Dashboards can provide a quick view of many different types of information, depending on your areas of interest. For example, you could display the list of issues currently assigned to you, view recent activity in selected projects, display a pie chart of open issues broken down by component, list the unassigned issues in a project, etc. You can set up as many dashboard pages as needed.
The Orange Tracker team has created a simple dashboard that displays the following:
This dashboard displays important fields like issue key, project name, issue summary, reporter, date created, and date updated. This is a baseline to dashboards and is available to everyone in Orange Tracker. The name of the dashboard is SU Basic Dashboard and the owner is Brian D Chabot (bdchabot) .
Dashboards contain one or more boxes of information called Gadgets. For more information on gadgets, see Gadgets in Orange Tracker. You can easily customize your dashboard by choosing a different layout, adding more gadgets, dragging the gadgets into different positions, and changing the look of individual gadgets. Each dashboard can be configured independently. You can also share your dashboards with other people and choose your favorite dashboards .
You can set the dashboard section to be your home page (the screen you see when you first log into Orange Tracker):
If "dashboard" is set as your home page, then the last dashboard you viewed in that browser will display the next time you log into Orange Tracker.
When you select "Dashboards" from the top menu, you see a list of your favorite dashboards. If you haven't yet set any favorite dashboards, you will see only the default system dashboard listed.
Select one of your favorite dashboards to view it. The list of favorite dashboards will now display in the left-hand column with the currently selected dashboard bolded. The other columns will hold gadgets.
Dashboards that you create are marked as favorites by default. You can mark dashboards created by other Orange Tracker users, if they have been shared with you, as favorites. To mark a dashboard created by other people as favorites, find the dashboard (see Searching for Dashboards below) and then select the "star" icon in the list of retrieve dashboards to mark it as a favorite.
To remove a dashboard from the favorites list:
To find a dashboard that is not on your favorites list, do the following:
You now have four options for filtering the dashboards in the left-hand menu of the "Manage Dashboards" screen:
When you bring up the list of "My" or "Popular" dashboards, you simply select the star icon of the dashboard(s) you wish to be favorites. If you select "Search," you use the search fields to bring up possible dashboard matches:
To add a dashboard retrieve by the search to your favorites list, select the "star" icon next to the dashboard name.
The "System Dashboard" that you see under "Dashboards" when you first start using JIRA is a "default" dashboard that has been configured by your JIRA administrator. You cannot edit the "System Dashboard"; but you can easily create your own dashboard, which you can then customize as you wish.
If you are currently viewing a dashboard:
If you are not currently viewing a dashboard:
You now see the following screen:
Fill in the following information on this screen:
You can select the "My" link under the "manage dashboards" screen to view dashboards you have created.
You can change the look of your dashboard by changing the number of columns on the dashboard and/or the size of the different columns.
For information on adding gadgets to dashboards, see Gadgets in Orange Tracker. Gadgets are arranged in the columns of a dashboard. You can drag a gadget to move it to another column or to move it up or down in the same column.
To move a gadget:
You can copy, edit, delete, and share dashboards. To access these operations, navigate to the appropriate dashboard page and then select "Tools."
When you select "Tools" and then "Copy Dashboard," you will be taken to the same screen you see when creating a dashboard. The only difference is that the "Start From" field will be filled in with the current dashboard. You will need to give the new dashboard a name. Optionally, you can enter a description, set whether the new dashboard is a favorite, and set up sharing of the dashboard with other users (for more information on these fields, see Create Dashboard Fields). Once you select "Add," a new dashboard will be created with same gadgets, layout, and look as the dashboard that was copied.
If you select "Tools" and then "Edit Dashboard," you will be taken to the same screen you see when creating a dashboard. You can then adjust the name, description, favorite status, and/or sharing of the dashboard (for more information on these fields, see Create Dashboard Fields). You can only create dashboards that you own (you automatically own any dashboard you create).
If you select "Tools" and then "Share Dashboard," you will be taken to the same screen you see when creating a dashboard. You can then adjust the sharing of the dashboard (for more information on the share fields, see Create Dashboard Fields). You can only adjust the sharing on dashboards that you own (you automatically own any dashboard you create).
If you select "Tools" and then "Delete Dashboard," you will be prompted to Confirm the delete. Once you select the "Delete" button the dashboard will be removed and cannot be recovered. You can only delete dashboards that you own (you automatically own any dashboard you create).