Introduction to Dashboards
This chapter introduces dashboards in InterSystems IRIS Business Intelligence. It discusses the following topics:
Displaying Business Intelligence Dashboards
To access Business Intelligence dashboards from the Management Portal, click Analytics
and then click User Portal
In either case, the right area then lists the available dashboards in this namespace. This area initially displays the items in Covers View, as follows:
When you hover the cursor over a cover, the system displays an arrow on the cover, as follows:
If you click the cover arrow, the system displays the dashboard. If you have permission to do so, you can then edit the dashboard.
typically includes multiple widgets and controls, as in the following example:
This example dashboard also includes two widgets, which are both pivot table widgets
. Note that a pivot table widget can display any kind of data source.
Dashboards can include other kinds of widgets, including meters
. A scorecard shows multiple rows of data in a tabular format that also includes features such as value-dependent lamps and arrows. For example:
A meter shows one or more values in graphical objects like the following:
Location of Dashboard Definitions
When you create a dashboard, its definition is visible in the Studio Workspace
window, within the Other
folder. This folder lists the dashboard definition as an item with the extension .dashboard.DFI
. For example:
Note that this folder also lists pivot table definitions and other Business Intelligence folder items.
Accessing the Samples Shown in This Book