The Building of Dashboard enables the user to create a visual representation of the data in many forms such as graphs and maps. The dashboard is subscribed to a device and displays data sent by the device and can also communicate to a device with issued commands. The article aims to give detailed step-by-step instruction on how to build a dashboard.
How to build a Dashboard
The pre-requisites for creating a dashboard in the Dashboard Studio are the following:
Then navigate to Dashboard Studio on the Mega Menu of the Platform Console.
There are two options:
- Create a new dashboard
- Select from Existing
For this tutorial we will be creating a new dashboard. Click Create New Dashboard then click Add Visualisation after that click Configure.
Enter the name of the graph and its description then select the dataset. Next is to select what kind of visualisation and then click Configure.
Note: Filter and choose the corresponding device that will send the data or select the group of the device where it is affiliated. There is also a choice for grouping whether in metric or device. Choosing metric allow the user to choose what kind of aggregation, display, and color while choosing device will automatically set the aggregation, display, and the color.
Enter the name and the description of the Dashboard then click Save.
It will automatically refresh after saving and displays the data to the widget. Only data that are sent within the range of 15 minutes up to 30 days are the only data that will be displayed to the dashboard. If the date of creation exceeds the range of period the data will not be displayed.
Note: Updates sent by the device doesn't automatically reflect on the dashboard. Clicking the Refresh button will be needed for the dashboard to be updated.