Can I add a text widget to a static layout dashboard?

Sam shared this idea 38 days ago
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I'm trying to add a text widget to a static layout dashboard. There are a couple of places on the YF wiki that say this should be possible, but when I click "Widgets" I just get this:

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Is there a way I can add a text widget in this case?

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Hi Sam,


Text Widgets are for use on canvasses, that is Dashboard canvasses and Report canvasses. A way you could get around this is by creating a Report canvas with a Text Widget and then adding that to a Dashboard layout. Would you mind linking where you saw this information in the wiki, and I can look at having it updated to make it clearer!


Kind regards,

Simon

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Ah I see, thanks - that solution worked for me just as you described. Here's what I had seen on the wiki that made me think text widgets could be used on static layout dashboards:

https://wiki.yellowfinbi.com/display/yfcurrent/Dashboard+Creation#DashboardCreation-dashtemplates "Objects such as reports, filters and text widgets can be added to these [dashboard static] layouts."

On this page it says Text can be added to Canvas & Layouts: https://wiki.yellowfinbi.com/display/yfcurrent/Dashboard+Objects

And then here "Text widgets" does not have the asterisk denoting it can be used only on a Canvas layout: https://wiki.yellowfinbi.com/display/yfcurrent/Understanding+the+Dashboard+Builder

Feature request: It would be great if text widgets could be added to static dashboard layouts. I decided it's not worth redoing my dashboard as a canvas just to get this footnote in here, I'll skip it in this case and now I know for building my next one.

Thanks,

Sam

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Hi Sam,


I've gone ahead and alerted our writing team to have those pages updated, and I've changed this into an Idea post for you.


Before becoming a request, ideas will be reviewed by our Product Team and chosen for Enhancements based on feasibility, level of positive impact to the user experience, and votes from the community.


This post will be updated with any future information relevant to this process.


Kind regards,

Simon