Following the evolution of a metric

Following the evolution of a metric

Overview

After defining a metric in the Finder, follow the evolution of its value from the Portal. Choose among different visualizations (widgets) for your metric.

To add metrics to the Portal, you must be a user with the right to create personal dashboards. If you do not have the right to create your own dashboards, you can still see the dashboards attributed to your roles.

Adding a metric to the Portal

To add a metric to the Portal, insert it into a dashboard. You may either reuse an existing dashboard or create a new one. In any case, the dashboard must belong to a module of type Basic.

Dashboards in Basic modules are initially empty, displaying just a blank page where you can add and organize widgets for your metrics. Combine several types of widgets in a dashboard to see your metrics from different points of view.

To create a new Basic module and dashboard:

  1. Click the menu icon (three bars) on the right-hand side of the dark blue ribbon.
  2. Select Create new module... at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Choose Basic as the type of module to create.
  4. A new Basic module with a default empty dashboard appear in your Portal.
  5. Optional: Rename the module and the dashboard (by default Untitled module and Untitled dashboard) by clicking the menu icon again and selecting Rename....
    1. Type in the new names for both the module and the dashboard under Module name and Dashboard Name.
    2. Click Done.

Alternatively, choose an existing dashboard from the module navigation tool that you find on the left-hand side of the dark blue ribbon:

  1. Click the module navigation tool (it displays the names of the current module and dashboard).
    • If you have the permissions to see published content, and there actually are some modules published, you may see the rubrics My content and All published.
      1. Click My content if this is the case.
  2. Select a Basic module from the section PERSONAL. Only those modules that belong to you are available for editing.
    • If you do not see the section PERSONAL, you do not have permissions to create dashboards. Ask your administrator.
    • If the PERSONAL section is empty of modules, it displays the message No personal module. Click here to create one.:
      • Click the word here in the message to create your first personal module as an alternative to the method seen above.
      • Select a dashboard from any of the other sections (dashboards included in your roles or under the All published rubric, if available) and copy it to your personal section to be able to modify it:
        1. Click the menu icon on the right-hand side of the blue ribbon once the dashboard is open.
        2. Select Copy module to my content from the menu.
  3. Select one of the available dashboards in the module.

Once you have either the new or the existing dashboard in your screen, add the metric to it:

  1. Click the menu icon on the right-hand side of the dark blue ribbon.
  2. Select Edit content in the DASHBOARD section. The dashboard is now in edition mode.
    • If the dashboard was empty, a plus sign appears on it.
    • If the dashboard has content, plus signs appear while you hover the mouse over the limits of existing widgets.
  3. Click one of the plus signs to add a new widget for your metric at that location of the dashboard.
    • Note that widgets can hold more than one metric. If you prefer to add your metric to an existing widget, click the sprocket icon that appears when you hover the mouse over the top-right corner of a widget and select Edit.
  4. Choose the type of widget that you want to create:
    • KPI.
    • Table.
    • Line chart.
    • Bar chart.
  5. Fill-in the dialog to add the widget:
    1. Optional: Type in a title for the widget.
    2. Click the button Add metrics.
    3. Select a metric from the list of available metrics.
    4. Click the button Add. The list of metrics turns into a preview of the widget.
    5. Depending on the type of widget that you chose, set the DISPLAY options.
    6. Optional: Click Add metrics again to add as many metrics as you want to the widget.
    7. Click Done to finish editing the widget and come back to dashboard edition.
  6. To finish editing the dashboard, click the check mark that replaces the menu icon on the right-hand side of the dark blue ribbon while in edition mode.
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