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What's New in Syncfusion Dashboard Platform

What's New in Syncfusion Dashboard Platform

The latest release of the Syncfusion Dashboard Platform features new data connections, dynamic parameter handling, stored procedures, the ability to embed the Dashboard Server in any of your applications, and much more.

Data Source Improvements

Connect to files in Dashboard Server

Connect files (CSV, Excel, JSON, text documents) uploaded through the File entity to the logged-in Dashboard Server from the Dashboard Designer connection dialog.

JSON string with nested levels

Connect web data sources that return JSON results or individual files that contain JSON strings in a nested structure.

Display dates in fiscal year format

Display dates in a fiscal year format by setting the preferred fiscal year start month.

Default and null value options for parameters in stored procedures

Execute stored procedures that include default-value parameters and pass null values to a parameter.

New expression functions

New expression functions have been added to calculate percentage of total (TOTAL), running total (RUNNINGSUM, RUNNINGAVG, RUNNINGCOUNT, RUNNINGMAX, RUNNINGMIN, RUNNINGVAR, RUNNINGSTDEV), and row number (INDEX).

Designer Capabilities

More rows to accommodate more widgets

Add an infinite number of rows by dragging or resizing the widgets beyond the last row, allowing more widgets to be accommodated in a dashboard. Widgets can also be varied in size to look elegant on the designer canvas.

Optimal-sized widgets

Filters and other visualization widgets are optimized to render well even in smaller spaces, and to show more widgets in the visible area.

Schedule automatic refresh for widgets at different times

Set automatic refresh times for the dashboard as a whole or specific widgets on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis.

Date range and multi-value dashboard parameters

Set a date range as a parameter in literal mode and bind multiple values to a parameter in list mode.

Widget Improvements

Linking in image widget

Link the image widget with other tabs in a dashboard, across dashboards, and with internal and external URLs.

Handling mouse and touch actions in widgets

Customize mouse and touch actions for a widget related to filter, linking, and drill-down operations at run time.

Decimal and group separators

Decimal and group separators can be customized as part of number formatting.

Data labels in map widget

Show data labels across regions in the map widget. Toggle their visibility based on your needs.

Recognition of standard formatted shape values together in map widget

Bind one or more standard shape formats at the same time to recognize data values of the same column that satisfy any of these formats.

Measure formatting in 100% stacked charts

Measure formatting support is provided for 100% stacked charts.

Value axis range customization support

Customize start value, end value, and intervals of the primary and secondary value axes in the chart.

Index-based default selection in combo box

Set one or more items to be selected by default based on their indexes in the combo box during design.

Custom widget improvements

Measure formatting, linking, custom themes, date formatting, and advanced date formatting are supported in custom widgets.

Compact view in card

Compact view enables card items to be arranged in a legible manner with optimized contents.

Item visibility in card

Toggle the visibility of each item in a card through the settings available in the properties window.

Range customization in card widget

Customize the background color, font color, indicator, and range limits in the card widget. You can also add or remove ranges.

Sparkline in card widget

Display sparklines in the card widget to represent the actual value distribution based on a category.

Showcase additional metric in card widget

An additional metric can be showcased along with the actual and target values in a card by adding it in the new “custom value” section.

Alignment of card elements

Card elements can be aligned individually as needed.

Uniform font size in card

Card elements have been optimized to use the same font size as other card widgets spanning equal cell size and with similar elements.

On-demand data loading in tree map

A tree map in drill-down mode will render faster than before with on-demand data loading enabled.

Measure-based sorting in pivot grid

Sort rows based on the measure column values in pivot grid.

State persistence in pivot grid

Drill states can be persisted during initial rendering, exporting, and maximize operations in the pivot grid.

SDK Enhancements

Compatibility for latest Angular frameworks

Dashboard Viewer is now compatible with Angular 4 and 5 frameworks.

Visual Studio extension support

Visual Studio extensions for the Dashboard Viewer are provided for use in ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC, and ASP.NET Core applications.

Server Capabilities

Files repository in Dashboard Server

Connect to file data sources and retrieve the files to host in the Dashboard Server. Set permissions for users and groups to access them.

Pin widget to home page with applied filters

Pin the dashboard widget to the home page and include the applied filters.

Windows Server 2016 Azure Virtual Machine

Windows Server 2016 VM installed with the Dashboard Server is now available in the Azure Marketplace.

Dashboard Mobile App

Connect to different versions

Connect to previous versions of the Dashboard Server right from v2.2.0.31, in addition to the current one.

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