JDashboard Basic Concepts
This topic describes the main JDashboard concepts: library components, component library, and dashboards.
You can use library components and data components in reports to build dashboards. They can present data via intuitive components such as charts, crosstabs, tables, KPIs, and geographic maps. You can create and edit library components using Logi Report Designer, and then publish them to Logi Report Server for use in dashboards. Library components can also come from report components. You can save a data component in a web report to a library component, using either Web Report Studio or Logi Report Designer. Library components use .lc as the file suffix.
Component library contains one Public Components folder and a My Components folder for each specific dashboard user.
Public Components and My Components are two built-in folders in the server resource tree root for storing library components. The Public Components folder contains public components available to everyone. The My Components folder holds personal components for each dashboard user.
A workspace window that can contain any number of library components.
- Components from library
When inserting a library component from the component library into a dashboard, you are not copying the component from the library, but instead referencing it from the library.
- Report components
You can insert data components, such as tables, charts, crosstabs, KPIs, and geographic maps in reports, into dashboards as library components.
- Objects from the Toolbox
In addition to library components, you can select objects from the Toolbox such as labels, images, special fields, filter controls, third-party objects, and HTML components.