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Release Notes - Dundas Dashboard 5

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For information about the 4.0.x releases of Dundas Dashboard, please refer to the 4.0.x documentation.



Upgrading from previous versions

The Dundas Dashboard 5 installation process will automatically upgrade your Dundas Dashboard application databases if you choose the option to re-use an existing data store or if you choose the Upgrade Installation option.

For more details, including important notes about the upgrade procedure, see Upgrading Dundas Dashboard.

What's new in Version 5

Here is a list of the main features introduced in Version 5:

HTML5 Dashboards

  • Dashboard designers can create interactive tiles for the HTML Home Screen that respond to user interactions such as parameter/filter changes, button clicks, and drilldown.
  • The small multiples control is now available for HTML viewing.

Data Connectors


Business Metrics

  • Create dynamic filters for a KPI or dataset and connect them to dashboard parameters in order to give users the ability to switch measures or dimensions on-the-fly while viewing a dashboard.
  • OLAP-based KPIs and datasets now support more than one sorting rule.

Dashboard Design

  • General controls such as buttons and labels can now be copy-and-pasted between dashboards or dashboard templates in the same project or different projects.
  • Easily convert a dashboard into a dashblock or vice-versa, using the right-click menu in the Design Explorer.
  • The dashboard canvas adds new interactions which let you temporarily change the appearance of controls for printing or export purposes. For example, change the background of a control to a lighter color for more efficient printing, or hide interactive elements such as buttons from an exported dashboard image.
  • The dashboard designer preview window now uses our enhanced viewer, which means you can access viewing options such as formulas, export and printing, or call services methods from script while previewing a dashboard.
  • Create custom tokens for filtering data based on different time dimension calendar types such as Gregorian, Fiscal or ISO 8601. This makes it possible to define tokens such as Beginning of Current Fiscal Year or Previous Fiscal Year. Also, for script-based tokens, you can now access the current session which allows you to filter data based on the current user.

Scripting


Dashboard Viewing

  • Use scheduled reports to automate the export of one or more dashboards to supported file formats such as Microsoft Excel or PNG. Multiple dashboards can be exported together as a single Excel file. Exported files can be delivered to you via email or placed in a file system folder.
  • Export to Excel has a new option for including the values of dashboard parameters such as calendars alongside the exported data. This makes it clear what subset of the data the exported results represent.
  • Ability to suppress error dialogs that occur in the dashboard viewer.
  • Dashboard popups in Silverlight now use our enhanced viewer, which means you can access the right-click menu to print, annotate, or export data from a popup dashboard.

Dashboard Controls

  • Chart enhancements:
    • Four radar chart types were added. A radar chart is a circular graph that plots metric values along radial axes. Radar charts are useful for showing outliers and comparing metrics across different categories.
    • Control the spacing between the bars of adjacent bar chart series using new margin properties.
    • Ability to exclude a series from a chart's data table.
    • Default appearance and other settings for charts have been updated to reflect best practices.
  • Data grid and scorecard enhancements:
    • New properties in the data grid View let you customize the expand and collapse buttons for row grouping.
    • Built-in support for paging which includes the ability to change the appearance of the pager control, dock the pager at the top or bottom of the grid, and configure paging settings from script.
    • Cell loading animations can be turned off when using child KPIs for improved performance.
    • Cell style rules now apply to sub-totals and totals as well.
    • The setup wizard offers a new alignment option for adding multiple child KPIs or datasets to a data grid. Previously, a child KPI had to be mapped to a parent KPI via a filter mapping, and data was queried for each row on-demand. The new alignment option lets you specify the mapping based on column matching or by row number, and data is queried just one time initially, resulting in improved performance. This option is useful when you want to display data from multiple KPIs or datasets as additional columns in the same data grid. In addition, totals/sub-totals, formulas, and exporting data will work for child KPI columns when using the new alignment option.
  • Auto-complete and search filter functionality is now extended to applicable parameter and OLAP selection controls.

Administration and Deployment

  • Administrators can delete, enable, or disable scheduled reports from a central screen.
  • Use the improved installer for Dundas Dashboard license files.
  • A new Windows login option lets users log in by entering their Windows domain\username and password.
  • Reset HTML home screen customizations for all users.
  • Dashboard usage can be tracked on a per-user basis. Core statistics regarding the dashboard being viewed, the user accessing the dashboard, and the time and approximate duration of viewing are recorded into the application database. You can build your own dashboards for displaying this usage data, or you can install the sample project and usage dashboard that is included with the Deployment Center.

Notes

Limitations


Known Issues

There are known issues with the current release and suggested workarounds where applicable.

Release History

Version 5.0.3 Revision 11

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.3 Revision 11 was released on July 9, 2015.

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Version 5.0.3 Revision 10

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.3 Revision 10 was released on June 18, 2015.

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Version 5.0.3 Revision 9

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.3 Revision 9 was released on April 14, 2015.

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Version 5.0.3 Revision 8

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.3 Revision 8 was released on February 10, 2015.

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Version 5.0.3 Revision 7

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.3 Revision 7 was released on December 15, 2014.

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Version 5.0.3 Revision 6

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.3 Revision 6 was released on December 4, 2014.

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Version 5.0.3 Revision 5

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.3 Revision 5 was released on November 20, 2014.

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Version 5.0.3 Revision 4

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.3 Revision 4 was released on October 23, 2014.

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Version 5.0.3 Revision 3

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.3 Revision 3 was released on September 16, 2014.

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Version 5.0.3 Revision 2

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.3 Revision 2 was released on June 24, 2014.

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Version 5.0.3 Revision 1

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.3 Revision 1 was released on May 14, 2014.

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Version 5.0.3

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.3 was released on April 16, 2014.

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Version 5.0.2 Revision 2

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.2 Revision 2 was released on March 27, 2014.

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Version 5.0.2 Revision 1

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.2 Revision 1 was released on March 20, 2014.

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Version 5.0.2

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.2 was released on March 13, 2014.

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Version 5.0.1 Revision 4

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.1 Revision 4 was released on January 16, 2014.

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Version 5.0.1 Revision 2

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.1 Revision 2 was released on December 13, 2013.

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Version 5.0.1 Revision 1

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.1 Revision 1 was released on December 9, 2013.

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Version 5.0.1

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.1 was released on November 27, 2013.

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Version 5.0.0

Dundas Dashboard 5.0.0 was released on October 2, 2013.

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