Saturday, October 15, 2011

OBIEE11g Golden Rules: Dashboard Building

First of al the original inspiration for these “Golden Rules” Series are based on the “20 GOLDEN RULES FOR REPOSITORY DESIGN” from the people at Peak Indicators. Kudos to them. I just added my own observations.

The series contains:

The “rules” is this article are somewhat in random order

This is really a work in progress, will be updated soon! (Bit pressed for Time Knipogende emoticon  )

Dashboard Design

- Don’t crowd the dashboard

Divide your report over several pages! Check why a user really needs 25 pages…..

- Avoid scrolling

Remember that your developers screen is often bigger then the user screen

- Check for screen size

If the user has only a 1024 * 768, then make your own resolution the same!

- Check for mobile

- Animation

- Colours

Before you start using non standard colours have a look a some colour theory:, not every colour combination does well…..

This is always a “work in progress” and please feel free to make any suggestions!

Till Next Time!


AI said...
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AI said...

Hi John, is it possible to make dashboard accessed externally via web?

Currently I have a local setup, I want to access it via web.

Would you be able to tell me which section of the OBIEE documentation deals with this part? Can't seem to find it or anything related on the web. Cheers.

PS: Sorry its a bit unrelated to this post

Steve Cooper said...
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Anonymous said...

How to reduce the refresh interval for a dashboard page

John Minkjan said...


Yes, play around with NOIP.