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Could any one please give good suggestion about Dashboard?

arulraj michealraj

Joined: Mar 02, 2005
Posts: 28
Hi guys,

My name is arulraj and i am working in product based company in j2ee platform over 2 years.
My company product is that mobile and Vehicle Resource management based on GPS(Global Positioning System).
we are producing various reports about vehicle and Mobile for the customer.
Right now, i have some requirement from our company customers.

The requirement is that they are looking for DashBoard concept associated with customized Reports.

How to implement the dashboard concept in j2ee?

Is there any tool to create it easily?

Is there any useful website for dashboard details?

Could any one please give good suggestion about it?


Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
I'm afraid there is no specialized technology available for implementing "dashboard concepts". That is, none that I'm aware of. In other words, my answer to your first two questions would probably be "by programming" and "your favorite IDE".

Regarding your third question, about a website for "dashboard details", I'm not sure what these "dashboard details" are? In fact, since you're talking about vehicles in your project, there's even a chance that you're referring to this kind of dashboard rather than something like this, although I'm guessing that since you mentioned J2EE, you're probably talking about a dashboard that's on a web page.

What would really help in getting useful answers for your questions would be to talk to your customer and figure out requirements for the dashboard so that you know what you need to implement. Once you have those requirements, you'll be positioned to ask smart questions about implementing those requirements. Otherwise, we'll be suggesting problems instead of solutions.

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Stan James
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Are your customers looking for things like this?

Business Intelligence products (fancy name for reporting tools) often feature about dashboards - a quick overview of how the business is doing - as a special type of report. If you're rolling our own reports, I'd guess you're going to be rolling your own dashboards, too. It can be a neat opportunity to do some flashy stuff for the higher management levels that don't normally see your work.
[ December 27, 2005: Message edited by: Stan James ]

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