InetSoft Product Documentation: Dashboard Software - Dashboard Layout

InetSoft's dashboard software allows full access over design aspects like dashboard layout, making it an invaluable investment for organizations with diverse needs. View the information below to learn more about the Style Intelligence solution.

Portlet dashboards contain report and Viewsheet elements in a row/column layout. A variety of default row/column layouts are available. To create a custom dashboard layout, follow the steps below:

1. Open the 'Dashboard Configuration' page (in the Server tab, under 'Presentation' > 'Dashboard').

2. Under the 'Layouts' table, click the 'New Layout' button. This opens the 'Layout Properties' dialog box.

3. In the 'Layout Properties' dialog box, enter the 'Layout Name' and an optional description. The layout name identifies the layout for admin­istrator and user editing.

4. Click 'Apply' in the 'Layout Properties' dialog box. This opens the 'Edit Layout' dialog box, where you will add the desired row and col­umn containers.

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5. Click an 'Add Row' button to add a row container element to the layout. A row container can hold either portlets or column containers arranged in a row. If you add column containers to a row container, you cannot also add portlets to that row container.

6. Click an 'Add Column' button to add a column container element to the layout A column container can contain either portlets or row contain­ers arranged in a column. If you add row containers to a column con­tainer, you cannot also add portlets to that column container.

7. Repeat the above steps to construct the desired row/column portlet layout. Click on a container's 'Delete' button to remove the corre­sponding row or column.

8. Click 'OK' to save the new layout and return to the 'Dashboard Con­figuration' page.

The new layout now appears in the 'Layout' table of the 'Dashboard Configuration' page, together with the default portlet layouts.


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"You actually use more business intelligence capabilities. So in between the execution phase and the final evaluation, you’re constantly tracking and monitoring your performance so you can tune your execution. That’s where business intelligence with dashboards for analysis and monitoring come in. And in between the evaluation phase and incorporating your learnings or findings and adapting your strategy, you need to do some in-depth analytics.

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