What is a Dashboard?
What is a Dashboard?
What is a dictionary?
have you searched the forum for "dashboard"?
A dashboard can whatever you want it to be. I thought your question was a bit vague so I asked the question to draw out more specifics.
A less vague question back to OP is: what do you think should be on the dashboard? Then and only then can anyone help you.
This brings back a memory of a story Jason Mundok told. The moral was that dashboards are great and flashy if you've got money to burn, but for the most part, are the first things to be sacrificed when you have to look at database necessity.
My takeaway? It's been years since I had any desire to create a "dashboard".
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Check out FMAcademy’s September 23 – How to Create Dashboards with FileMaker for Improved Business Performance
Webinar and sample file. Here is the link http://www.filemakeracademy.com/index.php/past-webinars-wordpressdefault/page/3/
I agree with the disagreement. The need is really dictated by business needs/logic. For our multi-unit restaurant company we live on dashboards from the unit level up to me the Owner (and Chief FM Developer).
Creting really impactful dashboards is as much art as it is science. They are a very succinct and efficient way to understand business metrics and the dive into the area that needs attention. I have seen some really bad dashboards in my day. Prime offenders are:
- They have so much packed into them that the important data gets lost in the clutter
- They don't show the critical business metrics
- Too many bells and whistles get in the way of the data
- They show the data that is used at a higher level but isn't actionable to the user.
- For example - on a daily basis Managers don't need to look on a Dashboard to see what their labor percentage is, they need to see ways to help manage that. My multi-unit managers and I want to see what the percent is to see if it within accepted parameters.
I do agree that they are some of the last parts to be implemented and potentially the earliest to get cut in some cases but if they are done well they are priceless.
This is a great presentation.
Thanks alot now i can able to great my own dashboard
i want to plot the two graph in single layout,
But both are Same table graph
Business unit (Sort) in X axies
Business Division Count in Y axies
Management cadre (Sort ) in X axies
Management Cadre Count in Yaxies
i want to Plot both chat in same layout but i am getting invalid values for one grap both Sort in Different fields
What Data Source are you using (Found Set, Delimited Data, Related Records)? I find that for a Dashboard it is generally easiest to have a Sessions layout (one for each user) and then pull the chart data in either through delimited data or related records.
Can you share how the data is related and how you are setting up the chart?
Hi thanks for replying me
I am using found set because I sort based on
Two different fields for 2graphs
I can't use delimited data or related table
Because it's nearly 2000 records
You already have another discussion set up for this question:
Please use that discussion for your two graphs on a layout question.
Cross posting is annoying and not helpful. Your question here has been answered, then mark it answered.
I would recommend using either the delimited or related records method for this. 2000 records is nothing.
I would create a table called Session or Chart. In that table you will have whatever fields you need to relate and filter you actual chart data: Start Date, End Date, ….
In the Relationship graph create whatever table occurrences that you need to relate your data to your chart.
Create a layout based on the Session table and put your charts their based on related records. Alternatively you can use delimited data by creating a field on the session table and use the list function to pull in the data that you want. Personally I think that is going the long way around though.