Dashboard Settings

You can view and edit the basic appearance of the dashboard, and determine the refresh settings, through the Dashboard Settings.

To view and edit the Dashboard Settings:

In the Dashboard Designer, Dashboard Settings display in the settings panel.

Dashboard Settings

Canvas
     Background color: Select the canvas background color by using the color picker or by entering a color value (hex, rgb, and rgba color formats are supported).
     Set custom size (pixels): Click the Set custom size (pixels) switch to turn it on, when you want the dashboard to be displayed at a specific width and height instead of dynamically resizing based on the browser window. The Width and Height inputs can be used to set the required width and height.
General
     Show Export button: Click the Show Export button switch to turn it on, to show the Export button in the dashboard viewer.
     Auto-refresh: Click the Auto-refresh switch to turn it on. The Interval inputs can be used to set the required refresh interval.
Dashlet
     Show Filter Dashlet as pop-up window: Click the switch to turn the setting on, when you want the filter dashlet to appear as a pop-up window instead of a dashlet pinned on the dashboard.
     Show borders: This setting is on by default. Click the switch to turn the setting off, to hide the dashlet borders .
     Outer margin (pixels): Enter the required width, in pixels, of the margins between dashlets.
     Inner padding (pixels): Enter the required width, in pixels, of the padding inside each dashlet.
     Title bar:
Text : Text color for the title bars of all of the dashboard's dashlets. Select the color by using the color picker or by entering a color value (hex, rgb, and rgba color formats are supported).
Background: Background color for the title bars of all of the dashboard's dashlets. Select the color by using the color picker or by entering a color value (hex, rgb, and rgba color formats are supported).

Dashlet Settings

You can view and edit basic information and appearance for each dashlet on your dashboard using Dashlet Settings. For some dashlets, you can also create parameters which you can then map to in Parameter Mapping. The available settings vary based on the type of dashlet you are working with.

To view and edit Dashlet Settings:

1. Select the dashlet to show its settings in the settings panel. The Hyperlinks settings are available for Ad Hoc views and Ad Hoc view dashlets created inside the dashboard, as well as text and image dashlets. The Text Format settings are available for text dashlets.

General and Dashlet Appearance Settings for Reports and Ad Hoc View Dashlets

General and Dashlet Appearance Settings for Reports and Ad Hoc View Dashlets

General Settings
Dashlet name: Editable field for the displayed dashlet name.
Resource ID: Non-editable ID taken from the original dashlet name.
Source Data: Non-editable path of the source data.

The label name for this setting is different for different resource types:

Source Data: For new Ad Hoc views created in dashboards (Chart, Crosstab, and Table)
Source Ad Hoc View: For the existing Ad Hoc views
Source Report: For the reports
Auto-refresh: Click the Auto-refresh switch to turn it on. The Interval inputs can be used to set the required refresh interval.
Dashlet Appearance Settings
Show title bar: Choose to show or hide the title bar, which includes the Dashlet name, Refresh button, Maximize button, Back button, and Export button.
Show Visualization Selector button: Choose to show or hide the Visualization Selector button.
Scale report to fit: Use the drop-down menu to determine how the element is scaled in the dashlet. Scale report to fit is available for report dashlets Scale to fit is not available for Ad Hoc view dashlets.

Hyperlinks Settings

Hyperlinks Settings

The Hyperlinks settings are available for Ad Hoc views and Ad Hoc view dashlets created inside the dashboard, as well as text and image dashlets.

Enable hyperlinks: Click the Enable hyperlinks switch to turn it on.
Action: Select link behavior for this dashlet:
     Update page: Select this option to update the dashboard's contents when a user clicks on a link in the dashlet.
     Open new page: Select this to have the dashlet open a web page or report, dashboard, or an Ad Hoc view in the repository in a new browser tab or window when a user clicks on the dashlet. Click Browse to select a resource from the repository.

You can link directly to a web page using http: syntax:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/$P{Customer Country}

A repository URL must begin with repo:, for example,

repo:/public/Samples/Ad_Hoc_Views/05._Unit_Sales_Trend

You can add a parameter to a hyperlink for a web page, dashboard, Ad Hoc view, or report. See Specifying Parameters in Dashlets for more information about adding parameters to hyperlinks.

     Replace page: Select this option to replace the current dashboard page with a web page or report, dashboard, or an Ad Hoc view in the repository when a user clicks on the dashlet. Click Browse to select a resource from the repository. The syntax for links and parameters is the same as the Open new page option.

If the dashlet replaces the page with an Ad Hoc view, it will open in the Ad Hoc View Designer. A Back button appears on the toolbar after the dashlet opens a report or dashboard that will take you back to the previous dashboard.

     Replace dashlet: Select this option to replace the current Ad Hoc view in a dashlet with some other Ad Hoc view, Report, or Report Option in the repository when a user clicks on the dashlet. Click Browse to select a resource from the repository. The syntax for links and parameters is the same as the Open new page option.
Available parameters: If you want to add a parameter in the hyperlink, use a name in this list to have Parameter Mapping create the link to the parameter automatically.
Add parameter: For text and image dashlets, you can define a parameter to include in the hyperlink. Click the Add parameter button and in the fields that display, enter the parameter's name and value . Click to save the new parameter.

Adding a New Parameter to a Dashlet

Map Parameters: If hyperlinks have been enabled, the Map Parameters button is active. Click Map Parameters to open the Parameter Mapping dialog box.. See Parameter Mapping for more information.

