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I have been playing with the dashboard and I like the idea.  I have created three charts all for Time Off.  I have one for the US, one for Puerto Rico, and one for my team.  It is unfortunate that they all align one below the other on the left hand side of the screen.  It would make sense if they were first side by side and then went below.  I was also trying to figure out how to move them around so that I had them in the order that I wanted.  A click and drag feature would be helpful in that process.  If I missed that ability please let me know.  Also the rename feature is off to the side and you can't really see what you are typing.
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Kathy Piggford

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Mathieu Fenniak, Innovation Engineer

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Hi Kathy,

Thanks for your feedback.  The layout of charts is pretty limited right now, and we know that there are some more capabilities required.  Your feedback helps us to prioritize this.

Right now, the charts will align side-by-side, as long as there is enough horizontal space for them to fit.  Each chart has a fixed size, and when the screen is wide enough they will go side-by-side as long as is possible, then start to make more rows when they run out of space.  For example, in the below screenshot the window was wide enough to display three charts.  But the fixed chart size does greatly limit the ability to customize the display, so you might not get what you want out of it.  We do plan to enhance this.



It is not yet possible to rearrange charts, but, charts are displayed in the order that they were created.  Click-and-drag reordering would be a much more friendly way to organize charts.

Also thank-you for pointing out the issue about the rename feature being off to the side and unreachable.  I don't see that behaviour myself, but it might be an issue that occurs in a specific browser -- I will look into it.

Mathieu
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Kathy Piggford

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Hi Mathieu,

I am in IE right now.  I can try Chrome to see if it makes a difference.  I changed my IE to 75% to see if I could get them to go across and they are still stacked.  I'll keep playing.

Thanks,
Kathy
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Mathieu Fenniak, Innovation Engineer

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Hi Kathy,

I've just checked our IE support for the dashboard.  IE 11 and Edge (part of Windows 10) seem to be OK; a few glitches that we will fix, but the layout of charts works like I would expect.  But, IE 10 and lower are missing a few features that would account for the chart layout not working correctly for you.

Can you check the version of your IE through the "About Internet Explorer" menu option, and, try Chrome to see if you have similar issues?

Thanks again,

Mathieu
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Kathy Piggford

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My IE is version 10.0.9200.17457.  Chrome looks much better.  I'm a SSO client and my company uses IE by default.  I changed my log in for today, but it will reset tonight.  I do like how you can slice and dice this data.  I have the time off by type in one chart and by month in a second chart.  I think that information would be useful to the company to see in this format.
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Mathieu Fenniak, Innovation Engineer

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Thanks Kathy.  I'll see what we can do to fix-up the IE10 support, but, using Chrome will be the only workaround I can suggest for now.
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Hi Mathieu,

I was playing in Chrome and I really like how you can click on each section and drill down into the detail.  It was not very intuitive on how to get back out to the main chart.  I clicked on my original chart in the side column to get there.  A back button would be helpful so that I could go back one chart (if I'm three charts into the detail) in case I wanted to click on a different piece for more detail.  Or a dropdown breadcrumb choice of which detail or original chart you wanted to look at again.  It would also be nice if you didn't have to go into the edit mode for the detail, but stay on the dashboard.

Thanks,
Kathy
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Mathieu Fenniak, Innovation Engineer

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Hi Kathy,

When you click on the chart to drill-down into details, you can go back to the previous chart by using your browser's Back button.  You can use the browser's Back button to get back to the previous "state" any time; if you changed your graph type, added a filter, sorted the table, switched charts entirely, you can also go back with the browser to return to where you were.

You can also use the table of data to drill down into detail, for times that it might be easier to find a specific element on the table rather than the chart.  You can click on either a data cell, or a summary cell, to drill into it.
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Mathieu Fenniak, Innovation Engineer

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Hi Kathy,

I've made a few improvements to the Dashboard's IE10 support, including fixing the layout of charts and some of the items in the chart editor.

Thanks so much for all your feedback, and please keep it coming if you have more thoughts to share.  We do plan to implement the larger items you've mentioned, like re-ordering charts, but it will take some time.