You can use the Text Display widget configuration options to customize each instance of the widget that you add to the dashboards.

If you configure the widget to use Text View mode, you can specify the path to the directory that contains the files to read or you can provide a URL. The content in the URL will be shown as text.

You can also use command line interface (CLI) commands to add file content to the Text Display widget.

To view a list of parameters, run the file -h|import|export|delete|list txtwidget command.

To import text or HTML content, run the import txtwidget input-file [--title title] [--force] command.

To export the content to the file, run the export txtwidget all|title[{,title}] [output-dir] command.

To delete imported content, run the delete txtwidget all|title[{,title}] command.

To view the titles of the content, run the list txtwidget command.

To customize the data that appears in the dashboard widget, click Content in the left pane, and click Dashboards. On the Dashboards toolbar, click the plus sign to add a dashboard or the pencil to edit the selected dashboard. In the Dashboard workspace, on the left, click Widget List, and drag a widget to the right pane of the dashboard. On the title bar of the selected widget, click the pencil to access the configuration options.

Text Display Widget Configuration Options




Enter a custom title that identifies this widget from other instances that are based on the same widget template.

Refresh Content

Enable or disable the automatic refreshing of the data in this widget.

If not enabled, the widget is updated only when the dashboard is opened or when you click the Refresh button on the widget in the dashboard.

Refresh Interval

If you enable the Refresh Content option, specify how often to refresh the data in this widget .

View mode

Display text in text or HTML format.


Enter the URL.


Navigate to the file that contains the source text file by clicking the Browse button.

To add, edit, and remove source text files, go to the TxtWidgetContent node in the Manage Metric Config page. Navigate to Content > Manage Metric Config from the vRealize Operations Manager user interface.


Validates the correctness of the text file or URL that you enter.