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Above and beyond the configuration possibilities that are available for Tiles and Categories/Tags, there are additional advanced configuration options as listed below:
- Configure the page title
- Configure language
- Configure scroll direction
- Configure time period options
- Configure logout confirmation
- Configure tag filtering options
- Configure the number of Applications displayed in Evolution details pages
- Configure user preference persistence
How to configure the options
The options listed above are governed by a .json file located here (this is the same file that is used to configure Tiles (see CAST-AAD - Tile management) at Multi-application level):
The options are available at the very start of the file:
To modify the options, edit the cmp.json file with a text editor (Notepad or other similar application). CAST recommends creating a copy of the default cmp.json file that can be used as a replacement if an error occurs during editing.
Viewing the changes in your browser
There is no need to restart the application server or application itself if you edit and save the cmp.json file: changes are immediate on saving the file. However, you may find that the changes are not immediately visible in the CAST Application Analytics Dashboard. This is because the .json file is loaded into the browser's cache, therefore CAST recommends that you empty your browser cache to force the changes to become visible.
If you are using Google Chrome the following tip can be used to automatically empty the browser cache:
- Tap F12 to open the Developer Tools window at the bottom of the page.
- Click the Settings icon (a cog) to the right of the Developer Tools window
- Tick the Disable cache (while DevTools is open) option and close the Settings window.
- In this state, when you then tap F12 followed by F5 to refresh the page, the browser cache will be automatically emptied.
Configure the page title
Used to display a title in each landing page:
By default this is set to:
Note that the app.json file is located here (this is the only dashboard wide option that is available in both the cmp.json and app.json files):
Enables you to choose the language you require
By default, the CAST Application Engineering Dashboards is delivered with language display set to English: all messages and text displayed in the dashboard is only displayed in English. However, it is now possible to set a specific locale and provided that a translation of the default English text and messages has been configured, the dashboards will then display text and messages in the chosen language.
See CAST AAD-AED - Dashboard localization for more information.
|Configure scroll direction||horizontalScroll|
Used to determine the scroll direction for the areas within the dashboard pages. By default this is set to "false", as such, areas are placed vertically on top of each other and scrolling is applied vertically.
Change this value to "true" to enable horizontal scrolling - i.e. areas are placed side by side.
Configure logout confirmation
When a user logs out of the CAST Application Analytics Dashboard, a confirmation message will be displayed by default:
If you would like to deactivate this confirmation message, simply change
|Configure user preference persistence|
During navigation with the CAST Application Analytics Dashboard, you may be selecting filters, grouping or different periods than are configured by default. If the parameter persistNavigationFilters is set to true (the default is false), the web application will try and record your preferences in the browser's cache. By doing so, when you access the dashboard another time, if those parameters are not set in the URL, those from the cache will be used instead, enabling you to pursue navigation with the same filtering/grouping parametrization.
If you access a page with parameters already set in the URL, they will be used instead. Any time you change one of these parameters, the parameters will be saved again in the cache for future use.
The persistence only applies to
|Configure time period options|
This option enables fine tuning of the time period options for evolution data that are available to users in the top right hand corner of the dashboard:
These options are explained in more detail in CAST Application Analytics Dashboard - CAST AAD (see Time period selection).
|Configure tag filtering options|
When set to true:
Users only get access to categories/tags that match the Application's full scope (i.e. tags that do not apply to any Application accessible to the user are not displayed).
When set to false:
Users can see all categories and related tags regardless of whether any Applications are assigned to them. Filtering on visible tags with no Applications will lead to a blank display however.
|Configure the number of Applications displayed in Evolution details pages||Evolutions|
This option defines the number of Applications that are included in the Evolution details pages (i.e. the pages accessed when clicking an Evolution tile either at multi or single Application level). The default value is set to 10 Applications - beware when configuring a high number of Applications as it can significantly impact performance. The parameter can be overridden by plugin specific configuration.