Building an interactive dashboard

Typical management dashboards provide a set of business metrics and a level of filtering operation to allow users to drill into the set of metrics. This section of the chapter will use the Dashboard example provided earlier to demonstrate the configuring of a Drop Down control to filter the data displayed on the dashboard. The following screenshot is the Total Sales Dashboard with the Drop Down control added in the upper-right of the dashboard:

Building an interactive dashboard

Notice the drop-down box is currently populated with the All Product Categories item. The items in the Drop Down can be manually populated through the Values tab of the Drop ...

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