Portlet Dashboards

The following sections introduce you to the monitoring capabilities available in Style Intelligence, Portlet Dashboards and Scorecards.

A portlet dashboard is a visual monitoring tool that presents a cluster of display components on a single screen. These components are typically used to display Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that provide rapid comprehension of business activities.

Style Intelligence gives you the ability to configure and set up your own portlet dashboards and subscribe to existing dashboards. The next sections explain how to do this.

Portlet dashboards are different than the Viewsheet dashboards described in Visual Exploration. Portlet dashboards are oriented toward monitoring and tracking, while Viewsheet dashboards are oriented toward exploration and knowledge discovery.

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Configuring a Portlet Dashboard

When you log in to the Report Portal for the first time, you will see a set of default dashboards. For example, to see the dashboard below, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the User Portal from the Windows 'Start' menu: Start → All Programs → Style Intelligence → Style Intelligence Server. This opens the browser to the InetSoft Home page.
  2. Select the 'User Portal' link to open the Portal. This opens the Portal to the main Dashboard tab.
  3. Click the Portlet tab at the bottom of the screen.

A portlet dashboard layout consists of row containers, column containers, and portlets. Row containers are containers that lay out their child components from left to right. Column containers are containers that lay out their child components from top to bottom.

To create or edit portlet dashboards, click on the Design tab, and then click the 'Dashboard' link. Click 'New Dashboard' to start from scratch, or click the 'Edit' button to modify an existing dashboard. You can also edit a portlet dashboard by clicking the 'Edit Dashboard' link below the dashboard itself.

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