Introduction and important terms

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Introduction 

In this section an overview is given of the Dashboard Manager of the platform. The tasks of the Dashboard Manager within the platform are the following: 

  • Visualisation of datapoints in customized dashboards
  • Creating, editing and deleting customized dashboard templates 
  • Dashboards can include area charts, line charts, a gauge, pie charts, bar charts and heatmaps
  • Clone dashboard templates 
  • Availability of several different widgets for visualization
  • Export rendered dashboards 
  • View and search instantiable dashboards

You can access the Dashboard Manager within the platform as follows: 

 

Important Terms

Dashboard

A dashboard is not a resource by itself. It is rendered based on a dashboard template within the context of a resource. 

Dashboard Template

Dashboards are rendered based on a dashboard template. A dashboard template has zero or more widgets. It also has one or more filters to select resources. The first filter of the dashboard template is supposed to have a group-by expression that yields the resources (e. g. ventilation plants) for which the dashboard template should be renderable. In order to create a dashboard template for a pre-determined fixed set of resources, the result set of this filter can optionally be saved, so that the filter is not re-evaluated at runtime (compare to KPI Template).  

Widget

A widget is not a resource on its own, but it is actually embedded into a dashboard template. It is of a widget type. Each widget has a filter to select data sources. That filter is evaluated against the union of the result sets of the filters of the dashboard template (compare to Source Element). 

Widget Type

Each widget must be of a widget type. Available widget types are for example line chart, bar chart, pie chart, etc. 

Dashboard Context

Dashboard context is a term that helps to think about the rendering of a dashboard template within the context of a resource, typically a container (e. g. a ventilation plant). Here, such a resource is one of the grouping resources obtained via the group-by expression of the main filter of the KPI template. The user can switch via some navigation to another container for which to render the dashboard template, this can be thought of as a context switch. 

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