Set up one or more dashboards in the Dashboard module to suit your product and team needs.
Dashboards are also available in the Overview tabs of the Backlog, Quality, and Pipelines modules.
You create and manage dashboards in the Dashboard module. Each dashboard opens in a tab. You can have up to 10 dashboard tabs open simultaneously, and switch between tabs without losing context.
Choose from several built-in dashboard templates, or create a custom dashboard with your own selection of widgets. You can add up to 30 widgets to a single dashboard.
For details on using dashboard templates, see Dashboard templates.
To create a custom dashboard:
- In the Dashboard module, on the toolbar, click + to open a new dashboard tab.
- In the new tab, select + Create new dashboard.
- Click + Add widget.
- In the Widget Gallery, select a pre-configured widget or create a customized widget:
To use a pre-configured widget, select a category and a widget within the category.
Tip: If you are not sure which widget to use, read the widget description to see which questions the widget helps answer.
- To create a customized widget, click Add custom graph and configure the widget. For details, see Configure widget settings.
Click Add to Dashboard. The widget is added to a new dashboard, and the dashboard tab prompts you to enter a name for the dashboard.
To change the dashboard name later, click the Edit tab name button in the dashboard tab.
To add another widget, click + Add widget in the dashboard toolbar. Repeat as necessary.
ALM Octane maintains the specific widgets and layout between sessions.
To clear the widgets on the dashboard and start again, click More and select Clear all widgets.
Configure the dashboard
Change the dashboard layout and placement of widgets, and apply global context filters to all widgets in the dashboard.
You can save changes only to dashboards that you created. When viewing a shared dashboard created by another user, you cannot save your changes. A shared dashboard is indicated by the Shared icon in the dashboard tab.
Tip: To save your changes to a dashboard shared with you, you can duplicate the dashboard and modify the duplicated dashboard. To duplicate a dashboard, in the toolbar, click More and select Duplicate dashboard.
Global context filters
Global context filters affect all widgets with the Global filter setting, as well as new widgets added to the dashboard. You can override the global filter for individual widgets.
The global context filters appear in the dashboard toolbar, above the widgets. To apply global context filters:
|Context filter||To apply|
|Release, Sprint, or Milestone||
Tip: Active filters appear in blue in the dashboard toolbar. You can deactivate a filter by clicking it.
Change the dashboard layout
To change the dashboard layout, in the dashboard toolbar, click the More buttonand select Change layout. Select your preferred layout for the dashboard widgets, and drag and drop widgets as needed to reposition them.
Note: When the top section of a layout is empty, you will see a large gap enabling you to drag widgets into the section. If you plan to leave it empty, you might want to consider using a different layout.