Dashboards & Portlets

You can set up dashboards to show summary information related to your projects or for your organization overall.

To access your dashboards, you can either select the Dashboards tab or the Dashboards option on the User Menu.

Creating Dashboards

You can create new dashboards from the Manage Dashboards grid.  Click on Add from the toolbar.

Enter the dashboard name on the Create New Dashboard dialog. You can then choose to either keep our dashboard private or to share with other users or groups of users.  

If you plan to share your dashboard, in the View Only field, select the users and/ or groups you wish to provide access to from the dropdown.  Note that only owners can add and configure portlets, however once the dashboard is shared then any user can then take ownership of the dashboard. 

Click on Save to create your new dashboard.

 

Customizing Dashboards

New dashboards are blank and ready for your to customize using the available portlets. Portlets can be dropped onto the dashboard and then moved around as required.

Portlets are accessed by clicking anywhere on the bar that stretches along the bottom, this will expand the Portlet selection area.

 


Enterprise Tester has many Portlets:

Activity Streams

Allows events to be posted to the dashboard

Actual vs EstimatedDisplays the actual versus estimated duration for script execution
Bar GraphDisplays a graph from underlying saved search/query criteria
Burndown ChartDisplays the actual versus estimated work remaining over time

Dashboard Links 

Allows fast access to other dashboards

Est vs Remaining TimeDisplays the estimated versus remaining duration for script execution
Execution Script StatusDisplays execution status from underlying saved search/query criteria
Gauge ChartDisplays a chart from underlying saved search/query criteria
Getting StartedLinks to getting started tasks
Grouped Bar GraphDisplays a graph from underlying saved search/query criteria
Incident NumbersDisplays a graph of Incident Numbers over time
Incident RateDisplays a graph of Incident Rate over time
Incident StatusDisplays a graph of Incident Statuses

My Notes 

Allows you to add plain-text notes to the Dashboard

Pie ChartDisplays a chart from underlying saved search/query criteria

Remote Content 

Allows the display of content from a URL page

Report Chart Classic Reports - displays charts form any of the configured reports
Requirement StatusDisplays a graph of Requirement Status

Rich Text

Allows editable content using a rich text editor

Tests Completed

Displays a graph of Tests Completed

Total Scripts Run

Displays a graph of Total Scripts Run

Two Series Bar Graph

Displays a graph from underlying saved search/query criteria

What's NewEnterprise Tester 'What's New' video

 

Add Portlets to your Dashboard

To add a portlet to your dashboard:

  1. Expand the portlet selection area by clicking anywhere on the bar visible at the bottom of the page
  2. Drag the required portlet onto your dashboard. 
  3. When a blue zone is displayed, release the portlet to drop it on the screen.

 

Portlet Output and Printing

For all portlets except the "Report Chart" portlet you can create JPEG or PNG output or create Print output.   (warning) You must have internet access for the outputs to render.

  1. Click the hamburger (three horizontal lines) in the top right hand corner on the chart.
  2. Select Print, JPEG or PNG options.