I'm new to dashboard, and was thinking it would be a nice tool to display various stats from our Accela permitting system. Can I access the SQL table directly, or do I first need to make a service out of it?
Yes that would be nice. Unfortunately, as far as I have ever been able to figure out it is not possible. I think for Portal to reach its potential this is a necessity.
Thanks Joe. In the What's New section:
Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS | ArcGIS
t shows a matrix for Online and Portal, and it says the current version is supposed to have "Support for stand-alone tables as data sources" with the caveat that it is "Currently (only available) as external data sources"
But when I look at the help for external data sources, it seems to only discuss ArcGIS Services...
Can you create a service from a table if there is location info? What is no location info?
In order for you to use the table as a data source in Ops Dashboard, it has to be accessible through the service, i.e., through the REST endpoint as a table. For example, the following service has a feature class and a table available that you could use as data sources:
The other caveat with using a table is that it has to have an OID field in order to be brought in as a data source. This help topic has more information on external data sources.
Thanks Chris. So it sounds like the able must reside in SDE, or how else do you get the OID field? We are looking to use Socrata as a data warehouse. I was thinking that the Dashboard would be a handy way to show the status of permits - pie chart showing permit types, another showing % completed, etc. I can create URLs to access that data and do various functions, but it sounds like you are unable to directly use just a free standing SQL table... Here are some examples of the URLs:
Socrata API end point:
Count records where current status = Issued:
Any way to bring this into Dashboard?
There isn't any way to bring in the data without some kind of service behind it- either ArcGIS Online, Portal or Server. And you could use a table view as well (with OID) from either a map service or feature service.
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