The workspace can be broken down into four main areas:
The toolbar lets you apply actions to your entire dashboard: save the document, apply a theme, preview the final result, or delete the dashboard.
From the context bar, you can select the sites, level 2 sites, and periods whose data will be displayed in your dashboard.
Using the sidebar, you can build the content of your dashboard: add a graph or a data set, and arrange your workspace as you'd like.
Place your dashboard's data, graphs, and visual elements in the workspace.
Manage your sites
You may display data from separate sites in a single dashboard.
Using the context bar's drop-down menu, you can set up the list of sites you wish to use in your dashboard.
1/ Click on "Edit" in order to customise this list.
2/ Click on the selection field to display a list of sites to use, or search directly for a site to quickly access the one(s) you're seeking. You can delete a site from the list by clicking on the X next to the site name, or clear the list to start over.
You may also specify which site (or level 2 site) should be used by default when you open a dashboard.
TipBy default, blank dashboards will only suggest your default site. If you wish to use other sites, you'll need to add them by modifying the list.
Just as you may choose the sites to use, you may also select different time periods for the data displayed in your dashboard -- either custom periods (enter your desired dates) or pre-set periods (yesterday, last 7 days, last 30 days, current month, last month, last 5 minutes, etc.).
Click on the calendar icon to use the period you defined as your default period when you open a dashboard.
NoteYou can examine your data across any period of 12 months maximum.
You may split the data you display across several tabs. This will help you organise your information into several levels. For example, you might give an overview on one tab, then focus on more specific areas on one or several other tabs.
To add a "Tabs" area to your dashboard, simply go to the sidebar, click on the third tab to expand the "Zones" window, and enable the display of tabs:
- To rename a tab, double-click on its name
- To add a new tab, click the "+" icon to the right of the tab area
- You may change the order of the tabs by clicking and dragging them left or right
- Finally, you may delete or duplicate a tab. When you duplicate a tab, all boxes that exist on the tab to be duplicated will be copied over to the new tab:
NoteIf you delete a tab, you will lose all elements on this tab. If the deleted tab is the last remaining tab in your dashboard, all content will remain in the workspace, but the tab will no longer exist.
Display the print area
If you would like to export your dashboard, you may first display the print area on your workspace. This will enable you to arrange your elements in a way such that they won't be cut off when you generate an export.
This display option is available in the sidebar: simply go to the sidebar, click on the third tab to expand the "Zones" tab, then tick the box to enable display of the print area (export limit). Next, select your desired format (portrait or landscape).