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JDashboard Window Elements

The window elements of JDashboard vary with its two working modes: edit mode and view mode. The following introduces the full UI elements based on the edit mode.

The full-featured JDashboard window is composed of three sections: the dashboard title bar at the top, the toolbar on the left providing options for working with dashboards, and the dashboard editing area where you navigate and modify dashboards. Since JDashboard can also be used to access Visual Analysis, if your Logi Report Server is enabled with Visual Analysis, the elements in the JDashboard window have slight differences.

The options available in JDashboard are determined by the feature profile that is selected as the default profile in the Configure Profile > JDashboard > Features tab of the profile page and the property setting in the Configure Profile > JDashboard > Properties tab (profile has the higher priority). The default JDashboard profile provides full options.

Dashboard Title Bar

The dashboard title bar at the top contains tabs labeling the names of the open dashboards.

Dashboard name tabs

Each tab represents an open dashboard and the dashboard name is shown on the tab.

The following are operations on the tabs:

  • Select a tab to activate the corresponding dashboard.
  • Rename a tab. Double-click a tab name and the name becomes editable. Type a new name, then press Enter or select outside of the input field to save the name.
  • Move a tab. Drag a tab and drop it beside a different tab so as to change the tab order.
  • Select x beside a dashboard name to close the dashboard.

Add button

Adds a new blank dashboard in the current web browser.

If Visual Analysis is enabled, you can put the mouse pointer on the button for one second and a drop-down menu will be displayed containing the following options:

  • Dashboard
    Creates a new blank dashboard as a new tab.
  • Analysis
    Opens Visual Analysis as a new tab.

Language button

Specifies the language in which the dashboard will be displayed if it is an NLS dashboard. Available when Enable NLS is selected in the server profile.

View Mode/Edit Mode

Switches to View Mode or Edit Mode of JDashboard.

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Toolbar

The toolbar on the left contains these buttons:

Show Resources button Show/Hide Resources

Shows or hides the Resources panel which includes these branches:

  • Component Library lists the library components created in and published from Logi Report Designer. You can select a library component and drag it into the dashboard body.
  • Reports lists page reports and web reports. You can open any report from JDashboard or add report data components into your dashboards.
  • Toolbox lists the objects that can be inserted in your dashboards such as labels, images, special fields, filtering tools, third-party objects, and HTML components.

You can use the search bar to search for any desired resources in a fast and convenient way (to display the search bar, select the Search button Search button on the panel title bar).

The following shows the options in the search bar:

Quick Search Toolbar

  • Text box
    Type in the text you want to search in the text box and the values containing the matched text will be listed.
  • X
    Closes the search bar.
  • Search Options
    Lists more search options.
    • Highlight All
      Specifies whether to highlight all matched text.
    • Match Case
      Specifies whether to search for text that meets the case of the typed text.
    • Match Whole Word
      Specifies whether to search for text that looks the same as the typed text.
  • Previous Text
    When Highlight All is selected, you can use this button to go to the previous matched text.
  • Next Text
    When Highlight All is selected, you can use this button to go to the next matched text.

New buttonNew

Creates a new blank dashboard with a new tab added.

If Visual Analysis is enabled, selecting the button will bring out a drop-down menu that contains the following options:

  • New Dashboard
    Creates a new blank dashboard as a new tab.
  • New Analysis
    Opens Visual Analysis as a new tab.

Open buttonOpen

Displays the Open Dashboard dialog box for you to specify a dashboard to run, or the Open Document dialog box where you can select a dashboard or a analysis template to open. Which dialog box JDashboard will display depends on whether Visual Analysis is enabled.

Save buttonSave

Saves the changes made to the current dashboard.

Refresh button Refresh

Refreshes the current dashboard.

Enter Parameter Values button Enter Parameter Values

Opens the Enter Parameter Values dialog box which lists all the parameters used in the dashboard for specifying their values.

Clear Filters button Clear Filters

Removes all the filters from the current dashboard including those generated via filter controls, messages, drilling and going actions and those designed using web browsers such as Page Report Studio and Web Report Studio, except query filters and others designed and taking effect in Logi Report Designer.

Arrange button Arrange

Automatically arranges the library components in the current dashboard neatly one time. It is an instant action.

Export button Export

Displays the Export dialog box for exporting the library components in the current dashboard.

