Dashboard properties

The Dashboard Properties dialog box allows you to configure various dashboard properties, like independent data source, data filtering, etc. Some of these properties are inherited by its dashlets.

To access the Dashboard Properties dialog box:

  • AppMon 2017 May Right click the dashboard tab and select Dashboard Properties from the context menu.
  • AppMon 2018 February Select the required dashboard in the dashboard selector, then right click it and select Dashboard Properties from the context menu.

Dashboard and dashlet common properties and inheritance

A dashboard has a configuration layer that supercedes its dashlets. For properties that can be defined for both the dashboard and the dashlet, the dashlet inherits the dashboard properties. This lets you manage the layout and common properties of the dashlets.

A dashboard configuration defines default values for new dashlets and provides a means of changing common dashlet properties. A new dashlet inherits all the properties defined for the dashboard. Changes to inherited properties are automatically propagated to all dashlets in the dashboard, unless otherwise is set in dashlet properties. This simplifies the reuse of dashboard configurations for multiple applications.

Each common tab in the Dashlet Properties dialog box includes an option to Enable Dashlet specific <property>. If this option is not selected, you can click the tab's Edit Dashboard link to change the settings in the corresponding Dashboard Properties tab. When you save the dashboard changes, the settings are automatically changed in the Dashlet Properties.

The inheritable properties are marked with Inheritable in the descriptions below.

See also the Dashlet properties page.

General

The General tab of the Dashboard Properties dialog box allows you to view and configure basic dashboard properties.

Property Description
Name Defines the name of the dashboard. You can only specify it while saving the dashboard.
Description Short description of the dashboard. It is displayed, for example, in reports.
File Displays the dashboard info: storage place, when and by whom it was created and modified.
Refresh Defines the refreshing mode of the dashboard.
In the Manual mode dashboard data is only refreshed on click of the Refresh icon at the dashboard toolbar.
In the Auto mode dashboard data is refreshed automatically at defined interval. You can also select the interval at the dashboard toolbar. Note, that the server load increases with shortage of the refresh interval.

Inheritable Dashlets inherit this property.
Open additional dashlets in new dashboard Prevents any dashlet addition to the dashboard. All new dashlets, including those from the Drill Down menu, opens at a new dashboard.

Source

The Source tab of the Dashboard Properties dialog box allows you to select custom data source for the dashboard, and apply filtering.

Property Description
Use selected client data source Enables usage of data source, currently selected in the Resource selectors. When the data source changes, dahboard's data updates automatically.

Inheritable Dashlets inherit this property.
Default Data Source Defines server and System Profile for dashboard data. De-select Use selected client data source for these selections to work.

Inheritable Dashlets inherit this property.
Filter Defines filtering of dashboard data. See Filter dashboard and dashlet data for more information about filtering.

Inheritable Dashlets inherit this property.

Comparison

The Comparison tab of the Dashboard Properties dialog box allows you to select data source for session comparison. See Session Comparison.

Property Description
Compare with Enables session comparison.

Inheritable Dashlets inherit this property.
Compare Source Defines server and System Profile for compare data.

Inheritable Dashlets inherit this property.
Filter Defines filtering of compare data. See Filter dashboard and dashlet data for more information about filtering.

Inheritable Dashlets inherit this property.

Design

The Design tab of the Dashboard Properties dialog box allows you to customize appearance of the dashboard.

Property Description
Show in Night Mode Enables/disables the Night mode. See the Dashboard mode section below.

Inheritable Dashlets inherit this property. It cannot be overwritten on dashlet level.
Show scrollbar when many dashlets are open Enables scrollbar when too many dashlets are open to fit in the client window by width/height. If enabled, specify the minimum dashlet dimensions (in pixels) in appropriate fields below.
Dashlet Header Type Define the type of the dashlet header:
  • Default: Tabs across the top of the dashboard display the dashlet names.
  • Customized: No tabs appear. The title and description of the active dashlet are displayed at the top of the dashlet. You can customize the font and alignment separately for the dashlet title and description. Only the header of the active dashlets is visible. To switch the active dashlet, press Ctrl+H to toggle through the header options until the tabs are visible, and then select the desired dashlet.
  • No Header: The active dashlet name is not displayed, and no tabs are displayed.

    The Customized style integrates the dashlet with the AppMon Client background. You should use the Design settings instead of Text and Image dashlet dashlets to create customized titles and descriptions. Keyboard Shortcuts are available for editing titles and descriptions inside the dashlets. 

    Inheritable Dashlets inherit this property.

Dashboard mode

In a newly created dashboard, you can select one of the following options:

  • Use for Monitoring represents a Night Mode. Night Mode is enabled by default when you open a Deployment Health dashboard through Start Center > Monitoring.
  • Use for Analysis represents a Day Mode.

The modes affect only the look of the dashboard, all the information remains the same. It's a property of dashboards, not individual dashlets.

Reporting

The Reporting tab of the Dashboard Properties dialog box allows you to configure default reporting options. The Report Creation dialog box for the dashboard will always open with these settings pre-configured. See Client reporting for the parameters description.