Configuring Plumsail Dashboard Designer to visualize integrated data
Now your data should be present in
SharePoint. You will have a list of a few thousand items (in our example there
are 70k+ entries, don't worry about the list view threshold - no problem with
this with BDLC), and that´s quite a number to look through without other tools.
This is when the Plumsail Dashboard Designer comes in.
- Download and install from the vendor page. After activating the product
feature, open the site where you wish to display the chart in edit mode and hit
“Insert” in the ribbon. There is a separate button “Plumsail Chart” that will
insert a default webpart into the selected zone.
- Hit configure to open the settings section.
- Choose a SharePoint site as source, then the above-created list and the
view. You can (de-)select all columns to integrate in the chart individually.
- Remove the row limit for our example.
Fig.3: Data Source settings in
Plumsail Dashboard Designer
- Move to the tab “Aggregation”. We want to display only the amount of different
status messages in our log, so we define a new aggregation “MessageCount” as
Now save and move on to “Dashboard”. Select an appropriate chart and configure
the axis data. For our example, we selected the “Bar” chart, decided to display
each greap as a separate serie and filled the Category and Value settings with
the level field.
Fig.5: Chart Settings in Plumsail
Save your settings and exit the configuration settings. Now you should have a
summary of your log statuses shown in a handy chart (as shown above), so that
your maintenance team is always up to date about incoming errors.
solution is optimized for Microsoft SharePoint Server on-premises. Similar
solutions are available for SharePoint Online. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org in case of any questions.