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HCA Use Case - HCA News Widget

The HCA News Widget will display recently captured articles that have been tagged as pertaining to HCA. In order to accomplish this, I will use an Entity News Widget set to HCA.

Begin by clicking on +Add a new widget to open up the Widget Editor. Similar to the Channel Widget, the Entity News Widget has several options to allow you to manage how it looks and works.

For the HCA Dashboard, I have checked the following options:

  • enableFilters

    This will give me the ability to filter the HCA News (click for live HCA directly from the Widget using the Filter Bar

  • enableControls

    This gives me the ability to manage the news feed using the news feed menu

  • enableClusters

    This gives me the ability to view the full Story Cluster associated with the Articles displayed

Continuing down the list of options, I am leaving the newArticlesIndicator unselected because I want any new Articles to automatically be added to the display rather than showing a New Article Indicator Box at the top of the widget.

The next option for the widget is display. This is a dropdown where you can select how the Articles will be displayed. The available options are Grid and List. For the purposes of the dashboard, I prefer the list view as you can see more articles, but still have access to the tags by clicking on the Drop Down Icon () to the left of the article. Selecting List from the display menu dropdown gives me the list view for this widget.

The next option for the Entity News Widget is searcher. This option, when checked, gives you the ability to add other Entities dynamically from the widget. It adds a +ADD option to the widget header which you can click on to add a new Entity. In this case, I do not need that functionality so I will leave the option unchecked.

I am leaving the skipUpdates checkbox unchecked because I want the HCA Channel Widget to update with new articles automatically.

The next option is sort. Similar to the display option, you are given choices for relevance or time. Since this is a relatively low frequency update channel, I want to see the most recent articles first so I selected time as my initial sort. Because I checked the enableControls option, I can still switch it to relevance if that is more useful at that moment.

Next is channelid which can be used to filter the News Feed for the Entity. In this case, I will leave it blank since I am interested in news about HCA and not looking to filter the news using a channel.

The next two options, symbols and ids, both fulfill the same function. They are for listing the Entities you would like to see. Since HCA is a Public Company, I will use their Ticker Symbol (.md) and enter it in the symbols field, leaving the ids field blank.

HCA News Widget Setup

When finished, click on SAVE to continue.

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Last update: March 3, 2022
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