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Style

Dashboard style

Global dashboard settings which are applied to all components in a dashboard

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Global Change Overwrite

Changes made using the global Style menu of dashboards will overwrite any individual changes at the component level.

Dashboard Theme
Light or Dark
Widgets Spacing
Margin in pixels around each component
Widget Shadow
When checked, applies a drop shadow to each component
Border Size, Border Color, Border Rounding and Border Spacing
Defines the border applied to components. To apply a border, set Border Size to a value greater than 1. Border Spacing sets the distance between the border and the inner component.
Worksheet Padding
Padding in pixels around each component
Show Loading Indicators
When dashboard sends a request for data, a spiral "loading" indicator appears on screen until data is uploaded.

Show Loading Indicators

If your dashboard uses streaming, managed or polling data, uncheck Show Loading Indicators.

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A simple image logo can be added to a dashboard using a Text Input component.

  1. Drag the Text Input component into the dashboard, then select it.

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  2. Click inside the Formatted Text box of the Basics properties to open the editor.

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  3. Use the menu bar to add an image.

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    Ensure your logo image uses a transparent background – to be compatible with the background of the dashboard.

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  4. Set the height and width of the logo in pixels.

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    50 pixels is a good height for a logo. The importer will re-scale the logo maintaining its aspect ratio if only the image height is set.

  5. Delete the default insert text here before adding the logo.

  6. If your logo is positioned to the left of the dashboard, change the Horizontal alignment to Left. (Vice versa for right-positioned logos.)

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  7. Prevent the appearance of unnecessary scroll bars around the logo on browser resize: update Advanced CSS from the Style menu.

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    • Click the CSS icon to activate the selector.

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    • Roll over the component until the div.htmlContent box is selected:

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    • Amend the CSS to hide scroll bars: set the overflow property to hidden. (Remember to add the CSS inside the {} brackets.)

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Tip

If dashboard styling is used to align and position components, remember to update the Margins setting of the Text Input component to undo any unnecessary changes to the position of the logo.

Component style

Some style settings common to many components

Title

Controls title positioning relative to the component pane and outer border

Sample title settings Results
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Adjusting Title Left and Title Right will add margin even if the title is center-aligned by Title Horizontal Align in the Format dialog.

Margins

Outer margins

Spacing in pixels outside of component and component border

Inner margins
Spacing in pixels between the rectangular component area and any utilized border.

Tip

In the absence of a defined border, changes between inner and outer margins will appear similar.

Added widget spacing is the equivalent of outer margins in the Margins menu of a component

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Border Spacing sets the spacing between the elements of the component and the border.

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Border Spacing is the the equivalent of inner margins in the Margins menu of a component.

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Rounding of borders is possible only if Border Size has a value greater than 1. Use of more rounded borders requires increased border spacing to avoiding edge cutting of the border.

Dashboard and component margins

Dashboard margin settings override component margin settings. When styling dashboards, set margins at the dashboard level before setting them for individual components.

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Title
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Title Font Size
In pixels
Title Font Color

Click on the color bar to bring up the palette menu

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Title Bold
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Title Shadow
When checked, applies shadow to the title
Title Horizontal Align
Horizontal position of the title within component
Title Bottom Border Size

Pixel distance between the title and the component content

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Border and background color

Component Color is the color of the component’s border and title background when Transparent Background is unchecked

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Border Size, Rounding and Color

These three parameters control the borders of a component:

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Inner margins

Adjust Inner Top and Inner Bottom margins if necessary to avoid the rectangular box of the component cutting into a rounded border.

Component Shadow
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ChartBarColors

Color order for a pivot query. In the absence of a pivot query, the assignment of the colors is done in the order of the Data.

Advanced CSS

Click inside the Advanced CSS editor. Click the selector icon, then inside the chart component to edit CSS rules.

  1. Click inside the Advanced CSS editor

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  2. Click the Element selector.

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  3. Use the selector to point at the area of the component to change. The editor will automatically detect and assign the relevant widget ID and reference CSS - all that’s needed is the custom content, e.g. color, background-color etc.

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  4. Apply the changes

Finding the Widget ID

Any Advanced CSS component can be used to define the CSS for any component in a dashboard, all that's required is the correct Widget ID. Use Chrome Developer Tools, Elements Inspector to source the Widget ID. Select an element with the Developer Tool pointer directing it on the component in the Dashboard. This will focus the Elements content on the component HTML. Associated CSS will be displayed in the right column and widget ID in the main pane. Screenshot

CSS classes

CSS classes can be used to style components. CSS classes can be created directly or assigned to a view state parameter.

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