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Exporting a Dashboard Image

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Modified on Thu, 11 Apr 2013 01:36 PM
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Exporting a dashboard image

Click the Export button in the Toolbar to export an image of the currently displayed dashboard (or dashblock within a mashup). The dashboard or controls will be exported exactly as they appear in the viewer.

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Tip: Dashboard designers can write scripts for the Exporting and Exported interactions on the dashboard canvas in order to temporarily change the appearance of controls for export purposes. For example, a designer may want to use a lighter background color for exporting, or hide interactive elements such as buttons from the exported dashboard.

Supported formats

You can export a dashboard image to any of these supported formats:

  • PNG - Portable Network Graphics format (*.png)

Other formats may be available depending on the add-ons you have installed. For example, the PowerPoint add-on gives you the option of exporting a dashboard as an image in a PowerPoint (PPTX) file. To export multiple dashboards into the same PowerPoint file (as separate slides), use scheduled reports.

Exporting to PNG format

To export an image of the currently displayed dashboard as a PNG image file:

  1. Click the Export button in the Toolbar. The Export Wizard is displayed, which shows an image preview of the dashboard in its current state.
  2. Click the Export file format dropdown list and choose PNG Image Export.
    The Export Wizard
  3. Choose between exporting the entire dashboard or just a part of the dashboard:
    • To export the entire dashboard as an image:
      • Choose the Export entire Dashboard option.
    • To export a selected data visualization control within the dashboard:
      • Choose the Export selected controls option.
      • Select a control from the list. The control will be highlighted in the preview on the right. Alternatively, you can click the control you want to export in the preview and it will be automatically selected in the list as well. If the control you want to export is hidden or positioned outside of the canvas, you can still select it from the list.
      • If the selected control is associated with a legend, you have the option of including the legend in the exported image and choosing its placement in relation to the selected control.
  4. Click the Finish button.
  5. Use the Save As file selector to navigate to your desired save location.
  6. Enter a file name.
  7. Select the PNG image file type from the “Save as type” drop-down menu.
  8. Click Save.

Exporting a mashup

If you are exporting a mashup instead of a dashboard, the first screen of the wizard asks you to choose a dashblock within your mashup to export. Select a dashblock in the list, then click Next to proceed with the Export Wizard as shown above.

Choose a dashblock to export.

Choose a dashblock to export.


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