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Wendy
New Contributor II
New Contributor II

This release of Dashboards includes new features designed to improve the user experience for data sources and view states. Some examples of these improvements include: 

 

  • Quick Access to the Data and View State dialogs 

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New icons have been added at the top of the Properties Panel to provide quick and easy access to your data sources and view states at any time. 
 

  • User-Defined Component Names 

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You can now give your components a meaningful name by using the Name property. We’ll also see more uses for this feature in the next section. 

 

  • View State Graph   Screenshot(3) viewstate graph.png

    Probably the most notable feature is the addition of the View State Graph. The view state graph illustrates any and all references being made to a selected view state in the Dashboard.  

    You can easily see the items that use a view state by simply clicking on it. It doesn’t matter where you see the view state. If you are looking at a view state in the Dashboards property panel or anywhere in Dashboards – just click on it to see the view state graph. 

    By default, the components in the view state graph are labeled with an internal name. When you have multiple components of the same type, it can be difficult to differentiate the components in the view state graph because they all share the same icon:  Understanding which ChartGL component has a reference to this view state by its internal name can be challenging.Understanding which ChartGL component has a reference to this view state by its internal name can be challenging.

    Using the naming feature, you can give your components a more meaningful name, which will help easily identify them in the view state graph: Screenshot(5) - 3 ChartGLs named in graph.png

     

     

    • New Layout of the View State dialog Screenshot(6) - new layout vs State.png

      With the addition of the view state graph, the view state dialog is updated with a layout that more closely resembles the layout of the Data dialog. View states are displayed on the left and the details for the selected view state are displayed on the right. Both sections on the right are collapsible and a button is now available to maximize this dialog.  

     

    • Clean Up button for Unused Data Sources and View States 

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After you have finished designing your Dashboard, you may have data sources and view states lying around that were created but ultimately not used in your Dashboard. For this reason, a Clean Up button has been added to both the Data and View State dialogs to identify these items and optionally remove them: Screenshot(8) - unusedviewstatesdialog.png

 

Try out these features, and more for free - download the latest copy of KX Dashboards today at:  

https://code.kx.com/dashboards/gettingstarted/ 

Let’s go!  

1 Comment
Kieran
New Contributor III
New Contributor III

Thanks for sharing, Wendy 👏