Sometimes the "My Devices" view (affectionately known as the "Tell Me Everything" (TME) view) is a little too much data for some users. Accordingly, the My Devices view is not a static view -which means the view will resort to default settings every 5-minutes. That's where custom Dashboards come into play -and this especially true if you manage multiple location under one account or multiple types of monitored equipment that need their own specific views.


The Dashboard view can be loaded from the primary navigation bar of Whisker.io Portal.



Before we get started, there a few things to know about Dashboards:

  • Dashboard: Is a specific or custom view of a group of sensors that are monitoring your equipment. Each dashboard can can consist of multiple panels and widgets. There are no limits the amount of Dashboards you can create.
  • Panel: Panels are designed to separate data sets into their own views in a Dashboard. There are two possible types of panels in Dashboard(s). 
    • Gauges (by device): Display last reported data points
    • Graphs (by device): Display historical data in a linear fashion
  • Widget: Are the individual data sets for monitored equipment in panel's view. Widgets types are controlled by the panel set selected.
    • Gauge Widgets: Only exist for Gauge panel types.
    • Graph Widgets: only exist for Graph panel types

By default, there are no existing Dashboards -so you will need to create one. It's a good idea to think about layout and who will be viewing the Dashboard view. Here are a few best business practices:

  • If you have multiple locations, it's probably best to create individual Dashboards for each location.
  • If you have multiple appliances or machinery that are alike, try grouping alike items together to make your views easier to read.
  • If you have ultra-important appliances or machinery, try listing those items first in your views -or break them into their own panels in the Dashboard towards the top.



Video

The video below is the fastest way to build Dashboards: