Creating a new Data source

To bind data to a widget, a minimum of one data source is required. A data source can be created through the following procedure:

Go to the Dashboard Design View and click the + button at the bottom of DATA SOURCES container as indicated in the below image.

Add data source button click

If it is the empty dashboard that was newly created, on launch, it will display a smart screen window through which too, the data source can be created as indicated in the above image.

The New Connection dialog will launch like below.

New connection dialog

Enter a suitable name for data source at your convenience, fill the other details as requested and establish connection to the respective data source. Test Connection option will be available for server based data connection types to validate the connection with the details that you filled in.

Click Connect to navigate to the data design view. It holds the tables, views, etc. available under the connected data source. Now, a new data source was created.

Data source tab

You can drag and drop tables or views in data design view by expanding the tree view.

Table tree view