Opening Dashboard

In this section:

How to:

There are several views in the Dashboard environment:

Note: Depending on your Dashboard view, some features may not be available.

When you open a Dashboard view from a:

For more information on view inheritance, see Managing Dashboard.

Note: The Back and Forward browser buttons cannot be used to navigate between Dashboard pages, or from a Dashboard View, back to a page viewed before connecting to Dashboard. This applies to Public, Group, and Personal Dashboard Views.

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Procedure: How to Open a Public or Group View

To access a Dashboard view, launch WebFOCUS and log on to the BI Portal.

  1. In your browser, type the following address



    Is the name of the server on which WebFOCUS is installed.


    Is the optional port number on which the server is listening.

    The WebFOCUS Sign In page opens.

  2. Enter your user name and password and click Sign In.
  3. From the WebFOCUS Welcome page, click the Dashboards menu and select either Dashboard Personal View or Dashboard Group Views, as shown in the following image.

    Dashboards menu

    • If you chose Dashboard Personal View, select Views from the menu bar. The Available Views dialog box opens, as shown in the following image.

      Available Views

      Select a view.

    • If you chose Dashboard Group Views, select a view from the Dashboard Group Views dialog box, as shown in the following image.

      Dashboard Group Views

  4. Alternately, if you know the name of the Dashboard view you want to go to, enter:

    For public views:


    For group views:




    Is the host name and optional port number (specified only if you are not using the default port number) where the WebFOCUS web application is deployed.


    Is the site-customized context root for the WebFOCUS web application deployed on your Application Server. The default value is ibi_apps.


    Is the name of the view given to you by your administrator.


    Indicates a public view.


    Indicates a group view.

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Procedure: How to Change Your Password
  1. On the WebFOCUS Welcome page, click your user name from the menu bar and select Change Password.

    The Change Password dialog box opens, as shown in the following image.

    Change Password

  2. In the Old Password field, type your current password.
  3. In the New Password field, type your new password.
  4. In the Confirm New Password field, retype your new password.
  5. Click OK.

    A confirmation window displays a message indicating that your password was successfully changed.

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Library Only User Logon

Library Only Users and other Managed Reporting users log on to their respective Group Views using the same URL. The Library Only Group View is only accessible to a named user and only through a Group View.

Each Library Only User should be a member of only one group. Library content is retrieved based on user ID, not based on Group membership. Access to Library content by a Library Only User is the same for all groups of which the user is a member.

Note: In some applications, it may be important to differentiate the Library content that is available in Dashboard Content blocks using different Group Views. In this case, the Library Only User can use the Views banner link to navigate from one Group View to another.