The information on this page will only apply to your application if your application was built to support real-time updates.
If you do not see the controls mentioned here, your application is likely not compatible with real-time updates.
ActiveUI allows you to view a paused "snap shot" of your data or use real-time updates to keep everything fresh.
Data is retrieved when the dashboard is reloaded or when a widget's fields or filters are changed. Widgets are paused by default.
Real-time updates mode
When activated, the widget subscribes to data updates from the server. As data becomes available from the server, cells will flash (if the widget is a table) and the widget will display the updated data.
Widgets can easily switch between Paused and Real-time update modes with a single click.
Activate real-time updates
First check to see if the widget is currently paused:
- Mouse over a data visualization widget to reveal a hidden menu in the top right corner of the widget.
- If you see a play button, then the widget is currently paused.
To activate real-time updates:
- Click the play button from the previous step
The toggle button's icon will change depending on whether the widget is currently paused or in real-time update mode.
Pause real-time updates
If you follow the steps in Activating real-time updates, but see a pause button instead, then the widget is currently receiving real-time updates.
Clicking the pause button will pause the widget.
Be careful when you have paused widgets and real-time update widgets on the same dashboard.
In this situation, the data in paused widgets and the data in real-time update widgets will become inconsistent as updates arrive and apply to only real-time update widgets.
To force a refresh of a widget's data:
- Right-click in the data area
- Select Refresh query.