A Dashboard is comprised of dashlets – individual items that are added to the dashboard. These may include Ad-Hoc views (chart, table or crosstab), Reports, Text, Webpages or images. A Dashboard allows you to view multiple ad-hoc views or reports in a single, integrated view.
This article will concentrate on configuring table dashlet properties.
Step 1. Open or Create a new Dashboard (refer to the Creating Dashboards articles for further information.
Step 2. Add or select a table from your dashboard.
Step 3. Right click on the table
Step 4. Select Properties…
Step 5. Edit the properties as required
Dashlet Name: – To change the name that appears on the dashlet
- Edit the name to change what is displayed on the dashlet
Show/Hide Dashlet Elements: – to enable or disable the following options:
- Show title bar to show or remove the Name from the dashlet
- Show refresh button to display a refresh button on the dashlet. This will allow you to update the dashlet while viewing.
- Show maximize button to allow the maximizing of the dashlet when viewing
- Show export button to allow the exporting of the inividual dashlet contents
Scale to Fit:
Select the required option:
- Width – the table or crosstab will fit to the width of the dashlet. You may still have to scroll up and down to see all the information.
- Height – the table to crosstab will fit to the height of the dashlet. You may still have to scroll side to side to see all the information.
- Dashlet – the table or crosstab will fit completely within the dashlet.
Tip: You may wish to resize your dashlet or reorganise your dashboard to find the best fit.
Refresh Settings: – To configure settings to automatically refresh the dashlet data while viewing
- Auto-refresh dashlet contents – to enable the automatic update of data
- Refresh Interval: – to configure the time to refresh
Step 6. Click Apply to see the changes (you may need to drag the Properties window across your screen)
Step 7. Click OK if you wish to keep the changes and exit the Window, or click Cancel to revert to the original properties.
For further information refer to the following articles: