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Native Refresh Button For Dashboards

05-26-2023 07:54 AM
Status: Open
New Contributor II

The superior data visualization tools in dashboard make it very easy to create dashboards which are designed to be embedded in other AGOL programs such as Experience builder. With this combination, I make web apps where users can make changes to company plans, in my case, which acres of forest land will be cut, and then display the running total for them to see. This makes it easy for users to tell how many acres have been selected and finalize our plans for each year. However, as the app currently exists, in order for me to have both the benefits of Dashboard visualization tools, and the interactive abilities of Experience builder, users have to refresh the page each time they make changes in order to see those changes take place. This is long and cumbersome and slows down the editing process as all elements must be separately loaded in. A native refresh button that could be placed within a dashboard would allow users to refresh just the embedded dashboard page, without disrupting the rest of the page they are using. 

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  1. User-Friendly Design: Implement a native refresh button on dashboards to allow users to easily update the data being displayed, providing real-time insights for decision-making.

  2. Visual Consistency: Ensure the refresh button is visually consistent with the rest of the dashboard's design, using similar colors, styles, and positioning.

  3. Accessibility: Place the refresh button in an accessible location on the dashboard, such as the top-right corner, to make it easy for users to locate and use.

  4. Feedback Mechanism: Provide visual or auditory feedback, such as a loading spinner or progress bar, to indicate the data is being refreshed.

  5. Confirmation: Offer a confirmation or notification to the user once the data refresh is complete of vat, so they know the update has occurred.

  6. Refresh Interval: Allow users to set a custom refresh interval if they prefer automatic updates at specified times.

  7. Security Measures: Implement security measures, such as verifying the user's permissions, before allowing them to refresh the dashboard.

  8. Error Handling: Handle any potential errors during data refresh gracefully, providing clear messages to the user if the refresh fails.

  9. Optimized Data Loading: Optimize data loading and queries to minimize refresh time and prevent performance issues.

  10. Data Accuracy: Ensure that the refreshed data is accurate and up-to-date, taking into account any data adjustments for taxes such as VAT.

  11. Customization: Allow users to customize the refresh button's settings according to their preferences and needs.

  12. Integration: Integrate the refresh button with the rest of the dashboard's functionality, ensuring seamless and efficient operation.