The EVRYTHNG Dashboard is a powerful web application that provides a graphical approach to managing resources in your account and testing application functionality, as an alternative to using the REST API. In addition to managing Platform resources, dashboard views can be used to gain insight into overall trends.
Once you have signed up for an account, go to dashboard.evrythng.com and sign in. You will be greeted with an overview of your account. You will see the a list of all projects and some built-in widgets giving an insight into recent account activity, user counts, and summaries of which resources have been the most active over the past month. The time filter can be adjusted with the controls at the top of the page.
The different sections of the left hand navigation pane allow you to see the available dashboard views and summaries of various resource types including users, products, Thngs, action types, etc. The items that can be viewed with these navigation options will change depending on the current project scope, chosen with the selector at the top of the navigation pane.
The pane itself can be collapsed and expanded. It will be automatically collapsed on smaller devices to maximize the available screen space for viewing data. Towards the bottom of the pane you will find testing capabilities and a link to this Developer Hub for documentation.
At the top-right of the screen you will find the user/account information and logout options. If you have access to multiple accounts, you can switch between them here.
## Built-in Dashboard Views
The default dashboard views that are included with each new account give overviews of common data sets and trends, and include the following three pages:
The default view upon logging in, giving insight into the most active resources and overall resource counts for all available projects. Each project can be selected here for a further summary of its contained applications for the same metrics. This view can also be customised to requirements, one such example layout is shown below.
It is possible to customize and configure the default widgets that appear on the Overview page. Read Widgets to learn more about how to do this.
A view into the most recent actions that occurred in the context of the current project. Each is listed in a table underneath an interactive map showing the summary of locations where the actions occurred. Each action entry will give the location, time, and resource that was involved.
Use the 'Download' button at the top right of this section to obtain an exported table of actions.
A view into all the users in the currently selected project, showing their photo, first and last names, which application they belong to, and the last time they were active. Clicking on a user here will show more detail about them, including their ID, recent timestamps (created at, updated at, etc) and any additional fields or metadata on record.
## Custom Dashboards
In addition to the built-in dashboard views shown above, developers can create their own with custom widgets and layouts. Read Customization for more information about creating new dashboards and widgets.
Alternatively, read Widgets to learn more about how to customize and reuse the existing widgets in a new dashboard section.
Updated over 4 years ago