Operation view configuration

As the author of the operation view, you are responsible for building a complete experience. You choose the data sources, set up the tools, add widgets, and arrange the initial layout of the windows.

Tools for editing and building the operation view are only available when you sign in using an organizational account with a publisher or administrator role. Users who sign in to the app with an account that is assigned a user role are consumers of your operation view. They will see the operation view exactly as you configured it and cannot make modifications to the widgets.

Choose your display target

When you create a new operation view, you choose whether it will be displayed in an environment with multiple monitors, such as in a desktop setting, or on a single monitor, such as a tablet device or in a web browser. A single-display operation view has a predetermined layout with a map widget on the right and configurable panels of widgets on the left.

Configure widgets

Widgets are the core of operation views. Your operation view is blank until you add a widget. The map widget is usually included and often serves as the source of input data for other widgets. Other common widget types include bar or pie charts, lists, or indicators. You choose which data source or attribute value is displayed by the widget, specify the appearance settings, provide a description or explanatory text, and set any other properties required for the particular widget.

As soon as you create the operation view, you are prompted to add widgets to it. When starting from a new, empty operation view, you can only add the types of widgets that do not rely on other data sources (widgets) to function. Generally, you start building the operation view by adding a map widget. Once you have data sources in your operation view, you can add other types of widgets.

As the author of the operation view, you specify the initial size and position of widgets and the application frame. While users can rearrange windows, you set the default appearance of how the app appears when it is started. Your arrangement can make certain widgets appear more prominent than others. You should make the most important windows appear the largest so they are easy to see. If you are building a single-display operation view, you use predefined layouts for the widget placement. Use Widgets menu > Add Panel to set the layout, and click the Add Widget button in the panel to insert a widget within the current layout. If you have more panels than can be viewed at once, you can cycle through them by using the arrows at the sides of the panel or the navigation buttons at the top and bottom of the panel.

Update an operation view

An operation view opens ready for monitoring. To update it, click Tools menu > Edit Operation View to enter a mode that allows you to add or modify widgets. This displays the Widgets menu and adds settings buttons to each of the widgets so you can change properties.