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Dashboard interface description

The indicators on dashboard pages are displayed in rectangular tiles, which you can size and arrange as desired.

Each tile contains a visual representation of one or more performance or availability indicators.

  • The color of an indicator reflects its state: neutral, positive or negative.
  • You can resize and move tile as desired.
  • A dashboard can have any number of tiles, so you may have to scroll to view additional tiles.
  • Dashboards resize to accommodate browser geometry but are designed for use on computer monitors, not mobile devices.

Dashboard header

The dashboard header area displays information and controls. Controls are dimmed when you do not have permission to edit a dashboard.

The following image shows the header when the window is large enough to display all the controls easily. As the window shrinks, the controls become truncated but are always available.

Information

Item Description
Source The folder that contains the dashboard; see Dashboards panel.
Name The name of the dashboard. When you hover your mouse over the name, you can click an edit control and then change the name.

Controls

Control Action
Panel toggle Display the dashboards panel; see next section.
Favorite Select or deselect a dashboard as one of your favorites.
Add tile Display the AVAILABLE TILES dialog.
Delete Delete the dashboard.
Scope Display a description of the scope and scope controls; see Choose a scope type and Create a new dashboard.
Full screen Expand the grid of tiles, which hides the header and footer.
Copy Make a copy of the dashboard.
Share Make the dashboard public (if you are the owner) or copy its URL to your clipboard.
Export Download dashboard data; see Export dashboard data.
Refresh Update the page immediately or set the refresh interval.
Time range controls Display the time range controls.

Dashboards panel

To display the dashboards panel, click the panel toggle.

To display a different dashboard, click the name of one of your dashboards in the My Dashboards folder or open the Public Dashboards folder and click the name of a shared dashboard. Also, you can click the FAVORITES or RECENT tabs to find dashboards that you marked as a favorite previously or displayed recently.

When you move your pointer over a dashboard name, you display the following controls:

  • A star icon, for marking a favorite.
  • A vertical ellipsis (), for a menu of options (editing or sharing the dashboard).

If your account includes the User or Manager role, the dashboard panel includes the Templates folder, which provides useful starting points for common dashboard scenarios.

You can display any public dashboard, but you can only edit dashboards you own.

Tile controls

The tile controls display when you move your mouse anywhere over a tile. The move control (not shown) appears when you hover over the header area of a tile.

Tile menu

The header of each tile includes a vertical ellipsis (), which displays a menu of options.

Option Action Present?
View Definition Display a summary of the tile's configuration Always present
Export Export tile data Always present
Copy tile to Copy the tile to a new dashboard or an existing dashboard Only present for accounts with the User or Manager role
Metric Dictionary Open the metric dictionary editor for the metric featured in the tile Only present when the metric featured in a tile has an entry in the metric dictionary