• Print
  • Share

Analytics Dashboard Operations

  • Updated on 01 May 2018
  • 4 minutes to read
  • Contributors

This section helps you with using BizTalk360 Analytics Dashboards. It is divided in the following sections:

  • How To Add A New (Custom) Analytics Dashboard in BizTalk360
  • How To Delete An Analytics Dashboard in BizTalk360
  • Refreshing The Analytics Dashboard

How To Add A New (Custom) Analytics Dashboard

As discussed in this article, BizTalk360 allows users to be able to create their own dashboards to personalize their experience. In this article, we will explain the detailed steps in adding a new (custom) dashboard in BizTalk360. Follow the steps as shown below to create a custom dashboard. Operations in Analytics dashboard is very much similar to using Operations dashboard. We also recommend you to read Operations Dashboard articles to get a complete understanding of the Dashboard functionality.

  • Log in to BizTalk360
  • Click the 'Analytics' tab in the Navigation panel
  • On the 'Home' Screen, click Add Dashboard
  • In the Add New Dashboard blade,
    • Dashboard Name - Enter a meaningful name for the dashboard that you are creating in the environment The dashboard name field only accepts space and hyphen as special characters. No other special characters are allowed. The dashboard name can only contain 50 characters. If you enter more than 50 characters, you will notice an error message as "Please enter no more than 50 characters."
  • Do you want to fill default widgets? - Toggle the slider to enable the default widgets in the dashboard
  • Global Dashboard - Toggle the slider to make the dashboard visible to all the users in the current environment
  • Only Super Users will have the permissions to make a custom dashboard to be visible to all users in the environment. Normal users will not see this option while creating the dashboard.
  • Save - Click Save to save the dashboard. If there are any validation errors (in Dashboard name), you will notice a message as Please correct all the validation errors. Once all errors are fixed, your dashboard will be created successfully and you will notice the message as Dashboard created successfully.
  • Cancel - Click Cancel to cancel the dashboard creation process

IMPORTANT POINT TO REMEMBER - You cannot edit the name of a dashboard once you have created it. You only have the option of either creating a new dashboard or delete the current dashboard if you want to make any changes.

BizTalk360-Analytics-Dashboard-Add-New-Dashboard.png

BizTalk360-Analytics-Dashboard-Add-New-Dashboard-Basic-Details.png

BizTalk360-Analytics-Dashboard-Add-New-Dashboard-Added.png

How To Delete An Analytics Dashboard

Once you have created a new analytics dashboard in BizTalk360, if you face the need to make any changes to the dashboard information (such as Dashboard name/global setting), you only have the option to either Delete the Dashboard, or create another new dashboard. There is no option to edit the dashboard information. In this article, we will take a look at the steps to delete a custom analytics dashboard in BizTalk360. Operations in Analytics dashboard is very much similar to using Operations dashboard. We also recommend you to read Operations Dashboard articles to get a complete understanding of the Dashboard functionality.

Follow the steps as shown below to delete a custom dashboard:

  • Log in to BizTalk360
  • Click the 'Analytics' tab in the Navigation panel
  • Expand the Performance Dashboards section
  • Select the Dashboard that you want to delete
  • Once you have selected the dashboard, you will notice the Delete Dashboard button next to Add Dashboard
  • Click the Delete Dashboard button. You will receive a confirmation Warning pop-up dialog box as "Do you want to delete your dashboard? You will lose all your changes."
  • Click Yes to delete the dashboard from BizTalk360. Click No if you want to retain the dashboard.

Points to Remember while Deleting a Dashboard from BizTalk360

  • Only a custom dashboard can be deleted. The Home Dashboard cannot be deleted. However, you can add/remove widgets from the Home Dashboard.
  • When Super Users delete a Global dashboard, the dashboard will be completely deleted from the database and will not be visible for any other user in the system
  • If the dashboard (that you are deleting) is the only (custom) dashboard in the environment, once the dashboard has been deleted, you will not see the Performance Dashboards section on the left navigation menu. The Performance Dashboards section will reappear when you create a new custom dashboard.
  • Normal users will need to follow the same procedure to delete a custom dashboard
  • Only Super Users have the capability to delete a global custom dashboard
  • Once the dashboard has been deleted, all the associated widgets within the dashboard will also be automatically deleted

BizTalk360-Analytics-Dashboard-Delete-Custom-Dashboard.png

Refreshing The Analytics Dashboard

In BizTalk360, all the widgets on the dashboard have the capability to auto refresh based on the 'Refresh Interval' value set for each widget. In addition, the dashboard has a Refresh functionality to refresh all the widgets in a single instant.

You will find the Refresh dashboard button on the dashboard operations area. Simply click the Refresh button to refresh all the widgets.

BizTalk360-Analytics-Dashboard-Refresh-Dashboard.png