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Publish and Export

Once a dashboard is saved and published, anyone with the appropriate permission can view or edit it.

Snapshot PDF view

A screenshot of a dashboard can be taken using the PDF button: Screenshot. See PDF server for more details.

Publish Dashboards

New dashboards are published by checking the box to the right of the Name; to convert a dashboard into draft form, uncheck this selection.


Draft dashboards are prefixed 'Draft' in the Document List. Draft dashboards are not visible in the Viewer.

Draft dashboards will show in the Manage dialog with no selection check; click the check to publish the dashboard. The Manage dialog is accessible at the end of the Document List.



To view a dashboard, select a dashboard and click Screenshot. This will open the dashboard Viewer in a new tab.

Enable "Share Dashboard" in the Dashboard menu


Share dashboard state

Dashboards can be shared to include active states, allowing users to reproduce a view using specific user selections and inputs. This information is stored as part of the shared link.


The share dashboard option also includes a link shortener.


File export

Export data from component as an CSV or XLS file; screenshot option available in charts.


selection export
Show Export CSV Button Export display values as CSV file
Show Export Excel Button Export display values as an XLS file
Show Screenshot Button Take an image snapshot (.png) of your chart
Show Full Export Button Export data set, including display and hidden columns, as zipped Excel file.

Pivot Grid Full Export

Full export will create a zip file of breakdown and aggregate columns (inclusive) with complete drill down details.


Includes variable as part of file save name



Filename Part

A filename for the exported file, or a View State Parameter which can be linked to a Text Input for user defined file names.

PDF server

Configuration & Installation

Ensure all prerequisites are installed

  • Node.js 14+ (use LTS) 10.23.1+
  • Linux Dependencies: alsa-lib.x86_64 atk.x86_64 cups-libs.x86_64 gtk3.x86_64 ipa-gothic-fonts libXcomposite.x86_64 libXcursor.x86_64 libXdamage.x86_64 libXext.x86_64 libXi.x86_64 libXrandr.x86_64 libXScrnSaver.x86_64 libXtst.x86_64 pango.x86_64 xorg-x11-fonts-100dpi xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi xorg-x11-fonts-cyrillic xorg-x11-fonts-misc xorg-x11-fonts-Type1 xorg-x11-utils

Install Puppeteer

  • Run npm install in the /pdf folder.

Start the PDF Server

Start the PDF server by running q pdf.q in the /pdf folder

Enable PDF Button

Update the /www/config.json file, add "PdfUrl": "http://localhost:5011/":

    "NewPdf": true,
    "pushStateBase": "",
    "PdfUrl": "http://localhost:5011/"

The enabled PDF Server will add the PDF icon in the Toolbar menu of Dashboards


Aditional Information

Dashboard Printable Area

The PDF prints the viewable area. If the Dashboard scrolls off-screen, click Fill Height in Dashboard Properties to make the dashboard view a single page.


Expand Tab Component Contenet While Publishing

To enable Tab Control component to expand while ceating pdf make sure to click Expand When Creating Pdf in Tab Control Properties.


PDF Menu


File Name
Exported PDF file
Print Filters
When enabled, the PDF will include details of shared view states from the URL.
PDF Width
Select between standard or snapshot current preview (1920px)