Add samples to an instance

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1. Overview

This article shows you how to install deployment samples to an existing instance of Dundas BI. A sample consists of a Dundas BI project that offers one or more sample dashboards which you can use or customize as needed.

2. Launch the Deployment application

First, run the Dundas BI Deployment application which lets you manage instances of Dundas BI on your server.

The default folder location for it is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dundas Data Visualization Inc\Dundas BI\Setup\2.5.

Dundas BI Deployment application
Dundas BI Deployment application

You can also launch the Deployment application from your Start menu on the server.

Launching the Deployment application
Launching the Deployment application

3. Adding samples

In the Dundas BI Deployment application, click Samples on the left.

Then click Add samples to an instance.

Add samples
Add samples

3.1. Select samples to add

In the Samples step, select the sample(s) you want to add.

Select samples to add
Select samples to add

Click Next to continue.

3.2. Select an existing instance

In the Select an instance step, select the instance of Dundas BI to receive the samples.

Select a Dundas BI instance
Select a Dundas BI instance

Click Next to continue.

3.3. Review details

This screen lets you review your selections before proceeding with the samples installation.

Review details before proceeding
Review details before proceeding

If everything looks fine, click ADD SAMPLES to begin installing.

3.4. Adding samples to instance succeeded

You should see the Adding samples to instance has succeeded screen when the installation is complete.

Adding samples succeeded
Adding samples succeeded

If you've just added the Tracking Dashboard sample, click the hyperlink to view the Usage Tracking dashboard. (You'll be required to log on as an administrator.)

Click Finish to return to the Dundas BI Deployment main screen.

4. Using samples

To use a sample, log on to Dundas BI and switch to the corresponding Dundas BI project. For the Usage Tracking Dashboard sample, you'll need to log on as an administrator in order to access this project.

Log on as administrator and switch to the Usage Tracking Dashboard project
Log on as administrator and switch to the Usage Tracking Dashboard project

Next, go to the main menu and open a sample dashboard in the project for viewing.

View the Usage Tracking dashboard
View the Usage Tracking dashboard

The Usage Tracking Dashboard sample allows administrators to track the usage or viewing of dashboards across users and projects.

Tip
Click the help button (question mark) in the bottom left corner of the dashboard to see descriptions for the various charts and tables.

View the Performance Tracking dashboard
View the Performance Tracking dashboard

The Performance Tracking Dashboard sample lets you analyze the performance of metric sets (e.g., load times) across projects and dashboards.

5. See also

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