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Installing Dundas Dashboard Add-ons

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Modified on Fri, 17 May 2013 02:19 PM Categorized as HTML, Installation, Mobile
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Overview

Use the Dundas Dashboard Deployment Center to install add-ons that provide additional data visualizations, controls or functionality to an existing instance of Dundas Dashboard.

See Dundas Dashboard Add-ons for more details about supported and unsupported add-ons.

Tip: A plugin is the same as an add-on.

Installing Add-ons

Launch the Deployment Center, then click Add-Ons from the Overview screen. The Add-On Library screen is displayed.

Overview screen of the Deployment Center.

Overview screen of the Deployment Center.


The Add-On Library screen lets you browse available add-ons and choose the ones you want to deploy.

Add-On Library screen.

Add-On Library screen.


Types of add-ons

Use the Filter dropdown list to filter the library of available add-ons based on type:

  • Dashboard Controls - When installed, these add-ons appear as choices in the Dashboard Designer Toolbox.
  • Dashboard Export - These add-ons appear as export format options in the Export wizard.
  • Data Provider - These add-ons appear as choices in the Data Connector screen.

HTML compatibility

Dashboard Control add-ons that are marked as HTML Compatible are supported for HTML viewing.

Deploying an add-on

To deploy an add-on:

  1. Select the check boxes of add-ons you want to deploy.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Select the Dundas Dashboard instances you want to deploy to.
  4. Click Deploy to begin copying.
  5. Click Finish.

You must now restart the Dundas Dashboard website for the changes to take effect.

Deploy Add-On screen.

Deploy Add-On screen.


Saving an add-on

Optionally, you can save an add-on in the form of a ZIP file on your local computer. A .plugin file can be extracted from this ZIP file and then deployed manually by using the Plugin Manager.

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