Creating a Dashboard

As a user, you can create a dashboard, though your permissions to access the repository may limit the content you can add and the location where you can save the dashboard.

Dashboard Overview
Creating a Simple Dashboard
Adding Controls to a Dashboard
Localizing Controls
Adding a Custom URL to a Dashboard
Refining a Dashboard’s Layout
About Screen Sizes

Dashboard Overview

A dashboard can include the following content:

Reports in the repository.
Special content:
     Custom URL. Any URL-addressable web content. The dashboard can point to web content and include it in a frame in a web page. For example, you might include a frame that points to the logo on your corporate website; when that logo changes, the dashboard automatically updates to reflect the branding change. A complex example is described in Adding a Custom URL to a Dashboard.
     Free Text. A free-form text entry field. Resizing this type of item changes the size of the font in the label. Use free text items to add titles and instructional text to the dashboard.
     Single Controls and Multiple Controls. If a report you include on the dashboard is designed to use input controls or filters, you can add that capability to the dashboard. The server maps input controls to one or more frames. For example, if multiple reports include the same parameter, the server automatically maps the corresponding control to each of those reports when you add the input control to the dashboard. Controls can also be manually mapped to custom URL frames.

Multiple controls are those used by more than one report. Single controls are those used by a single report.

     Dashboard Controls:
Submit. Applies the values in the dashboard input controls to the reports that refer to each input control. The server refreshes these reports to display the new set of data. If the dashboard doesn’t include a Submit button, changes to input control values are reflected immediately.
Reset. Resets the values of the input controls to the last value selected when the dashboard was saved.
Print View. Displays the dashboard without buttons or the server’s header and footer, and (depending on the browser) opens the browser’s Print window.
Text Label. Identifies an input control. When you add an input control to the dashboard, the server automatically adds a text label for it. Resizing this type of item only changes the size of the label itself; the font size in the label is fixed.