Dashboard Pack - AdventureWorks
Microsoft provides a sample database for various workload types like OLTP, Data Warehouse, and Lightweight workloads for each release of SQL Server. This sample database is called AdventureWorks. This dashboard shows data from the AdventureWorks database. There are ten tiles, and each tile pulls and formats data differently for each visualization.
Since each release of SQL Server results in a new version of AdventureWorks, you may need to make a few alterations to the data for visualization purposes. For example, the database doesn’t have any current data in some cases. The initial target for this dashboard was the AdventureWorks 2017 dataset. In several instances, the data for the tile was duplicated so that the graph appears continuous for visualization purposes.
How do I import and configure this dashboard?
Ensure you're using Dashboard Server v5.3 or above.
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Import the Microsoft AdventureWorks datasets from: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/samples/adventureworks-install-configure?view=sql-server-ver15&tabs=ssms
Download and import this dashboard pack.How to import a dashboard pack
Download the dashboard pack zip file for the dashboard pack you wish to import.
There may be additional steps before or after the import to get the dashboard working in your environment.
In Community Edition go to the top right hand menu ☰ > Import Dashboard Packs and drag the zip file into the Manual Import box.
The dashboard pack is imported and if the pack contains top-level dashboards, these will automatically appear in the navigation bar, usually in a folder called 'Community Dashboards' for dashboard packs from the SquaredUp Community.
Carry out any additional steps required to make the dashboard work in your environment. These steps will be described on the download page for each dashboard. For example, you may need to create the correctly named Web API provider, create a PowerShell profile, or edit tile scopes.
Edit the imported dashboard as required.
Replace the connection string in each of the ten SQL tiles with the connection string to your own OperationsManagerDW database.
Edit the tiles by clicking the Edit button.
Open the connection panel.
Enter the connection string to your own OperationsManagerDW database, for example
Data Source=fqdn.site.domain.com;Initial Catalog=OperationsManagerDW;Integrated Security=True
Publish the dashboard.How to publish a dashboard
A newly created dashboard will not be visible to others until you publish it. If you made changes to an existing dashboard, the changes will only be visible to others after you published the dashboard again.
You can identify a dashboard that has not been published yet or has unpublished changes by the unpublished button at the top:
When you click on the unpublished button, you'll have two options:
Publish will make the dashboard or changes visible to others.
Note: A newly created dashboard will appear on the menu where you created it. To move the dashboard to a different place on the navigation bar see How to edit the Navigation Bar.
Discard will delete your draft dashboard if it has never been published or, if you made changes to an already published dashboard, discard the changes.
Publishing dashboards to different audiences