Miscellaneous Tips

When you create or edit a dashboard, keep these tips in mind:

Alignment of items:
     You can use the computer’s arrow keys to move selected content one grid space at a time.
     Press the Ctrl key to move the selected content a single pixel at a time.
Selection of items:
     The items on the context menu change depending on your selection. For example, the context menu might include the Delete Item or Delete Frame option, depending on whether you selected a button or a frame.
     If you select multiple items or frames, the context menu includes only options that apply to all selected items. For example, if you select a frame and a button, the context menu includes only the Delete Items option.
     When you select multiple frames, the context menu includes several options that can apply to the frames as a group, such as Hide All Scroll Bars and Delete Items.
     Select multiple frames to change their sizes all at once. When you drag the edge of one frame, the other frames resize as well.
Relocated or deleted reports in dashboards:
     When you delete a report with input controls from the dashboard, the controls are also deleted, but their labels remain. Delete labels manually.
     If a custom URL frame is mapped to a deleted input control, the server shows the default URL but does not pass the parameter.
     Keep track of reports used in dashboards to prevent inadvertent deletion. The server deletes a report from a dashboard when you delete it from the repository or move it to a new location.
Embedded dashboards:
     A dashboard can include other dashboards, unless this creates a circular dependency. Do not attempt to add a dashboard to itself.
     Multiple reports in a dashboard that refer to the same input control are controlled by that single input control. If you want users to set the input controls separately for each report, create two dashboards, both of which refer to the input control; then, create a third dashboard that includes the other two.
     Adding the same dashboard twice to a parent dashboard can create a compelling comparison, as shown in the figure “A Dashboard Comparing Data from Two Countries”:

A Dashboard Comparing Data from Two Countries