How to set up tile navigation
Tile Navigation is a component which you can add to your dashboard canvas at design-time. You can use it to create a dashboard solely for navigation, or simply add a navigation bar to an existing dashboard that has charts or other content.
Users navigate with this component by clicking tiles like the ones on the home screen.
2. Add a Tile Navigation component
Go to the toolbar, click Components, and then click Tile Navigation. You'll see a block of tiles like the ones on the home screen. By default, the tiles correspond to your recently viewed items.
Switch to View mode to use the component. Click on a tile to navigate to another dashboard, for example.
By default, the Tile Navigation component is configured to show recently viewed items. You can change this as well as customize the appearance of the tiles from the Properties window for the component.
Use the Open property to specify what happens (or where to navigate to) when a tile is clicked. The available options are:
- Open the clicked item in the same window
- Open the clicked item in a new window
- Open the clicked item in an embedded view (i.e., a view container elsewhere on the canvas)
- Invoke a Tile Clicked script action (Nowhere option)
Use the Display property to specify what tiles to display. The available options are:
- Display tiles corresponding to the list of recently viewed items
- Display tiles corresponding to the child items of a selected folder
- Display tiles corresponding to items in a selected project with a certain file type
3.2.1. Displaying recently viewed items
When the recently viewed option is selected, the Tile Navigation component displays items from the user's recently viewed list, similar to Recently Viewed as listed in the Open dialog accessed from the main menu.
3.2.2. Displaying a folder
When the folder option is selected, click Display Folder to choose a folder in the active project. Tiles will be displayed for each immediate child item in the folder.
3.2.3. Displaying a project
Choose the project option in order to display tiles corresponding to items in the active project.
Set the Display Project property to the project you want.
Then use the Display File Types property to select the types of files you want to display.
3.3. Hide Tile Image
In the Look tab under Appearance, select the Hide Tile Image option if you want to display only text in the tiles.
3.4. Tile Styles
Tiles for dashboards have a different background color than tiles for data cubes. You can customize the background color of tiles on a per-file type basis by adding one or more tile styles.
In the Look tab under Appearance, click the plus sign to add a tile style. A tile style for dashboards is added by default (named Dashboard).
Click the dashboard tile style to edit it. You can now set the background color or change the file type.
3.5. Show As Bar
By default, tiles are displayed in a rectangular grid which wraps depending on the size of the component.
You can change the component to display the tiles as a horizontal bar with left and right arrow buttons as needed (just like the main toolbar) using the Show As Bar property in the Layout tab under Common.
3.6. Tile Size
Use the Tile Size property in the Layout tab under Common to change the size of the tiles in pixels.
4. See also