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Dashboards provide a way to display any kind of data through widgets at different levels:

Overview

Concepts and mechanisms describe below apply for both global and project dashboards.

Creating Dashboard

Logged users can create as many dashboards as they need.

Select Manage dashboards and fill the form to create the new dashboard:

The newly created dashboard will appear immediately in the left navigation bar and and can be customised by adding widgets.

Managing Dashboards

Press Manage dashboards to manage available dashboards:

From there you can :

  1. Change the order of dashboards in the left navigation bar
  2. Delete a dashboard
  3. Follow / Unfollow a shared dashboard

An administrator can customise the list and the content of default dashboards. Default dashboards are the ones presented to unauthenticated users as well as authenticated users that have not done any customization. This is done by logging in, go to Configuration > Default dashboards and then select default dashboards to display and their order,

When administrators create a dashboard, they have the ability to share it. This means that this dashboard can be followed by authenticated users and can also be used as a default dashboard. This is done by ticking Shared:

Customizing dashboards

The content of the default dashboard can only be configured by an administrator.

To change the layout of a dashboard (e.g. three columns instead of two), you need to press Edit layout and then pick a layout:

To add a widget you need to select Configure widgets. The list of available widgets is shown at the top of the page. Pressing Add widget will add the desired widget:

To move a widget within a dashboard, you need to have selected Configure widgets. You can then drag & drop the widget.

To remove a widget you need to select Configure widgets and then press Delete:

Project Dashboard

The project dashboard is the entry point when looking at a project. It presents an overview of the project measures.

Global Dashboard

Overview

Global dashboards are available at instance level and can be accessed through the menu on the left.

Any widget can be added to a global dashboard. Thus, any kinds of information from a project or from the Sonar instance can be displayed at will.

Global Dashboards Shipped with Sonar

By default, Sonar is shipped with three global dashboards:

My favourites

This dashboard includes one filter that lists all the resources that have been flagged as favourite by the logged user. See this tutorial to know how to flag a resource as favourite:

Projects

This dashboard includes one filter that lists all the projects of the Sonar instance:

Treemap

This dashboard includes one filter that displays all the projects of the Sonar instance as a Treemap (size = number of lines, color = rules compliance):

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