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Visualizing Data on a Tile Dashboard

Last Modified: November 7, 2019

Create a dashboard comprised of tiles to visualize tag, test, system, or asset data gathered from your distributed systems.

  1. In NI SystemLink Web Application, click Dashboards.
  2. Click Create New. You can also click Import to browse for an existing dashboard.
  3. Enter a name for the dashboard.
  4. Select Tile for the dashboard type.
  5. Click Create. The dashboard editor opens.
  6. Click to configure the settings of the dashboard.
    1. Optional: Enable System filter to switch between systems to view data specific to that system.

      If you do not want to create multiple dashboards to monitor each of your managed systems, enable the system filter so you can quickly switch between systems you want to visualize.

    2. Optional: Enable Sharing if you want to share the dashboard with others.
    3. Click OK.
  7. Click New Tile and select the tile you want to use to visualize data.
  8. On the Data tab, select the type of data you want to display on the tile. For example, if you want to display data from a Jupyter notebook on a graph tile, click Tag path» Notebooks.
  9. Specify the data source you want to display on the tile.
  10. If you want to display additional data on the tile, click + and repeat steps 7-8 as many times as you need.

    Donut and graph tiles are the only tile types to which you can add multiple data sources. The additional data sources must be the same type of data source. Therefore, if you add a tag to a graph tile, you can only add other tags to the tile.

  11. On the Properties tab, configure how you want the tile to look. For example, if the data source automatically displays a unit property, you can disable the Units toggle if you do not want to display the unit property on the tile. Refer to Adding Properties to a Data Source to Display on a Dashboard Tile in this manual to learn more about the properties you can automatically display on a tile.
  12. Repeat steps 6-10 to add more tiles to the dashboard.
  13. At the top of the editor, click Panel Size and select the type of device on which you want to monitor the dashboard.
  14. Disable the Edit toggle to view your dashboard.

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

  15. To make more changes, enable the Edit toggle.

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