Introduction to Insights Hub Monitor Dashboards¶
Monitor Dashboards is a feature within Insights Hub Monitor for creating dashboards upon which you can visualize data from Integrated Data Lake (IDL) and IoT Time series data. This documentation includes information on using Monitor Dashboards and is intended for those who want to use Monitor Dashboard's customizable dashboards and widgets to track IoT and IDL data.
About Monitor Dashboards Features¶
While this document covers all Monitor dashboard features, the dashboard, data source, and widget features available depend on your organization's subscription(s) to applications and/or early access offerings, and the permissions and roles assigned to you by your organization's administrator.
While most dashboard widgets can be used with any data source, some work only with IDL-based or IoT-based data sources. For example, if your organization doesn't store data in IDL, you may not see features that apply only to IDL data sources.
Monitor Dashboards Customizable User Interface (UI)¶
The Dashboard UI presents a central canvas for widgets and a series of tabs on the right side for adding and configuring data sources and widgets.
You can use widgets immediately - with their default design, or customize their appearance with colors, labels, borders, and legends at any time using the Design a Widget tab.
What You can Do With Monitor Dashboards¶
The main features and functionality in dashboards:
- Create, edit, rename, delete, and share dashboards
- Read and Write data from Internet of Things (IoT) and Integrated Data Lake (IDL) to Monitor dashboards
- Specify data source filters, groupings, labels, units of measure, and X- and Y-Axis fields for charts
- Apply the automatic update feature to ensure a widget's data is continually refreshed
- Drill down KPI into widget data to view a subset of 'parent' widget data
- Add multiple fields to the Y-Axis in line, bar, and area charts; currently only data lake data is supported
Monitor Dashboards can work with Integrated Data Lake (IDL) and Data Contextualization data sources, which are available to Capability package subscribers.
Viewing a Business Intelligence Dashboard¶
The Dashboards list includes all the dashboards that you are allowed to access in Business Intelligence.
The "Dashboards" screen also displays dashboards created in the "Business Intelligence" and shared with you. To view the dashboards created with the Business Intelligence, please ensure that you have those Business Intelligence license and one of the following roles assigned:
To control which dashboards are available for a certain user or user group, you can leverage the fine-grained content access options within Business Intelligence. Here you can manage permissions for projects, workbooks and views individually. For more information on users permissions, refer to User rights in "Insights Hub Business Intelligence" or Manage Content Access.
For Business Intelligence Dashboards, you can create an annotation. The annotation requires a description and can be enhanced with tags. The annotation is created in the context of the user and with the current timestamp.
All annotations can be found in the "Events" Overview. Here you can also use the filters of the table to find all the annotations with a specific tag.
Viewing a Visual Flow Creator Dashboard¶
If a role for Visual Flow Creator has been assigned to you, you can seen the existing Visual Flow Creator dashboards in the dashboard overview section.
For Visual Flow Creator Dashboards, you can create an annotation. The annotation requires a description and can be enhanced with tags. The annotation is created in the context of the user and with the current timestamp.
All annotations can be found in the Events Overview. Here you can also use the filters of the table to find all the annotations with a specific tag.
Viewing Dashboards in Full Screen¶
Dashboards are opening by default in full screen mode.
To exit the full screen mode, press the ESC key in the keyboard.