Get Started with Dashboard Builder
Dashboard Builder is the design-time interface to create charts, dashboards, and dashboard applications.
To access the Dashboard Builder user interface, a user must have a role with the Dashboard Management or Dashboard Design platform-level privilege.
|Refer to the privileges for more information.
Dashboard Builder is available from the Semarchy xDM welcome page. Click the Dashboard Builder icon to open this application in a web browser.
Dashboard Builder appears as shown below:
The Dashboard Builder interface includes:
The Navigation Drawer at the left-hand side.
The Application Header which displays:
The Menu icon to hide/show the navigation drawer.
A breadcrumb to the object or list of objects currently displayed.
The user menu.
The main editor, showing the object being edited or a list of objects
An optional secondary side nav at the right-hand side shows the properties of an object selected within the main editor.
Dashboard Builder exposes a large number of fields. These fields are documented within the editor. Move your cursor over the field and click the information icon to display the documentation for each field, as shown below.
Dashboard Builder provides a built-in validation feature available:
As a Validate button in each editor’s toolbar to validate this editor’s object.
As a Issues Report item in Dashboard Builder navigation drawer to validate the entire application.
Both validation methods display an issue report describing the various issues found in the object or application.
All objects in Dashboard Builder are stored in YAML form: a text representation of the object. You can access for all editors this YAML representation by clicking the Switch to the YAML editor button in the editor toolbar.