Connect to an Existing Data Source

This topic describes how to connect a dashboard to a predefined data source.

Prerequisites

You should register data sources in the data source storage before you can use them in the Web Dashboard.

Connect a New Dashboard to an Existing Data Source

When you create a dashboard, the New page is invoked and allows you to select a data source from the list.

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Select the data source and click Create to create an empty dashboard bound to the data source. You can now add dashboard items and bind them to data.

NOTE

If the control does not have data sources, you can create a new data source based on the existing data connections.

See Manage Data Sources for information on how to add and remove data sources from a dashboard.