Dynamic Canvas Sizing in Dashboards

Matt King shared this problem 5 days ago
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Hi,

When viewing dashboards on different-sized screens my dashboards are scaling as expected, but any multi-report canvases within those dashboards do not resize correctly, leading to overlapping objects or expanses of white space.


Is there a way around this? I've had a search through previous topics and the only answer is a "we're working on it" from 2 years ago.


Cheers,

Matt

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Hi Matt,

Thanks for reaching out. While "we're working on it" may seem like a cop out, a complete dashboard rewrite is actually coming in version 8.1. The entire dashboard will be laid out similar to the multi-chart canvas, allowing for more flexibility in terms of report placement. That said, I can't confirm whether a multi-chart canvas report will dynamically resize in an undesirable way with this new layout, as I of course haven't been able to test or play around with this yet, but based on how the new Dashboard's are described I don't see why reports would have to be dynamically resized as they won't be forced into pre-defined boxes.

In the mean time, you may be able to improve how your dashboard is displaying by altering the default dashboard width setting in the Administration > Content Settings:

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Regards,

Mike

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Hi Mike,

Thanks for your reply. I'm extremely reluctant to hardcode the dashboard width given that they might be viewed on a wide variety of aspect ratios, but it's good news that this issue may be completely sidestepped by 8.1

Do you have a rough idea of when 8.1 might be released?

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Hi Matt,

Sorry, meant to include that piece of info - 8.1 is currently anticipated to be released towards end of September. I of course understand the reluctance. The best way to know how well it works is to test in a non-prod environment and see how the functionality works for your dashboards and reports. The information Support itself has right now is rather limited, so I can't really speak too much on it.

Regards,

Mike