Using Quick Functions

The Widget Designer provides several predefined quick functions that you can easily apply when you select fields for your widgets.
Quick functions instantly add a time dimension to any existing value and formula. These functions include calculations for past values, change over time, contribution, and running totals.
To use quick functions:
  1. Click Dashboards tab, the Dashboards tab, and select a dashboard from the list.
  2. Create or edit a widget in the Widget Designer.
    For more information, see Creating Widgets or Editing Widgets.
  3. In the data panel on the left, click Options button, the Options button, next to a numeric field.
  4. Select Quick Functions and the function that you want to apply.

For example, you can use a quick function if you are reviewing the total number of printed sheets per month but also want to see the accumulated annual value. You can simply use a quick function to calculate the year-to-date total for printed sheets.Quick Functions

You can also apply quick functions to a saved formula. For example, to compare the year-to-date number of printed sheets to the same period from the previous year, you can first apply the year-to-date function to the total number of printed sheets and save the formula. Then, you can add the saved year-to-date formula and apply another quick function for past values to perform the same calculation on data from the previous year.