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Refreshing all Tabs of a dashboard


Bharath M (5465428) | asked Aug 17 '11, 2:49 a.m.
Hi,

Is there a way to refresh/load all the tabs on a dashboard at once. In the sense, when I go to a dashboard, only when I click on a particular tab the viewlets on that tab gets refreshed. Instead all the tabs should load at once so that when go to a tab, I should see the updated data.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Bharath

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Bharath M (5465428) | answered Aug 19 '11, 6:04 a.m.
Thanks for explaining, I understand the issue now. You're right, this probably wouldn't qualify as a high-priority enhancement so I'm not sure how quickly it would be done, but feel free to create one if you'd like to track it. I think the real issue is that it's taking long to load the trend reports - I think it would be better to create a work item for this one.

As a workaround, you could refresh each tab individually, or have someone else hit the trend reports for you during the presentation so that they load the cached ones.

Thanks


Thanks Curtis. Will try the workarounds

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Bharath M (5465428) | answered Aug 18 '11, 5:57 a.m.
Anything on this?

Thanks,
Bharath

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Curtis d'Entremont (1.3k3) | answered Aug 18 '11, 2:30 p.m.
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Hi Bharath,

I did a quick test on 3.0.1 and found that it does affect all the tabs. It doesn't actively refresh them in the background though, for efficiency it simply marks them as needing a refresh so that when you go to another tab after refreshing, it refreshes it when you switch.

Is this not what you're seeing, and if so, which version are you using? Or were you expecting something else to happen?

Thanks

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Bharath M (5465428) | answered Aug 18 '11, 2:49 p.m.
Hi Bharath,

I did a quick test on 3.0.1 and found that it does affect all the tabs. It doesn't actively refresh them in the background though, for efficiency it simply marks them as needing a refresh so that when you go to another tab after refreshing, it refreshes it when you switch.

Is this not what you're seeing, and if so, which version are you using? Or were you expecting something else to happen?

Thanks


Thanks for the reply Curtis. We are on 2.0.0.2
What I need is, once I go to the Dashboard, all the tabs should be refreshed in the background. But they don't, unless I click that tab. I know, making the tabs refresh all at once would hit the performance, but its kind of a need for some of our users.

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Curtis d'Entremont (1.3k3) | answered Aug 18 '11, 3:07 p.m.
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Hi Bharath,

I'd like to understand a bit more about the use case before opening an enhancement.. what is the added value in refreshing the tabs if you can't see them? i.e. how does it help the user?

Thanks,

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Bharath M (5465428) | answered Aug 18 '11, 3:36 p.m.
Hi Bharath,

I'd like to understand a bit more about the use case before opening an enhancement.. what is the added value in refreshing the tabs if you can't see them? i.e. how does it help the user?

Thanks,


OK. In our case, there are few viewlets that take a very long time to load(few minutes actually). And these are categorized in different tabs. The user doesn't want to go to each tab and wait for that particular viewlet to load. Instead, he would like to open the dashboard and leave it for some time so that all the viewlets in all the tabs are loaded.

Basically, there are trend reports in there that are presented to senior management. So the user doesn't want to make them wait. Instead, he wants to open up the dashboard beforehand and get it ready for the presentation.

Not sure if this is makes a fair enough reason to open an enhancement :-)

Thanks,
Bharath

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Curtis d'Entremont (1.3k3) | answered Aug 18 '11, 4:44 p.m.
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Thanks for explaining, I understand the issue now. You're right, this probably wouldn't qualify as a high-priority enhancement so I'm not sure how quickly it would be done, but feel free to create one if you'd like to track it. I think the real issue is that it's taking long to load the trend reports - I think it would be better to create a work item for this one.

As a workaround, you could refresh each tab individually, or have someone else hit the trend reports for you during the presentation so that they load the cached ones.

Thanks

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