Dashlets

A dashlet is a small window that appears in the user's dashboard. The purpose of a dashlet is to show useful informations about the user's activities inside the system.

Each user can customize his dashboard by placing a set of dashlets made available by the system and configured in Administration > Settings > GUI Settings > Dashlets.

By default you find a set of default dashlets you cannot change but clicking on Add dashlet you can create a custom one. Double click on a cell to edit it's content:

  • Title: the title of the dashlet shown to the user
  • Type: type of content
  • Max: maximum number of displayed records(valid only if you specify a query)
  • Query: query for the data retrieval(not valid for custom content dashlets)
  • Content: dynamic content written using the automation syntax(valid only for custom content dashlets)

To confirm your changes click on Save

Different type of Dashlets

You can count on different types of dashlets:

  • documents: you must use a query to retrieve a list of documents(use the automation syntax to make the query dynamic)
  • document events: you must use a query to retrieve a list of events(use the automation syntax to make the query dynamic)
  • notes:¬†you must use a query to retrieve a list of notes(use the automation syntax to make the query dynamic)
  • custom content: you must write an automation script

Inside the query or content specification your can count on the $user variable that specifies the currently logged in user.