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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook by Xavier Hacking, David Lai

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Grouping and organizing components with the canvas container

In the Grouping canvas components recipe in Chapter 1, Staying in Control, we discussed how grouping multiple components works. This solution is a good option when a limited number of components are involved. But if you are building a dashboard with a lot of overlapping layers, maybe even in combination with the dynamic visibility functionality, it is recommended to use the canvas container component.

Getting ready

No preparation required. Just open a new Dashboard Design file.

How to do it...

  1. Drag a canvas container component into the canvas.
  2. Resize the canvas container component to almost half the same size of the canvas.
  3. Drag a line chart component directly into the canvas container. ...

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