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Visualizing Test Data on a Dashboard

Last Modified: August 15, 2019

Create a dashboard to visualize test results from the Test Monitor API or TestStand. Test Monitor installs a default dashboard to help you visualize test data immediately. Edit the default dashboard or create a new one to visualize test data that is important to you.

Before you create your dashboard, determine if you need to customize an installed Jupyter notebook to execute and generate test reports relevant to your needs.

  1. In NI SystemLink Web Application, click Test Monitor.
  2. On the sidebar, hover over Dashboard and click +.

    If you want to use an existing dashboard as a template for a new dashboard, click Options »Duplicate.

  3. For Source, select how you want to generate the dashboard. Refer to the following table to choose the dashboard you want to generate.
    Source option Description
    Create new dashboard Build a dashboard from scratch.
    Add existing dashboard Access a dashboard in Test Monitor from the Dashboard Builder.
    Import dashboard file Upload a dashboard from another server as an .fp file.
  4. Depending on what you selected for the Source, complete one of the following tasks.
    • Enter a name for the dashboard and click OK.
    • Select the dashboard you want to access in Test Monitor and click OK.
    The dashboard editor opens. The dashboard also appears under Dashboard on the sidebar.
  5. At the top of the editor, click Panel Size and select the type of device on which you want monitor the dashboard.
  6. Considering your goals and the type of dashboard you generated, customize the dashboard in any of the following ways.

    Refer to Visualizing Data on a Tile Dashboard and SystemLink Predefined Properties in this manual for more information about creating a dashboard.

    • Click New Tile and select the tile you want to use to visualize data. Refer to the following table to determine the type of tile you want to add.
      Goal Data you want to display Tile type
      Visualize numeric information about your systems, assets, tests, or measurements
      • Tags
      • Tests
      • Assets
      • Notebooks
      Visualize data proportionally from multiple source to display performance, test results, and utilization of your systems, assets, and tests
      • Tags
      • Tests
      • Assets
      Visualize data on a graph to review historical trends and results from Jupyter notebooks
      • Tags
      • Notebooks
      Visualize contextual information about your systems, assets, tests, and measurements
      • Tags
      • Static text
      Visualize the time an event took place, timestamps associated with your data, or the current time in any time zone
      • Tags
      • Current time
      Visualize the conditions or health of your systems, assets, or tests Tags Status
    • Select a tile on the dashboard and modify its data source(s) or properties.
    • Move a tile to another position on the panel.
    • Select an existing tile and delete it.
  7. Disable the Edit toggle to view your dashboard.

    The dashboard editor automatically saves your dashboard whenever you make a change.

  8. To make more changes, enable the Edit toggle.
  9. Optional: To make this dashboard the default dashboard in Test Monitor, hover over it in the sidebar and click »Set as default.

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