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At last – a DashBoard for mv environments

Jan 18, 2008
You're Reading: At last – a DashBoard for mv environments

Some years ago, I looked into the dashboard concept very seriously and even experimented using MS-Excel and the auto-updating of imported data. I did this by regularly exporting the data from UniVerse to a CSV file on a shared drive. Then I linked the data into MS-Excel with an auto-update of the same period as the CSV update on the server.

In concept this worked, but the amount of work required in formatting the data into candy-eye graphs and gauges was all a bit too much for me.

But, help could be at hand. An article from DBTASierra Bravo Releases Free Software to Create Desktop Widgets describes software from Sierra-Bravo called the Bravo Dashboard. This software helps setup widgets which link to your ‘legacy’ backend. There is an instructional/demo video and it is FREE…

Definitely worth a look. When I finish my PHP stuff, I will be downloading it and having a go.

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I have been in the computer/IT industry for over 35 years. After spending half a life-time in highly proprietary database environments, I have succumbed to the WordPress Eco-system and I'm well down the chasm. I am specializing in AWS hosting, Wordpress CMS, Elegant Themes, in particular Divi and Extra themes.


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