Application-Independent My Dashboard

With eG Enterprise, you have the option to build a custom dashboard, using which you can graphically compare current and historical performance of multiple applications of interest to you. This dashboard not only allows you to choose the components to focus on, but also pick the measures and even descriptors that should be featured in it. By default, this dashboard capability is enabled. To build an application-independent custom dashboard therefore, click on the icon available in the Monitor tab and then select the My Dashboard option from the Dashboards section. To disable this capability, you need to do the following:

  • Edit the [MULTISERVER_CUSTOM_DASHBOARD] section of the eg_ui.ini file in the <EG_INSTALL_DIR>\manager\config directory.
  • By default, the ShowCustomDashboard flag is set to Yes. To disable the capability to view / modify / build new custom dashboards that are application-independent, switch off this flag by setting it to No.
  • Finally, save the file.

Note:

  • By default, the user who creates a dashboard is the only one who is authorized to view / modify / delete that dashboard.
  • Users can create custom dashboards using only those components that are assigned to them for monitoring.

Follow the steps given below to understand the My Dashboard capability offered by eG Enterprise:

  1. Select My Dashboard from the Dashboards section that appears upon clicking the icon available adjacent to the Monitor tab.
  2. If no dashboards pre-exist, then “No Dashboards available” message will appear (see Figure 1).

    Figure 1 : The message that appears when no dashboard pre-exists

  3. To create a new dashboard, click on the Add New button in the AVAILABLE DASHBOARDS page (see Figure 1). This will lead you to Figure 2 where you can either choose to create a new dashboard on your own or create a dashboard based on a pre-defined template. To create a new dashboard on your own, click the CUSTOM DASHBOARD. To know how to create/add a custom dashboard, refer to How to Add a Custom Dashboard.

    Figure 2 : Choosing the type of dashboard that you wish to create

    If you wish to create a new dashboard based on a pre-defined template, click the ONE CLICK DASHBOARD. To know how to create/add a one click dashboard, refer to How to Add a One Click Dashboard.

  4. eG Enterprise offers the flexibility to build real time business dashboards using the My Dashboard capability by obtaining data from various external sources like REST API, SQL queries, CSV, Microsoft EXCEL etc. For this purpose, a Data Source button is provided as shown in Figure 1. To know more about this capability, refer to External Integration of Data from other Sources to My Dashboards.

  5. If multiple dashboards pre-exists, then the dashboard that was created soon after clicking the Add New button in Figure 1 will be set as the default dashboard (see Figure 3).

    Figure 3 : The dashboard that was created soon after clicking the Add New button

  6. If any dashboards pre-exists for the components that are being monitored, then, upon clicking icon in Figure 1, the AVAILABLE DASHBOARDS page will appear as shown in Figure 4. This page will display all the pre-existing dashboards as tiles. The eG Enterprise system automatically sorts these dashboards in the ascending order of their names while displaying the tiles. If other users to the eG Enterprise system have shared one/more dashboards that they created with you, then such dashboards will be displayed along with the name of the user who shared the dashboard in parentheses. For example, if a dashboard named "BestBuy" was shared by a user named "tim", then the dashboard will be represented as BestBuy (tim).

    Figure 4 : The Available Dashboards page

  7. If one or more dashboards are shared by other users, then an icon will appear in the right corner of the tile as shown in Figure 4. Hovering over the icon will display the name of the user who has shared the dashboard.

  8. If a dashboard is published, then, an icon will appear in the right corner of the tile as shown in Figure 4.

  9. If a dashboard is created using a One Click Dashboard template, then a icon will appear in the top right corner of the tile (see Figure 4).

  10. Hovering over a tile in Figure 4 will display multiple icons as shown in Figure 5. To know more about these icons, refer to Designing a My Dashboard.

    Figure 5 : Hovering over a tile

  11. If you want to list all the pre-exisiting dashboards, then you can click the icon in Figure 4. This will list the dashboards in ascending order as shown in Figure 6.

    Figure 6 : The list of all the available dashboards and the dashboards shared by other users

  12. If other users to the eG Enterprise system have shared one/more dashboards that they created with you, then such dashboards will be listed in the Dashboards shared by other users section (see Figure 6). Besides listing the names of the shared dashboards, this section will also display (in the SHARED BY column) who shared each of the listed dashboards with you. Shared dashboards can only be viewed (not modified or deleted). To view a shared dashboard or a dashboard, click on the NAME of the dashboard, or click on the icon that corresponds to each dashboard.

  13. To know more about the icons displayed against each dashboard in Figure 6, refer to Designing a My Dashboard.

  14. To search for a dashboard from the list of pre-existing dashboards, enter the name of the dashboard in the Search Dashboard text box and click the icon within (see Figure 6).