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  • January 25, 2019

Blog Series: Building Interactive Dashboards in Oracle Management Cloud - Part 3

Guest Author: Pratul Mathur, Senior Product Manager, Oracle Management Cloud


In this 3 part blog series, I will show you how to build and connect several interactive dashboards together in Oracle Management Cloud, which will enable you to drill-down to view and manage the health of your applications and infrastructure. I’ll show you how to set up and link your own custom dashboards with easy to follow steps. The blog topics in this series will cover:

Part 1: Drill-Down from Dashboard Widgets using Entity Links
Part 2: Using Out-of-the-Box Data Explorer Widgets with Drill-Down Capabilities
Part 3: Drill-Down from Dashboard Widgets using Widget Title Linking

Part 3 – Drill Down from Dashboard Widgets using Widget Title Linking

In the last two articles, I discussed how to use Oracle Management Cloud’s Entity Link API and its out-of-the-box widgets to create interactive dashboards. In this article, I will show you how to link different dashboards together or how to link to Oracle Management Cloud pages using Widget Title Linking.

What is Widget Title Linking?

You can convert the title of any dashboard widget into a link that lets you navigate to not only other custom or out-of-the-box dashboards, but also to other Oracle Management Cloud pages, such as the Application Performance Monitoring page, or the Database Resource Analytics page. This widget Title Linking feature becomes very powerful when you want to drill-down in to other dashboards or pages while trying to troubleshoot performance or infrastructure issues.

For example, if you create a widget that provides information about Oracle Database resource consumption and add it to your dashboard, you can link this widget to Oracle Management Cloud IT Analytics’ Database Resource Analytics page, which highlights specific details about database resource consumption.

Creating Dashboard Widget Title Links

To create a custom dashboard for managing your Oracle Database fleet, you can add a custom widget to your dashboard that shows all the CPU and memory utilization across your entire database estate. You can graphically represent database CPU and memory on a customizable scatter chart as shown in the screenshot below.

Dashboard showing CPU and Memory Utilization Scatter Chart.

As you look at your database CPU and memory, you notice that consumption is rather high. You may want to drill-down into these databases to analyze further and see if there are any anomalies. To make navigation faster and more seamless, you can create a “Title Link” within the widget to connect to the Database Resource Analytics page.

To create this link, first enter the dashboard Edit mode by clicking on the ‘Edit’ button.

Next, click on the options menu (three vertical dots) on top right of the widget and click ‘Link Title’.

You will now see a popup menu to create the link with options to select the dashboard or Oracle Management Cloud page. The list of dashboards or pages will narrow as you type in the search box.

You can select the desired dashboard and/or page from the drop-down list and click on ’Save’ button in the dialog.

Next, click on the ‘Done Editing’ button on the dashboard. This will save the widget title linking.

You can see that the color of the widget title has changed to blue, which now shows the linkage between your database dashboard and Database Resource Analytics page.

In the example above, you created a widget that links a dashboard to a page. If you’re interested in creating a link to a custom or out-of-the-box dashboard, the process is the exactly the same.

Removing Widget Title Links

If you want to remove or edit the widget title link that you just created, enter the dashboard Edit mode again by clicking the ‘Edit’ button.

Open ‘Link Title’ dialog box by clicking on the options menu (three vertical dots) on top right of the widget and click ‘Link Title’.

Next, click on the cross icon to remove the link to the dashboard and then click on the ‘Save’ button. If you want to edit the link, select the new dashboard or page and then click on the ‘Save’ button.

Click on the ‘Done Editing’ button on the dashboard.

 

Conclusion

In this article, I discussed how to create a Widget Title Link between your custom dashboard and an Oracle Management Cloud page. This linkage feature allows you to drill into potential issues that might appear in your dashboard and is a great way to help you navigate ‘in-context’ between pages to resolve the problem.

Guest Author: Pratul Mathur, Senior Product Manager, Oracle Management Cloud
 

Blog Series: Building Interactive Dashboards in Oracle Management Cloud:

Read the 3 Part Blog Series: Building Interactive Dashboards in Oracle Management Cloud
Part 1: Drill-Down from Dashboard Widgets using Entity Links
Part 2: Using Out-of-the-Box Data Explorer Widgets with Drill-Down Capabilities
Part 3: Drill-Down from Dashboard Widgets using Widget Title Linking