Getting started with Web Dashboards

Sentinel enables you to design and use dashboards that can be displayed as a web page or on a mobile device. Your dashboards provides users with up-to-date information in a centrally managed, easily accessed, location. For example, users can view file transfers, B2B transactions, web services and APIs in one central location.

Getting Oriented with the Web Dashboard UI

When you log into the Sentinel Web Dashboard UI, the main menu is displayed:

Web Dashboard main menu with list of options

From this menu you can design and manage your Sentinel Web Dashboard.

Web Dashboard main menu folders

Depending upon the user, the main menu folders can have different options. The following provides an example of the options you have in each folder:

Main Menu folder Options
  • Control group
  • Folder
  • Menu item
  • System preferences
User Management
  • Entity
  • Personalized field
  • Workspace
Data Management
  • Data dictionary
  • Excel import
  • Field group
  • Driver
  • World
Dashboard Design
  • Control panel
  • Dashboard
  • Dynamic Link
  • External component
  • Form
  • Metric
  • Perspective
  • Report
  • Strategic map
  • Strategic objective Text
Look and Feel
  • Color list
  • Page
  • Page Layout
  • Stroke and dot type
  • Style Theme
My Documents
  • Activity Reports
  • Product log
  • Latest notifications
  • All notifications
  • Transfer details
  • User Guide
  • Controls
Strategy Map
  • Metric
  • Task
  • Task group
  • Task manager

Design a Web Dashboard

To design a Web Dashboard, you perform the following steps:

Create a world
A world is the data source that will contain the data you collect using Sentinel. Once your world is defined, you can use it to setup data dictionaries. To get started with your world, from the Main menu, select Data management > World.

Build a data dictionary
Data dictionaries are used to extract data from worlds. The data dictionary represents the data structure where Reports, Metrics, Alerts, and Dashboards are based. To get started with your data dictionary, from the Main menu, select Data management > Data dictionary.

Set up reports
The reports, alerts, and metrics are based on your data dictionaries. To get started with your report, from the Main menu, select Dashboard design > Report.

Create a Web Dashboard
Once you have created reports, you can create Dashboards to display them. To get started with your dashboard, from the Main menu, click Dashboard design > Dashboard.

After you create your dashboard, a user of your Web Dashboard can monitor the system.


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