Add Dashboard Items

After you created a dashboard and provided data to it, add dashboard items to display visual or textual information in a dashboard.
To create a dashboard item, click the corresponding button in the Toolbox or drag an item from the Toolbox into the dashboard surface.


This creates an empty dashboard item. You can configure it in the dashboard item menu:


Allows you to customize a dashboard item layout using drag-and-drop operations.
Invokes the Binding menu that allows you to create and modify data binding of the selected dashboard item.
Invokes the Filters menu that allows you to apply filters on a dashboard item.
Invokes the Interactivity menu that contains settings affected by the interaction between various dashboard items.
Invokes the Options menu that contains specific options and settings related to the current dashboard item. Settings can be combined into sections like Common, Legend, Colors, etc.
Convert To
Invokes the Convert To dialog that allows you to convert or duplicate the current item.
Deletes the current dashboard item from the dashboard surface.

Dashboard Item Settings

The LoadGen Dashboard provides elements that display visual or textual information in a dashboard. For instance, the Chart displays data using interactive graphs; the Grid displays data in a tabular form; Maps allow you to place callouts, bubbles, or pies on the map using geographical coordinates, etc.
Dashboard items can be divided into the following groups:
  • Data Visualization Items
  • Filter Elements
  • Dashboard Item Containers

Data Visualization Items

Dashboard Item
Displays data graphically using bars, lines, points, etc.
Scatter Chart
Allows you to visualize relationships between numeric variables.
Allows you to display data in tabular form.
Displays a series of pies or donuts that represent each value’s contribution to the total value.
Displays a series of KPI elements (cards), each illustrating the difference between two values.
Visualizes data with KPI elements (gauges). Each gauge measures progress toward a goal / KPI.
Displays cross-tabular reports and allows you to analyze multi-dimensional data.
Choropleth Map
Allows you to colorize areas in proportion to the provided values.
Geo Point Map
Allows you to place callouts on the map using geographical coordinates.
Bubble Map
Displays bubbles on the map using geographical coordinates.
Pie Map
Allows you to place pies on the map using geographical coordinates.
Range Filter
Allows end-users to apply filters by dragging selection thumbs along the argument axis.
Allows you to add static images or use images located in a data store.
Text Box
Displays rich text in a dashboard.
Allows you to visualize data in nested rectangles.

Filter Elements

Filter elements are used to apply filtering to other dashboard items. Read more about filter elements in this article.


Dashboard Item Containers

Containers are used to arrange items and manage dashboard items interaction within and outside the container.


Dashboard Item Group
The Dashboard item group arranges dashboard items and allows you to manage the interaction between dashboard items within and outside the group.
Dashboard Tab Container
The Dashboard Tab container enables you to split the dashboard layout into several pages.

Configure your dashboard item

  • Bind the dashboard item to data.
  • Configure filters.
  • Set specific dashboard item settings based on their type. For more information, refer to the following topic: Dashboard Items Settings.
  • Perform the required data shaping operations (such as grouping, sorting, etc.).
  • Use the interactivity features to enable interaction between various dashboard items.
  • Adjust the dashboard item’s position and size (layout) and specify the dashboard item caption settings.

Delete an item from your dashboard

To remove the dashboard item from the dashboard surface, use the Delete button in the dashboard item menu.


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