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The purpose of this article is to help you transition smoothly to Birst Dashboards 2.0
Following topics will be covered:
- Why Dashboards 2.0?
- How to Import Old Flash dashboards to Dashboards 2.0
- Workarounds and Obsolete Features
- Building reports in Visualizer and Navigating
Why Dashboards 2.0?
Adobe has announced to end the support for Flash by December 2020. Many features in Birst require you to run Flash in the internet browser as of now. Birst came up with a Flash Migration Plan. Most important features have been migrated and some are left.
The Dashboards 2.0 uses HTML5 which is faster and more power-efficient than Flash. Now you will be able to experience better response time and graphics.
We are importing all Flash Dashboards to Dashboards 2.0 before end of their life so that you can always access your old reports.
How to Import Old Flash dashboards to Dashboards 2.0
- Go to the space containing the dashboards you want to import
- Go to Dashboards 2.0
- Click Dashboards.
- Click Import Flash Dashboards. All flash dashboards will be copied to the collection with suffix “_imported”
Birst performs a bulk convert of all dashboards it finds in your public folder. If you no longer need a dashboard, consider deleting it, to save time during import.
If you do a bulk import and later want to re-import an original dashboard, change its name. Dashboard names must be unique within a space.
Workarounds and Obsolete Features
All reports will be imported in the Dashboards 2.0. However, Following will not be copied over.
To deliver the same functionality, you can use filters.
Embedded filters can be used to deliver the same functionality.
Dashboard page properties
You can access same features by accessing the dashboard in edit mode.
Dashlet properties and report schedules
You can easily schedule reports by clicking on the downward arrow on the top right hand side of any report. Select Create Notification (See Figure 2)
You will need to re-create your bookmarks using the bookmark icon on top right hand side of Dashboard.
Figure 2 Dashlet Actions
Building Reports in Visualizer and Navigating
To build your own reports refer to the Visualizer user guide.Birst 7.0 Visualizer User Guide.pdf
To navigate the Dashboards 2.0, you can explore the Dashboards2.0 user guide.