Dashboards provide a place for you to set up at-a-glance views of important status and performance metrics for your enterprise.
Use one of the following methods to display a dashboard.
To view in the Dashboard area (where dashboards fill the screen):
- Click the Hamburger icon in the upper left of the iGrafx Platform
- Click Dashboard
- From the Dashboard drop-down, choose a dashboard
To view in the Model area (where the repository tree is displayed in the left frame):
- Expand the Dashboards root folder of the current repository
- Click the dashboard name you wish to view
- In the right frame, click the Dashboard tab
Create a Dashboard
To create a new dashboard:
- Click the Dashboards root folder of the current repository or a child Report Folder name to highlight it
- Click ADD OBJECT at the top of the repository tree
- In the Select drop-down, click Dashboard
- Click CONTINUE
- Type a Name
- Under Gadgets and Layout:
- Choose Empty or
- Choose Copy From Existing Dashboard. You then have the option to:
- Type the name of an existing dashboard in the Search field and select it when found
- Click the Search icon to display a list of existing dashboards
- Turn on the Show Tree switch to select a dashboard from the repository Dashboards tree
- Set additional options as desired
- Click FINISH
You can now add gadgets to your new dashboard and, if you copied a dashboard, modify the configuration of copied gadgets.
Add Dashboard Gadgets
In a newly-created dashboard, or at the bottom of an existing one, there are ADD NEW GADGET buttons. Click one of these buttons to add a gadget in the corresponding space. A context menu appears, prompting you to choose one of the following gadget types:
- Chart – A graphic display of data. See Chartfor more information.
- Table – A tabular display of data. See Tablefor more information.
- To-do – A list of cycle group action items that you need to complete, including items to review, approve and endorse.
- IFrame – This gadget lets you bring content from a specific web page into your dashboard by providing the page URL.
- Rich Text – Place formatted, static text content on your dashboard with this gadget.
- Performance Tree – A "traffic light" tree display of multiple Performance Indicators. The Performance Indicator Aggregationdetermines the color of the traffic lights.
- Custom Object List – A definable list of specific objects or all objects of selected types.
- List Report - A list of objects and related properties or relationships to other objects.
- Video - An iFrame gadget that allows for embedding videos via URL.
- Diagram - An interactive diagram canvas gadget with zoom controls and an Open button to access the diagram area.
- Quickstart - Add a Create Diagram button and convenient access to any object or folder in your repository.
Example: Add a To-do gadget
To add a To-do gadget:
- With a Dashboard displayed, click ADD NEW GADGET at the desired location
- Select To-do from the options presented
- The Dashboard now displays the To-do List. If a user has items to Review, Approve, or Endorse, they will be displayed, as shown below:
Resize a Gadget
- Place the cursor over the lower-right corner of the gadget
- Drag and drop the corner to a new location
Move a Gadget
- Drag and drop the gadget header to a new location not occupied by an existing gadget