Advanced Dashboard Panel Configuration

A guide for those looking to get the most out of the Dashboard Panels

The majority of Dashboard Panels have fairly straightforward inputs, however there are a select few with fairly detailed and intricate configuration. The below sections provide more details, notes and examples on the more complicated Dashboard Panels.

Value Stream Panels

Value Stream Panels, for the most part, share the same set of inputs. The default configuration is often enough to display some data but for more advanced use cases the inputs will typically need to be modified.

Range Start and Interval

Value Stream Panels display data in a date range. The upper bound on this range is always fixed as the current date and the lower bound is specified in the Range Start input. The Range Start is always relative to the current date time.

In the above example we have identified our measured range as 60 days in the past until right now.

The Interval input is equal to the gap between each plot point X Axis. Continuing with the above example, we are measuring 60 days in the past until right now and over 7 day intervals.

A few caveats about the Interval input:

  • The Interval input does not necessarily correlate to the labels on the x-axis, the labels are interpolated based on the number of data points and the start/end range.

  • Intervals are totaled and displayed at the end of the interval. Sticking with the 60 days/7 day interval example these would roughly be our data points:

    • 53 days ago (totaled from 60 days ago until 53 days ago)

    • 46 days ago (totaled from 53 days ago until 46 days ago)

    • and so on

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Chart Type

Most charts can be displayed in one of three variants: Line, Area, or Bar. The data remains the same so this input is all about how you enjoy viewing the data.

Area Chart Layering

If an Area chart is used with multiple series, the last series will be rendered on top, and the first series will be rendered on the bottom. If you find it hard to view certain series due to overlap try re-ordering your series or switching to a Line chart.

Show Grid

Another cosmetic input. When true horizontal grid lines will be rendered along the chart.

Series Input

In generic terms, a chart series is a group of data points. These data points can represent a set of bars, a line, or an area curve depending upon the Chart Type input.

Default Series

By default a chart will render a single series with no configuration needed. This is how you see data even when no series are added. This default series will have 0 filters applied to it. In the case of Deployment Frequency this means the default series shows all deployments to all environments, target groups, releases etc. If you require filtering for the default series or want to add multiple series, this can be done here.


To add a chart series hit the + Icon which will present options for the new series.






The name of the series, this will show along the bottom of the x-axis and in tooltips.


This will be the color of the series in the chart

Filters (environments, releases, etc)

The remaining fields are all filters that apply to the series. If no filters are specified then it is the equivalent of the “Default” series mentioned above. Multiple filters can be specified on a single series.

Annotations Input


Static Annotations can also be added to charts. Annotations represent a fixed point on the x or y axis.

Once added annotations can help track milestone dates or compare against target values.

Annotations consist of 3 main properties:






The name/label of the annotation. This is how you will identify it in the chart.


The value can be placed on the X or Y axis. When placed on the Y axis it represents a simple number. When placed on the X axis it represents a date.


The color of the annotation label and line in the chart.

X Axis Annotations

Since X Axis annotations represent a static date and charts time ranges are relative, it is inevitable that a date annotation will eventually shift off of the chart. This is normal and expected.


Recent Activity


Recent Activity is an extremely powerful Dashboard Panel that shows all current and recent workflow executions in your FlexDeploy environment.

Display Data

Depending upon the space you available you may want to show or hide specific pieces of data. This input does just that.

Status, Project Name, Environment and Requested By/On info is always shown regardless of this input.

Data Filters

Data Filters allow you to limit the items displayed based on the criteria provided. The inputs follow the same scheme as our GraphQL API for maximum flexibility.

Zero or more filters can be specified, if multiple are specified they are joined with AND. In the above example the Panel would only show Packages including DEMO- for Project with ID 45889.

Multiple Filter Values

An individual filter value can have multiple values as well, separated by comma. For example if we wanted to show all results for only two projects we can accomplish that with the following:


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