Print button Print

Displays the Print dialog box for printing the library components in the current dashboard.

Open Responsive Mode button/Close Responsive Mode button Open/Close Responsive Mode

Enables or disables the capability of automatically scaling and folding the dashboard in the view mode according to the current browser window on computers. See Automatically scaling dashboard components according to browser window for more information.

Options button Options

Displays the following options:

  • New
    Creates a new blank dashboard.

    If Visual Analysis is enabled, the New option contains a submenu:

    • Dashboard
      Creates a new blank dashboard as a new tab.
    • Analysis
      Opens Visual Analysis as a new tab.
  • Open
    Displays the Open Dashboard dialog box for you to specify a dashboard to open, or the Open Document dialog box where you can select a dashboard or a analysis template to open. Which dialog box JDashboard will display depends on whether Visual Analysis is enabled.
  • Save
    Saves the changes made to the current dashboard.
  • Save As
    Saves the dashboard with a different name or to a new location.
  • Export
    Displays the Export dialog box for exporting library components in the current dashboard.
  • Print
    Displays the Print dialog box for printing library components in the current dashboard.
  • Clear Filters
    Removes all the filters from the current dashboard including those generated via filter controls, messages, drilling and going actions and those designed using web browsers such as Page Report Studio and Web Report Studio, except query filters and others designed and taking effect in Logi Report Designer.
  • On-screen Filter Values
    The option is unavailable when Enable Setting Default On-screen Filter Values For Dashboard is not selected in the server profile.
    • Save as Default
      Saves the current on-screen filter values as the user defined default values for the dashboard and for the user. This menu item is disabled when the current on-screen filter values are the same as the default values.
    • Restore to Default
      Restores to the default on-screen filter values. This menu item is disabled when current on-screen filter values are the same as the default values.
    • Clear Default
      Clears user defined default on-screen filter values. This menu item is disabled when there are no user defined default values.
  • Share Parameter
    Opens the Share Parameters Setting dialog box for sharing parameters between library components.
  • Arrange
    Automatically arranges the library components in the current dashboard neatly one time. It is an instant action.
  • Auto Arrange
    Automatically arranges the library components in the current dashboard neatly once the layout requires arrangement. It is a status setting. After selecting it, this option will be kept selected and the Arrange option will be disabled until you unselect Auto Arrange. The status will be saved with the dashboard.
  • Responsive View
    Enables or disables the capability of automatically scaling and folding the dashboard in the view mode according to the current browser window on computers. See Automatically scaling dashboard components according to browser window for more information.
  • Set as Server Home
    Sets the current dashboard as the home page after logging onto the Logi Report Server console.
  • Language
    Allows you to specify the language in which the dashboard will be displayed. Available when Enable NLS is selected in the server profile.
  • Component Title Bar
    Customizes the way of showing component title bar and the icons on it.
  • Themes
    Opens the Themes dialog box for selecting a theme to apply to the current dashboard.
  • Show/Hide Dashboard Header
    Changes the current status of the dashboard header from being shown to hidden or from being hidden to shown.
  • Help
    Displays the JDashboard help documents.
  • Exit
    Exits JDashboard.

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Dashboard Editing Area

Dashboard view has header and body sections.

The dashboard header can contain labels, images, and special fields.

The dashboard body can contain library components, report components, filtering tools, third-party objects, and HTML components. You can insert the same library component repeatedly to the same dashboard body.

Library components inserted to dashboards are references of the library components in the component library. The changes to a library component in the library will be reflected in all of the dashboards referencing the library component, such as removal of library components, version update, and permission change.

Likewise, data components referenced directly from reports are also affected by any changes to the reports.

Component Options menu

Each component in the dashboard body has its own Options menu, which is available when you select Options icon on the title bar of the component.

This Options menu varies with the component type. It may contain the following items:

  • Analyze
    Loads the analysis template in Visual Analysis in a new dashboard tab or browser window.
  • Edit Setting
    Edits the component setting in the corresponding edit dialog box.
  • Export
    Exports the library component.
  • Delete
    Deletes the library component from the current dashboard.
  • Refresh
    Customizes the auto refresh action for the library component.
  • About
    Displays the component information such as its ID, the author and his/her e-mail address, and the description about the component.

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