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Identifying Dashboards

As one of the more visual extensions, Dashboard is one of the easiest extensions to identify. The dashboard extension helps visualise data about the application in different graphical forms.

While the use of the word “dashboard” may make people think of a page of graphs, some stats and maybe a todo list or a timeline, the Dashboards Extension Overview specifically is best suited for the graph part of that page. Better yet, the extension isn’t even restricted to a “dashboard” but can be used anywhere that a graph of data is required; and that is the key to identifying potential uses of the extension. Any time you need a graph (not a timeline), you can use the Dashboard extension to visualise the data.

Examples of Dashboards.

Dashboards are almost anywhere you can look in the internet. Any sort of tool where you need to view or manage data will have an example of one.

Excel/Spreadsheet Apps.

One of the things that makes Excel great is the ability to create graphs based on the data which you have entered into your spreadsheet. You can choose what data, what type of graph and it will automatically create the graph for you to see.

Jira Reporting.

The Jira Reporting system is an excellent example of what Dashboards can do. You can choose from a series of graph/report types, select your date range and parameters, and voila… you have a graph!