The Dashboard Spy

October 23, 2007

Ask The Dashboard Spy Video Tutorials Launched

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — Tags: , , — dashboardspy @ 5:42 am

Dashboard Spy readers can now have their dashboarding questions answered by the Dashboard Spy in video format. “Ask The Dashboard Spy” is a series of video tutorials that explore various business intelligence dashboard topics.

The first video is about “Coding Dashboard Portlets in HTML” and it explains a nifty trick on how to produce a live pie chart that displays your latest data. This dashboard tutorial is meant as an introduction to coding and will be of interest to dashboard project team members who have always wanted to get more technical.

Use the link above to view the dashboard video on the main Dashboard Spy site.

Here is a look at the portlet that you will see implemented. The HTML and CSS is straight-forward. The magic comes in how we code the pie chart. Using google docs spreadsheet web services, we can easily implement a live pie chart that is driven by values on a web-based spreadsheet.

Dashboard portlet sample

Tags: Ask The Dashboard Spy Video Tutorial, Coding Dashboard Portlets in HTML, Dashboard Software

1 Comment »

  1. Hello Dashboard Spy. I enjoy your blog about business intelligence dashboards. It is good to see such information. I have been studying this topic for many months now and am glad to see so many examples. I will visit your site often.

    I was very interested in seeing your post about “KPI Requirements for Dashboard Projects – Using the KPI Wheel”. Thank you for the information about this dashboard topic. There is a dashboard project at work about this subject.

    The wheel graphic is very nice. I like the colors and the questions are very interesting – What Question? Who’s Asking, Why is it Important, etc. I think it is very good. I also like the layout of the screen. I have a question about the boxes on the right side. Is the user supposed to type the answers to the questions into the boxes?

    Comment by Shylesh — November 22, 2007 @ 1:15 am


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