Editing Dashboards

Some of the pages in iTop are dashboards. Dashboards are used to display information about different iTop objects on the same page. Most of the overview pages, as well as the welcome page are dashboards. In iTop 2.0, each user can configure their own dashboards by editing the existing dashboard pages. It is not possible to create new dashboard pages.

When a page is an editable dashboard, the small Pen drop-down menu appears at the top-right of the page, next to the Log-off menu.

Dashboard popup menu

To edit the current page, select Edit this page.

After a few seconds a popup dialog appears containing the dashboard editor dialog:

Dashboard editor dialog

A dashboard is made of building blocks named after dashlets.

A dashboard itself arranges the display of the dashlets it contains. A dashboard has only three properties:

  • A layout (one, two or three columns)
  • An optional title
  • The automatic refresh setting (disabled, or refresh interval given in seconds)

The layout determines how the dashlets are arranged on the page: it determines a grid, with each dashlet being assigned to one cell of the grid. When the layout is changed, the cells (as well as the dashlets inside the cells) are re-organized to produce the desired display.

Dashboard Layouts

To edit the properties of a dashlet, click on it in the left part of the dialog. An orange border appears around the selected dashlet, and the properties of the dashlets are displayed on the right part of the dialog. To modify the appearence of the dashlet, simply modify the properties on the right. The dashlet will change to reflect your modifications. To remove the selected dashlet from the dashboard, click on the red cross at the top-right of the selected dashlet.

Since some dashlets contain clickable links, click next to the grey border of the dashlet to select the dashlet without activating a link.

To add a new dashlet to the dashboard, drag one of the dashlet icons into the desired area of the dashboard, then adjust the properties on the right to finalize your dashboard.

You can also create a new dashlet from any list of iTop objects. See Managing Lists for more information about how to achieve this.

When you are done with editing, click on Save to save your modifications and go back to the iTop page.

To undo all modifications performed since clicking on Edit this page, click on Cancel.

The modifications of the dashboard apply the current user. All other users keep their own copy of the dashboard (or the default dashboard if they did not customize it)

Dashlet types

The following types of dashlets are available to compose your dashboard:

Icon Name Description
Text Text A free text area. Use this dashlet to add a title or a comment to a page
List Object List A list of iTop objects, displayed as a table, like any search result
Pie Chart Pie Chart A list of itop objects, grouped on the given field and displayed as a pie chart. New in 2.5: Instead of the count, various functions can be used (sum, average, min and max) on specified fields. The ordering direction can also be specified and the max number of results.
Bar Chart Bar Chart A list of itop objects, grouped on the given field and displayed as a barchart. New in 2.5: Instead of the count, various functions can be used (sum, average, min and max) on specified fields. The ordering direction can also be specified and the max number of results.
Group By (Table) Group By A list of itop objects, grouped on the given field and displayed as a table. New in 2.5: Instead of the count, various functions can be used (sum, average, min and max) on specified fields. The ordering direction can also be specified and the max number of results.
Header Header A grey banner with an icon on the left and a title.
Header with counts Header with counts A grey banner with an icon on the left, title and a table showing the count of objects grouped by a given field.
badge Badge A icon with a text showing the total number of objects of the given class and two links: 'create a new…' and 'search for…'

Exporting a dashboard

A dashboard definition can be exported as an XML file, for archiving or sharing it with other users. To export a dashboard, click on the menu item Export to file from the Pen popup menu. When prompted, enter the download location (Where the exported dashboard will be saved to on your computer).

Exporting a dashboard

Importing a dashboard

Importing a dashboard

To import a dashboard definition from an XML file, click on Import from file and select the XML file to upload from your computer.

Discarding the customizations

At any time, the customization of a dashboard can be discarded in order to revert to the original definitions (shared by all users). Simply click on Revert to Original Version and acknowledge the confirmation popup dialog.

latest/user/dashboards.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/09 16:40 (external edit)
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