General, Text Format, and Dashlet Appearance Settings for Text Dashlets

General, Text Format, and Dashlet Appearance Settings for Text Dashlets

General Settings
Dashlet name: Editable field for the displayed dashlet name.
Resource ID: Non-editable ID taken from the original dashlet name.
Text: Editable field for the text displayed in the dashlet.
Text Format Settings

The Text Format settings are only available for text dashlets.

Scale to fit: Use the drop-down menu to determine how the text is scaled in the dashlet. This overrides the specified font size.
Font: Use the select input to select the font.
Size: Enter the font size or click the arrows to select a value.
Color: Color for the text displayed in the dashlet. Select the color by using the color picker or by entering a color value (hex, rgb, and rgba color formats are supported).
Style: Apply the text style using the associated toggle buttons. Multiple options can be selected.
Horizontal alignment: Apply the horizontal alignment using the associated toggle buttons. Only one option can be selected.
Vertical alignment: Apply the vertical alignment using the associated toggle buttons. Only one option can be selected.
Dashlet Appearance Settings
Show borders: This setting is on by default. Click the switch to turn the setting off, to hide the dashlet border. If you select to show the dashlet border, you can choose the border color.
Background color: Select the dashboard background color by using the color picker or by entering a color value (hex, rgb, and rgba color formats are supported).

General and Dashlet Appearance Settings for Web Page Dashlets

General and Dashlet Appearance Settings for Web Page Dashlets

General Settings
Dashlet name: Editable field for the displayed dashlet name.
Resource ID: Non-editable ID taken from the original dashlet name.
URL: Editable field for the URL displayed in the dashlet.
Auto-refresh: Click the Auto-refresh switch to turn it on. The Interval inputs can be used to set the required refresh interval. This setting overrides the Auto-refresh setting at the dashboard level.
Dashlet Appearance Settings
Show title bar: Choose to show or hide the title bar, which includes the Dashlet name, Refresh button, and Maximize button.
Show scroll bars: Choose to show or hide scroll bars.

General and Dashlet Appearance Settings for Image Dashlets

General and Dashlet Appearance Settings for Image Dashlets

General Settings
Dashlet name: Editable field for the displayed dashlet name.
Resource ID: Non-editable ID taken from the original dashlet name.
URL/Repository URI: Editable field for the location of the image displayed in the dashlet. This can include parameters. Click Browse to select an image from the repository.
Dashlet Appearance Settings
Show borders: This setting is on by default. Click the switch to turn the setting off, to hide the dashlet border. If you select to show the dashlet border, you can choose the border color.
Show title bar: Choose to show or hide the title bar, which includes the Dashlet name, Refresh button, and Maximize button.
Scale image to fit: Use the drop-down menu to determine how the image is scaled in the dashlet.

General and Dashlet Appearance Settings for Filter Dashlets

Filter Dashlet Settings

General Settings
Dashlet name: Editable field for the displayed dashlet name.
Resource ID: Non-editable ID taken from the original dashlet name.
Dashlet Appearance Settings
Filters per row: The default value is 1. To show more than one filter per row, select a different value in the associated select input.
Show Apply button: This setting is on by default. Click the switch to turn the setting off, to hide the button.
Show Reset button: This setting is off by default. Click the switch to turn the setting on, to show the button.
Dashlet buttons position: Use the drop-down menu to select bottom or right.

Parameter Mapping

Parameter Mapping helps you refine your filters by letting you specify which dashlets and which parameters are affected by a filter.

To open Parameter Mapping:

1. Open a dashboard with filters, such as the Sales Dashboard created in Creating a Dashboard, in the Dashboard Designer.
2. Click to open Parameter Mapping.

Parameter Mapping for the Sales Dashboard

Parameter Mapping displays the filter-to-dashlet mapping, and includes the following columns and buttons:

     Source Dashlet, the name of the dashlet where the filter originates. Can also display Filter Group (multiple filters in a single dashlet) or Manually Created Filter (filter created using Parameter Mapping, as described below).
     Filter/Parameter, the name of the filter.
     Dashlet Affected, with a dropdown menu including all dashlets that can be affected by that filter.
     Filter/Parameter Affected, with a dropdown menu including all parameters associated with the selected dashlet in the Dashlet Affected column.
     Add button , used to add additional dashlet/parameter combinations to a filter.
     Delete button , used to delete a dashlet/parameter combination.

From Parameter Mapping, you can add, delete, or edit an existing dashlet/parameter combination, and create a new filter to add to the dashboard.

To add a filter using Parameter Mapping:

1. Open a dashboard with filters, and open Parameter Mapping as described above.
2. In the filter row you want to add the new filter to, click . A row containing new affected dashlet and filter/parameter dropdown menus appears.
3. Using these new line-items, select the dashlet and parameter combination you want to apply to the dashboard.
4. Click OK to apply and save or Cancel to discard your changes.

To delete a filter using Parameter Mapping:

1. Open Parameter Mapping.
2. In the filter row you want to delete, click . The filter row disappears from Parameter Mapping.

To create a new filter via Parameter Mapping:

1. Open Parameter Mapping.
2. Click Create New Filter. A new row is added to the manager.
3. In the Filter column, enter a name for the new filter. Click outside the text box to apply the name.
4. Click and select the dashlet and parameter combination you want to apply to the new filter.
5. Click OK to apply and save, or Cancel to discard the new filter.

To delete a newly-created filter:

1. In Parameter Mapping, click in the filter row you want to delete. The Dashlet Affected and Filter/Parameter affected dropdown menus disappear.
2. Click again in the row you want to delete. The Filter row disappears.
3. Click OK to apply and save, or Cancel to discard the new filter.