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.
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.
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.
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.