Wizards of the Widget world
Dashboard Page Layout
Dashboard page is the landing page of the application. i.e. every user post successful login sees the Dashboard screen. The layout of the screen is as follows:
Top row of configured Aggregation (Count, Sum, Average) widgets, if any, in a scrollable view - upto 4 are visible upfront
Followed by Configured Message widgets, if any, 2 per row
Followed by Configured Formatted-Table/Bar/Line/Donut/Table widgets, if any, 2 per row
Each visualisation is called a Widget in the application. We have different types available based on the type of data they want to show to the user.
☞ Each widget is built based on the data available to the logged in user. So, you need to build once and deploy to applicable Roles. Only those Roles will see the widgets deployed for them and that too, using the data applicable for their login.
Aggregation Widget - Widget to display a computed number - Numeric field and the applicable aggregation to be selected - For e.g., Total receipts collected from all your Members
Message Widget - Widget to display custom rich text messages for your users - For e.g., Announce a meeting at the District level to only District level Roles
Bar/Line/Donut Widget - Widget to display data in chosen style (Bar/Line/Donut) based on the field selected - For e.g., Count of Workflows per Location, Count of Members per Location, Count of Members per Gender
Formatted Table Widget - Define any data, static or computed, in the form of a user-defined table - For e.g., generate a table of users who have not logged in for the past one month
How does it work?
Some rules, first:
Widgets can be created and added/edited/deleted by Superuser and Users of allowed Roles (Refer to 3rd point below) ONLY on the Desktop.
Superuser can add/edit/delete ALL widgets - even widgets defined by other users
Users have to be given WRITE permissions under Structure > Permissions > Selected Project > Role > Dashboard Configuration for them to be able to add/edit/delete widgets; ☞ Note that NONE/READ permissions here means all add/edit/delete permissions will be lost even if they had it at the time of creation of their own widget
Users can edit/delete ONLY the widgets they have created
Users can view widgets assigned to them using the Shown To: (Selected Roles) form field of the Add/Edit Widget form
Can you show me how?
Example 1 : Widget to show counts of different kinds of workflows in all statuses
Widget to show counts of different workflows in Overdue status per User
Widget to show counts of 1 workflow type per location per status in the form of a Grouped bar chart