Refining a Dashboard’s Layout

After completing the layout, refine the look and feel of the dashboard.

To refine the dashboard’s layout:

1. If it isn’t open, locate the Sales Dashboard you created in Creating a Dashboard, typically in the /Dashboards folder.
2. Right-click the dashboard name, select Open in Designer from the context menu
3. When the dashboard opens in the designer, select Viewing to preview.

The end user’s view of the dashboard appears.

4. In the Country field, select a new value.

The reports do not update because the dashboard includes the Apply button.

5. Return to the Dashboard Designer and select the Country filter dashlet, to show the dashlet settings in the settings panel.
6. Click the Show Apply button switch to turn it off, and click the Show Reset button switch to turn it on.

The dashlet's Apply button disappears, and the Reset button appears.

7. Reposition the Reset button to the right side of the dashlet using the Dashlet buttons position drop-down menu.
8. Select Viewing to preview. The end user view of the dashboard appears.
9. Change the value in the Country input control. The dashboard reflects the change immediately.
10. Return to the Dashboard Designer and click Save > Save Dashboard. The dashboard is saved to the repository.