reach out to our Support team.

Note: Select Update With Selected Dashboard Filter to update the widget location(s) and/or time frame automatically whenever you select the corresponding filter from the Dashboard page. For information on widget filters, see Set Widget Filters.

Step 4: Graph Visuals and Comparison Settings

Configure the following graph visual and comparison settings:

  1. Use the Graph Type field to select the type of graph the widget displays as. Graph options include:

    • Bar graph

    • Horizontal bar graph

    • Area graph

    • Line graph

    • Stacked bar graph

    • Stacked horizontal bar graph

    • Stacked area graph

    • Number (displays a large number based on the data)

  2. Use the Height and Width fields to set the size of the widget. A 1 by 1 widget is the default and appears as a square on the Dashboard page, but you can input different values to change the size of the widget on the screen.

  3. Select the Show absolute and percentage change checkbox if you want to display this data as an overlay within the widget. Select the Use Green to indicate positive change checkbox if you want to display this data in a green color when the data trends positive:


  4. Select the Display Previous Time Frame Data checkbox to display additional data in the widget from a previous time frame of your choice, based on the time frame selected in Step 3 (Yesterday vs Same Day Last Week, etc).

  5. Select the Graph average based on all locations checkbox if you want the widget to display an average of the data from all of your locations. This checkbox can only be selected if you follow the steps listed below the checkbox:


Select the Show zero value events for drill-down checkbox if you want to display "zero value" events (such as voids, no sale, etc) when you view the drill-down for a widget. You can access a widget drill-down by selecting Summary view for a widget, then clicking on a data point within the widget:


Step 5: General Widget Settings

Fill out the following information:

  1. Type a Name for the widget. The name appears near the top of the widget.

  2. Select a Tag(s) for the widget. See Widget Tags for more information.

  3. Type a Description of the widget (optional). Description text appears near the bottom of the widget when you hover over the widget.

  4. Choose a visibility option for the widget:

    • Private: The widget is only visible on the user account that created the widget.

    • Public: The widget is visible to all Solink users within your company.

  5. Choose whether to display this widget through daily and/or weekly email digests.

Note: Daily and weekly widget digest notifications display a snapshot of widget data via email. If you wish to get a digest snapshot of widget data only when the data meets a certain value/percentage (for example, a certain revenue amount is achieved, a specific number of discounts have occurred, etc.,) See Threshold Notifications for more information.

6. Select Create Widget to create the widget. It then appears on the Dashboard page.

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