Sometimes customers (and I) spend a minute or two customizing a dashlet to be “just right.”
But then what if you want 2, 3, 4, or more copies of that same dashlet? You used to have to do the same thing 2, 3, 4, or more times.
Not now! I got tired of that so we developed a “copy” function to carry all those settings forward into a new Dashlet with the only difference being the vehicle group (which is taken from the “available dashlets” dock):
So I create a customized version of the location dashlet:
In this case I changed the update interval to 1 minute, show the Address/City/State, and show Landmark Names when they are inside a landmark.
Now if you want a copy of that dashlet with a NEW vehicle group (in this case ATL [Atlanta]) you just click the new “Copy” button near the other buttons (Edit, Move, Minimize, Close):
After clicking the copy button, a new copy of that dashlet appears but with the ATL group chosen instead:
Now when you want to see something specific for 3, 6, 9, etc. different groups, you just need to choose the group once in the dock dropdown, and click copy. The dashlet is created exactly where the first one is, and the original is pushed down one. You can then move them around as you need to.
THEN REMEMBER TO CLICK SAVE on your dashboard:
That’s it — we just made your custom dashboards much easier to create!
And, by the way, we increased the number of dashboards you can save from 10 to 40 recently, so you can really have one for about every application of your operations.