Dashboards are an essential component of DataEngine, providing users with a customized view of their data and enabling them to quickly access relevant information at a glance. In this article, we will delve deeper into dashboards and explain how they can be configured flexibly and user-friendly in DataEngine.
Flexible and User-Friendly
A standout feature of DataEngine dashboards is their flexibility and user-friendliness. Each user can customize their dashboard to prioritize the information most relevant to their work. This allows for a more efficient workflow and contributes to increased productivity.
What Is a Dashlet?
A dashlet is a small widget or mini-application that can be placed on a dashboard. Dashlets provide specific information or functionality and can be displayed in various sizes and shapes. Examples of dashlets include charts, task lists, calendar views, or custom reports. The variety of available dashlets allows users to tailor their dashboards to their individual requirements.
Tabs and Dashlets
A dashboard in DataEngine can consist of multiple tabs. Each tab is a separate tab that can display various information or data. Within a tab, multiple columns can be created, and dashlets can be placed within these columns. This structure enables users to organize and view a wide range of information within a single dashboard.
Tab settings can be adjusted to meet individual user needs. This includes the ability to set the number of columns within a tab and customize the tab’s name. Users can create tabs that precisely match their requirements and display the relevant information optimally.
Using Reports as Dashlets
One particularly powerful feature of DataEngine is the ability to integrate reports as dashlets within dashboards. Users can create reports that aggregate the desired data and then place these reports as dashlets on their dashboards. This allows users to monitor important metrics and information in real-time, ensuring that their dashboards are constantly up to date.
Filtering Dashboards with Report Dashlets
A powerful feature of DataEngine dashboards is the ability to integrate reports as dashlets and configure them with specific conditions. One of these critical conditions is setting a “Date Start” and “Date End” in the report conditions. When a report dashlet with such conditions is placed on a dashboard, it has a significant impact on the dashboard’s functionality.
Configuring report dashlets with these conditions allows users to filter the entire dashboard based on a specific time frame. This means that all dashlets on the dashboard will use these conditions and display data only within the specified time frame. This feature is extremely useful when users need to filter data by date to analyze trends, developments, or other time-related information. It provides a dynamic way to customize reports and dashboards to current requirements and visualize relevant data.
To effectively utilize this feature, users should configure the report dashlets in their dashboards and set the desired “Date Start” and “Date End” conditions. This way, they can tailor their dashboards to display exactly the data they need, optimizing their workflows and gaining better insights.
To enhance efficiency and save time, DataEngine offers the ability to copy dashboards. Users can use an existing dashboard as a template and then customize it to create a new dashboard. This can be done through user settings by navigating to “Layout Options” and selecting the “Copy Dashboard From” option. This feature is particularly useful when users want to create similar dashboards for different tasks or teams.
In summary, dashboards in DataEngine are highly flexible and user-friendly. They allow users to customize their work environment and display the most relevant information in a clear format. The use of dashlets, tabs, reports, and copying features extends the capabilities and makes DataEngine a powerful tool for increasing productivity and efficiency.