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How to find the ID of an object?

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Modified on Tue, 02 Apr 2013 10:36 AM
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You may need to find the ID of an object for use outside of Dundas Dashboard, such as using dashboard as a standalone web page.

Finding the ID with Dundas Dashboard

The easiest way is to look at your dashboard (or object) directly inside the main Dundas Dashboard application. For example:

  1. Select and expand the Dashboards folder in the Design Explorer.
    Dashboards folder.
  2. Locate your dashboard and click its menu icon (or do a right-click).
    Right-click menu.
  3. From the menu, choose Properties. The Properties dialog is displayed.
    Properties dialog.

The ID of the dashboard is listed as the Object ID in the Properties dialog. For example: 7bcebd59-d425-4f29-9ea4-73033d50d515

Finding the ID with SQL Server

Each dashboard is stored as a row in the Dashboard table of the Dundas Dashboard DataStore database. This database is typically named: Dundas Dashboard {InstanceName} DataStore.

The dashboard ID is stored in the Id column of the Dashboard table. There are no visual hints about each dashboard in the table, so use these ID values at your discretion.

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