Blue Prism Tiles
In order to create a new tile, you will need to right-click in the Tile Library to show the context menu, where you can choose Create Tile. The Dashboard Tile definition screen will then appear, allowing you to configure the Tile. A Preview tab is also available to display a preview of how the tile will appear using the current settings.
The properties that can be set for a tile are:
|Name||The name of the Tile. This will usually reflect a specific metric, e.g. “Number of available robots”||Free-form text value (up to 255 characters).
Names do not need to be unique.
|Description||A text description offering a more detailed explanation of the values represented in the Tile.||Free-form text value (up to 4096 characters).|
|Display Type||The type of visual representation of the data.||Selection. Default is ‘Chart’ type.|
|Auto-Refresh||The interval to poll the server for changes to the Tile’s data.||Selection. Default is ‘Never’. Warning: While under normal operations auto-refresh will not
|performance, a large number of tiles refreshing at once one a busy system can potentially cause noticeable slow- down.|
|Chart Type||The style-type to be applied to the data source
e.g. Bar Chart, Pie Chart, etc.
|Selection. Default for Chart is ‘Bar’|
|Data Source||A database Stored Procedure designed to return the values for the chosen Display Type control.||Selection. List populated from published Stored Procedures in the Blue Prism database.|
|Information||Opens context-sensitive help for the Blue Prism supplied data sources.||N/A|
|Switch Row/Column||Allows the tile to return data from the Stored Procedure with row and column axes switched.||Unchecked – defined axes. Checked – rows and columns swapped.|
|Parameters||A list of parameters required as inputs to the Data Source stored procedure.||Data values will vary according to the requirements of the stored procedure. See the stored procedure’s definition for details.|
Edit a Tile
Any existing tile can be edited from within the Tile Library. To edit a tile, you will need to double-click it. From there a new screen is shown where properties of the tile can be specified.
Copying a Tile
To speed up the tile development process, a tile can be copied with its existing settings in order to create a new tile. With a tile selected, right-click and choose Clone Tile. A new tile is listed in the same Tile Group as the source tile, which takes the name of the source tile with the phrase “– Copy” appended to the name.
Deleting a Tile
Tiles can be deleted by selecting the tile, right-clicking and choosing Delete Tile. A prompt window will be shown asking for confirmation of the deletion before the tile is removed.
Adding a Tile to a Dashboard
A dashboard is one of more tiles. To add a tile to a dashboard you must have a dashboard open and the dashboard must be in Edit Mode. In the Dashboards pane, select a dashboard to edit, then from the context menu choose the Edit function.
Next, switch to the Tile Library pane, then drag and drop the tile from the Tile Library into a free position on the dashboard. Where a tile exists already it will he highlighted with a border to indicate that the space cannot be used for dropping your new tile.
Tiles can be positioned by dragging and dropping them relative to other tiles, and tiles will automatically re-position themselves into the best fit position for their size.
1.1 Tile Groups
Tile Groups are a way of organizing existing tiles into groups to provide a user-friendly storage structure.
Creating a Tile Group
To create a new Tile Group, right-click in the Tile Library and choose Create Group. A new group will need to be named before it can be used.
Once a Tile Group exists then tiles can be dragged and dropped over the Tile Group to add the tile to the group. Tiles will be arranged in the order that they were added to the group.
Groups can be nested to whatever level is required, and tiles can be placed at any level within the nested groups.
To rename an existing Tile Group choose Rename Group from the Tile Group’s context menu.
To delete an existing Tile Group choose Delete Group from the Tile Group’s context menu. Deleting a Tile Group does not delete the tiles within that group, so if a Tile Group is deleted any tiles within it will remain in the Tile Library, but will no longer belong to a group.