Creating New Image Charts in Podio with GlobiFlow

Posted: 2014-06-11

If you are like me then you like having a homepage dashboard for a quick glace at what is happening for the day. Podio has given us users the option to make custom report widgets and now with GlobiFlow we can create visual charts for this data. A great example would be the dashboard in the GlobiFlow for Podio Users workspace.

GlobiFlow Dashboard with Charts

Solution Explained

First, make sure the data you wish to be on the graph is a Podio Report widget within the App. I chose to create a custom report which calculates the amount outstanding only for selected status fields.

This will return the following report widget in your Podio App.

Next, an image tile must be added to the page you wish to have the graph.

Once it is placed, repeat the process to create an image tile in the Workspace Homepage - the dashboard.

Open GlobiFlow and Refresh to update the changes. Select the App and create a New Chart:

For multiple fields of data - choose any of the following:

  1. Line
  2. Area
  3. Vertical Bar
  4. Horizontal Bar
  5. Pie
  6. Gauge (on Total)

Once you have chosen the chart and configured the colors, labels and values, you can choose the destination. This is the Image Tile you created at the beginning. If the image tile is not in the list to select, check the Podio dashboard and make sure you refresh your setting in GlobiFlow.

Have a report with only ONE number or use the Total of a report? Set the gauge

Advanced Stuff

If you have very long labels, you can set a label function (options). For example:
will result in only the first 10 characters of the label.

For gauge charts, you can set the zone colors in the format:
For example, if you have a gauge from 0 to 100, and want 0-60 to be green, 60-80 to be yellow, and 80-100 to be red, use:

Andreasby Andreas Huttenrauch
Owner of Globi Web Solutions, and Podio Fanatic.