Converting Dashboard Items

The Dashboard Designer provides the capability to convert data-bound dashboard items to another type. To convert the selected dashboard item to another type, use the Convert button in the Item group on the Home tab or the corresponding command in the item's context menu.

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The Dashboard Designer always preserves the following settings for data-bound dashboard items.

  • The set of data items used to bind the dashboard item to data.
  • Data shaping settings of data items and their names.
  • A custom name displayed within the dashboard item caption.

The following settings are kept if the dashboard item is being converted to an item that also supports this feature.

For different types of dashboard items, some specific settings can be preserved. For example, the following settings are preserved.