Xtraction powered by Landesk
You assemble Xtraction content by dragging and dropping a data source's components from the navigation pane onto the design canvas of the details pane. The image below shows how this occurs in the Dashboard Designer tool:
As you assemble content for a dashboard or document, you're working with one individual component at a time. A dashboard or document can contain one or more components selected from any component type. Available components vary by target data source and can include graphs, charts, lists, or images.
Some component types enable you to show multiple, independent series of data from separate data sources. With these same components, you can also set up a calculated series that aggregates the data across those data sources.
Upon completion, you will have created an interactive, real-time dashboard design for onscreen viewing, or a document for export to Word or other formats for presenting to staff or management. For details about using these tools, see Using the Dashboard Designer or Using the Document Designer.
Each component type has its own design attributes. Available types include:
•Time components: Visually represent data using selected time slices. Available formats include column, grid, calendar, and so on, as well as stacked and 100% stacked formats, which enable you to portray the data in comparative context.
•Group components: Summarize the data of one or more fields from the data source (available formats include pie, bar, bubble, and so on). Group components may have multiple independent series, each coming from a different data source.
•Tree components: Summarize the data of one or more fields from the data source and displays the result as a hierarchy.
•Gantt components: Present data in a Gantt chart, displaying the result as a hierarchy and a duration in the form of graphical segments. Uses a start and end date to format the segments against a timeline.
•Pivot components: Show a multi-dimensional pivot based on rows and columns. Supports group and time pivots.
•Scorecard components: Summarize an entire data set to provide a single result instead of slicing by time or group as in the above components.
•List (record) components: Display raw data retrieved directly from data sources (without summation). For the list components of each data source, your administrator may have created a default list of columns to tailor the viewable content.
•Text components: Show simple text, such as when you need to display a large heading on a monitor or projector so that it's visible from a distance. You have the option of formatting the text as a URL to be opened in a new browser window.
•Image components: Display an image retrieved from the Xtraction server or from a URL, such as a vendor logo if a dashboard is combining data from multiple data sources from different vendors.
When components are displayed in the details pane, you can view the underlying data in more detail using a variety of methods, such as:
•Clicking the record count number in the header ("360" in the image below) to show the full list of detailed records underlying the component. Not all components have record counts.
•Hovering over individual items (data points) to see more details ("Model MacBook Pro" in the image below).
•Clicking items (data points) within a particular component to open a menu where you can cross-filter components:
•Filter Components (Replace): Replaces any existing temporary filter conditions with a new temporary filter. For example, if you select this option on "Model MacBook Pro" below, the filter condition is applied to any other components in the display to show data with the corresponding focus.
Note that the temporary filter is only applied to components that pull data from the same data source or that are linked in the data model via field groups.
•Filter Components (Add): Creates a filter condition based on the selected item and adds it to the existing temporary filter conditions.
•View Records: Displays the underlying record set.
To re-establish the base display after adding a temporary filter: In the details-pane header, click the icon and select Clear Temporary Filters.
Was this article useful?
The topic was:
Not what I expected
Copyright © 2017, Ivanti. All rights reserved.