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Visualizing Tag Data on a Dashboard

    Last Modified: November 15, 2017

    Create a custom data visualization panel, or dashboard, using Skyline Tags and Dashboard Builder.

    1. In NI SystemLink Web Client, click Dashboard Builder.
    2. Click Create New. You can also click Import to browse for an existing dashboard.
    3. Enter a name for the dashboard and click Create.
    4. At the top of the Panel, select the screen size for which you want to optimize your dashboard.
    5. Drag the control or indicator you want to use to visualize tag data onto the Panel. For information about which data types controls and indicators accept, refer to the tag formatting help.
    6. Bind input properties to tag values. You can find all tags currently stored on your server in the Tag Browser.
      • Drag and drop the tag into the value field in the Property Editor, or click the square next to the value field and type the tag name. The field text turns blue to indicate you are selecting a tag.
      • If you are binding an Items control, such as a drop-down list or radio button group, click Bind as tags to interpret the string displayed in the control as a tag. For more information on specifying values for Items controls, refer to the Items control help.
      • To create more complex bindings, such as binding one control or indicator property value to another, refer to the binding syntax help.
    7. Optional: To specify a hard-coded value, clear the tag value from the field and click the square next to the field to enter the value.
    8. Click Save and Option»Play to see your dashboard updated with the properties you specified.
    9. In the Property Editor, specify any other customizations for the control or indicator in your dashboard, such as format and display options.
    10. Repeat steps 5 through 7 for any other inputs or outputs you want to include in the dashboard.
    11. Click Save and Option»Play to view your dashboard.

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