Adding web content to a dashboard

Once you have created a dashboard, you can display real-time information from the web, directly in your dashboard. The dashboard can display the contents of a web page, such as a stock ticker running in real time next to a grid that shows historical stock information. The dashboard can display content formatted in HTML, such as a web-based chat client. In the dashboard below, today’s weather forecast is displayed.

Today's weather displayed in a dashboard

To display web content, add an HTML container to the dashboard, as described below.

Prerequisite

You must have the Web Edit Dashboard and Web Run Dashboard privileges

To add an HTML container to a dashboard

1 From the dashboard's toolbar, click the Insert icon Insert icon, then click HTML Container. The HTML container is automatically created and added to the dashboard.
2 You can choose to directly type HTML in the field, or display the contents of a web page in an iFrame. In the HTML container, select one of the following:
To display the contents of a web page in an iFrame, click iFrame. In the field, type the URL of the web page.
To directly type HTML in the field, click HTML Text. In the field, type the HTML to display in the dashboard.
3 To move the HTML container, click and drag the HTML container to the appropriate location in the dashboard, so that an indicator line is displayed in the location to put the HTML container. The HTML container is moved to its new location and displayed.
4 You can size the HTML container manually by hovering the cursor over the edge of the HTML container. The cursor becomes double arrows. Click and drag the edge of the HTML container to resize it.

To format the HTML container

5 From the Properties panel, select the appropriate options to format and display the HTML container, as described in the steps below.
If the Properties panel is not displayed, from the View menu, select Properties Panel. If the Properties panel is hidden behind another panel, click the Properties icon Properties icon to display the Properties panel.
a From the Fill Color palette, select the background color of the HTML container.
b From the Border Type palette, select the type of border to display around the HTML container.
c From the Border Color palette, select the color of the border to display around the container.

To delete an HTML container from a dashboard

1 Hover the cursor over the HTML container to delete and click the arrow icon, then select Delete. The HTML container is deleted from the dashboard.

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