The Dashboard Builder series contains the following articles.
- Dashboard Builder Overview [this page]
- Creating a new dashboard
- Editing your dashboard
- Adding a widget
- Date picker widget
- Select box widget
- Tile widget
- Table widget
- Time series chart widget
- Categorical chart widget
- XY scatter chart widget
- Radar chart widget
- Matrix widget
- Pie and donut chart widget
- Aggregation table widget
- Content widget
- Understanding your aggregation options
- Managing your data sources
- Setting up your rulesets
- Editing your dashboard settings
- Saving and viewing your dashboard
“A dashboard is a visual display of the most important information needed to achieve one or more objectives, consolidated and arranged on a single screen so the information can be monitored at a glance” – Stephen Few
Smartabase’s dashboard builder means you can build dashboards that display the Smartabase data you’ve collected using event forms. Event forms record date and time-stamped data about an athlete, soldier or student – an event form can contain many different question and calculation fields. You can think of each event form as a dataset, which can be used as a source of data for your dashboards. Each of the dashboard builder’s widgets can then be configured to display data from the data sources you’ve set up.
The dashboard builder makes use of widely implemented web standards for visualisations (SVG, HTML5, and CSS), which allows you great control over the final visual result. This gives you many options for customising the appearance of your dashboard. Also, the exportable graphics are well-suited for print.
Across the top of the dashboard builder, you’ll find these elements:
- Dashboard name (ours is called Example).
- Status message (indicates whether there are unsaved changes, your draft is saved or your dashboard is published).
- Dashboard tab: used to edit your dashboard’s components.
- Data tab: used to manage your data sources.
- Rulesets tab: used to set up conditional formatting.
- Settings tab: used for dashboard settings.
- Save Draft and Publish buttons.
- What’s new.
- Exit button.