Actions You Can Perform on an Existing Dashboard

You can perform many actions on an existing dashboard, such as adding or removing tiles, editing existing tiles, deleting tiles and deleting the entire dashboard.

Opening a Dashboard

When you click the Data Explorer tab in SCI, you get a display of all the data cubes on the left side of the window, and a list of existing dashboard on the right side. To open a dashboard, do one of the following:
  • Locate the dashboard you are interested in from the list on the right side of the screen, and click on it.
  • Click the Options menu (the three horizontal-lines "hamburger" bar near the upper-left portion of the screen), then either use the Search area or locate the desired dashboard to open it.
Figure 1. Existing Dashboards Listed on Main Data Explorer Window

Editing a Dashboard

To perform various editing functions on a dashboard, first open the dashboard you want, as in the example below:

Figure 2. Dashboard example with three tiles

In the upper-right portion of the screen, the following icons are displayed:

Figure 3. Dashboard-Editing buttons

The following table identifies each icon and the actions you can perform:

Table 1. Icons for Editing a Dashboard
Icon Name of Icon Actions You Can Perform
Dashboard options Clicking this icon allows you to change the following settings:
  • Time zone
  • Auto-update interval
  • Enabling/disabling cache
Edit this dashboard Clicking this icon allows you to do the following:
  • Rearrange or resize the tiles by using your cursor.
  • Make changes to specific tiles within the dashboard by using the icons that appear for each tile:
    • Use the three dots to duplicate the tile.
    • Use the Pencil icon to add or remove dimensions and measures for the tile as well as to change the representation of the data for the tile.
    • Use the garbage-can icon to delete the tile from the dashboard.
  • Click on the Options tab in the upper-right portion of the screen: This invokes another screen containing general information about the dashboard. From there, there are two tabs - one called "General" and one called "Sharing." In the General tab, you can do the following:
    • Rename the dashboard
    • Add or modify a description of the dashboard
    • Change the color theme
    • Decide whether to enforce the time filter
    • Delete the dashboard.

    In the Sharing tab, you can set who you want to view and edit the dashboard.

Note: Remember to click Save to save your changes.