Creating a Panel

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Creating a Panel

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By default, one panel opens in a dashboard. To add additional panels, you need to first enclose the dashboard in a layout frame. You do so through the s-Dashboard menu in the upper right corner of the dashboard:

sd_sdash_menu_enclose_layout_frame

s-Dashboard adds an enclosing frame to the panel. By default, this layout is Horizontal, Evenly-Spaced. Once you add more panels, you can change how the panels are laid out.

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Once the layout changes, you can add additional frames by clicking the s-Dashboard menu for the new frame:

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Add blank frame before inserts a frame to the left of the current frame. Similarly, Clone frame, place copy before inserts a copy of the current frame to the left of the current frame.

Add blank frame after inserts a frame to the right of the current frame. Similarly, Clone frame, place copy after inserts a copy of the current frame to the right of the current frame.

For example, the layout below shows a horizontal frame added before the current frame:

sd_two_horizontal_panels

You can also enclose one of the new panels in a layout by using the s-Dashboard menu. All the same layout options are available for enclosed panels. For example, the panel below has two frames laid out horizontally added to the horizontal panel on the right:

sd_two_horizontal_embedded_layout

Using the options above, you can adjust panel layouts until you are satisfied with them. When you save the dashboard, the layouts will remain intact.

Selecting a Panel Type

For each panel, you can select a panel type.

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