Dashboarding made simple: create custom content in DASH
Shikha Srivastava 110000AW08 Visits (3138)
Are you creating Dashboards using JAZZ SM UI service and you need to display your custom content on a dashboard? Content Box is for you to look at.
Based on feedback at Pulse 2013, Dashboard Application Services Hub (DASH) now has a new feature that provides an extendible model supporting inclusion of any url addressable custom content as widgets in DASH and the same can be added to the custom dashboards.
The custom content can be written in any web based technology and needs to be URL addressable. You can set title, help and skin for the custom content just like for any other native DASH widgets.
You can go more creatinve and extend your custom content to participate in eventing that allows interaction with other widgets on the dashboard, personalization supporting saving and retrieving preferences at dashboard and user level among others.
We are incrementally adding more capabilities for this feature. Complete details on all the capabilities available with JAZZ SM 188.8.131.52 can be found at the infocenter.
Here are some examples where Content Box can be very handy
- Custom static images, One can use Content Box to deploy static images that can be then displayed in dashboards via image widget. Simple scenarios I have been using this is for includes uploading background images for custom dashboards or logo on a custom dashboard
- Custom Content, This can be simple or complicated web based url addressable content. One example is a clock on a NOC dashboard. Below is a screenshot of sample dashboard that comes with DASH. Notice simple UI on the right hand upper corner disp
Good luck and Happy Dashoarding