DashHub is where you can oversee multiple aspects of your process through tiles that provide windows into the events captured by both TrendHub and ContextHub. DashHub is the control center of your process, where you can keep a close eye on the behaviour of your assets that make up your processes in one location.
The dashboard is the core visual estate created in DashHub, it is your TrendMiner control centre for the assets and processes you manage. The board is where you create the visual overview of your processes and ultimately oversee and monitor the status of your assets as they play out their daily operations.
As your multiple events are captured by TrendHub and ContextHub, they can be conveniently visualised in one location, your DashBoard. Instead of working through separate views of TrendHub and ContextHub, as you try to work out what is going on with your process, open DashHub so that you can see all your views and monitors in one location, giving you time to respond to issues efficiently and effectively.
The following image is an example of a dashboard that contains six tiles.
The dashboard is your control center, the tiles are your individual views into TrendHub and ContextHub and your created monitors and alert facility.
How to create a dashboard
1. Click the Hub selector in the TrendMiner UI.
2. Select DashHub.
3. Click on the + icon to create a new Dashboard.
The tiles provide the content of your dashboard and are visual micro-displays that can be created and fixed to your dashboard. They are the eyes of your dashboard that give you direct sight into the operation of your assets.
There are three types of tiles:
- ContextHub view count tile
- TrendHub view tile
- Monitor / Alert tile
ContextHub view count tile
TrendHub view tile
Monitor / Alert tile
Each tile is linked to a view created in TrendHub and ContextHub or a TrendHub Monitor. The size and controllability of your tiles enables you to bring all your views and monitors of interest together at one location. You can add multiple tiles to a dashboard, as well as reshape, auto-refresh, click-through, share and export. The tiles also have a description option that provides context to your visual experience.
For information on how to add tiles look to the dashboard tiles document.
Edit and view modes
Towards the top right corner of your dashboard is the option to set your board to view or edit mode. Click onto the edit/view mode button to choose between the two. The differences between the modes are the actions you can carry out.
Note: To edit your board you click on the edit button. When you wish to place your board back into view mode, click the view button.
In "Edit mode" the actions that can be carried out include adding a new tile, refreshing the board manually, save, and renaming of the board. You can also reshape and move your tiles.
In "View mode" the actions that can be carried out include the manual refreshment of the board, save and renaming of the board. You also have the click-through option on the tiles that enable you to go to the underlying views and monitors.
Reshaping and moving tiles
In "Edit mode" you can reshape and move your tiles.
At the bottom right hand corner of your tile you can click and hold onto a small grey corner arrow to reshape your tile as you would like. To relocate your tile, click and hold the tile and move it to a location on the dashboard that suits you.
If in "View Mode" you see a tile with interesting information that deserves further investigation, you can use the tiles click-though option to go directly to the view or monitor of interest. Click the three vertical dots, and then just click through to the source. You can also click on the title of the tile to click through to the source.
What is the auto-refresh setting for dashboards?
In DashHub you can create a dashboard with tiles and enable a setting called “auto-refresh”. When turned on, the tiles on you dashboard will periodically refresh their content on a time interval of you choosing.
Why use auto-refresh for dashboards?
Dashboards have the auto-refresh option so that your TrendHub, ContextHub view tiles and monitor tiles are refreshed periodically. This will enable you to have the latest information concerning your processes.
Important: The live modes of TrendHub are not linked to DashHub. Clicking on live mode in TrendHub has no effect in DashHub.
How to create an auto-refresh dashboard
1. Goto TrendHub and create a view with the "Relative time frame" option switched on. See here for more information on "Relative time frames".
2. Goto ContextHub and create views ensuring that you select a period associated with the final hours of operation in ContextHub grid views and/or ContextHub Gantt views.
Note: The "Enable live mode" switch refers to live mode of the views in ContextHub, and bear no relation to any action in DashHub.
3. Goto DashHub and create tiles using your new TrendHub and ContextHub views and also any monitors you have set up in TrendHub. See below for further details on how to create tiles.
4. Click on the automatic refresh mode button situated in the top right corner of your DashHub UI. When clicked, the button will turn, indicating that the mode is active.
5. Click the "Actions" button.
6. Click save.
Periodically your tiles will update with a new value dependent on the data in the other hubs.
Note: The default setting for periodic refresh is set to 5 minutes for tiles (adjustable to 1min if necessary). Alert tiles are the exception, with a 1 minute default setting.
Sharing your dashboard is carried out in the work organiser. For information on this read here.
You can export the content contained on your dashboard in HTML format.
Once your dashboard has been built, you will be able to run it immediately. Over time you may want to report the details contained on and behind your dashboard. Using the dashboard export option you can create HTML reports of your process events very easily. This can be helpful when, for example, creating a shift handover report.
To export your dashboard in report form:
- In DashHub, select your dashboard of interest.
- Click on the "Actions" button.
- In the drop down menu, select "Export as HTML".
Items in the views that make up your dashboard are now exported in full on the HTML page in report format. When you examine the exported report you will see base information associated to each tile neatly listed.
Descriptions of tiles
When in "View mode" you can view tile descriptions very quickly:
- Select a tile and click the three vertical dots at the top right hand corner of the tile.
- In the drop down menu select "View description".
A description of the tile is quickly presented within a popup.
Descriptions presented are those descriptions written when creating the original items and views.
Note: For more information on tiles, read this article.
What are dashboard triggers?
A dashboard trigger automatically activates the export of a selected dashboard when a context-item changes state or a certain context type is added to the dashboard.
Why use the trigger?
Your dashboard, running as defined, will provide operators and or engineers all the information pertinent to the process of interest. For example, when an automatically created context item of type "shift" is created, an export of the board in the form of a process report can be set to automatically create and attach to the item, during a predetermined shift change.
Anyone with access to the item will be able to download and read the latest process report, relinquishing the need to manually create the report.
How to create a dashboard trigger
The dashboard trigger can be created in ContextHub. It requires a workflow to be setup so that you can create the "states" necessary to trigger the delivery of a dashboard report based on your tile status. These triggers fire automatically when your chosen state has been met. Your trigger requirement could be a shift change, the end of a process run, or a paused process.
1. Create a context type as normal.
2. Identify the context item type in context item type grid, click the three dots at the far right of the row.
3. In the drop down, select "Edit dashboard triggers".
4. A panel will appear from the right, select a state on which the trigger should activate.
5. Click on "Select dashboard" and identify dashboard of interest.
6. Click on the + sign to add your new trigger to the overview list. This list provides an overview of your preset triggers.
Your trigger is now set to create a report automatically, at your preselected time(s).