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QC 9.2 Dashboard
We were requested to implement the QC Dashboard in our project.Can any one help me out explaining how to do a QC 9.2 Dashboard configuration?
Re: QC 9.2 Dashboard
We tried to implement the dashboard a few years ago and it involved too much overhead. Based on my experience you'd be better off upgrading to version 10.
The dashboard in version 9.x requires you to create KPI's in order to build the graphs and so on. These KPI's cannot be constructed to return just any data. The SQL has to formed such that you are only bringing back a single row/column of data. Then the KPI's can be aggregated in the dashboard UI as data sources. However this became a problem when we tried to use more than 5 data sources.
In version 10 it's built in, no separate database and the KPI concept has been thankfully dumped. You can write straight SQL to build your graphs and reports which is so much easier. You can then empower PM's and BSA’s to build and run their own reports.
Again, this is based on my experience and they may be others out there who were able to utilize this in a better way.
Re: QC 9.2 Dashboard
I agree with kisvacak.
We experimented with Dashboard in QC 9.0, and found it to be wretched.
When Dashboard ran its collector so it could build a data set on which to report, it took our CPU to 100% for a half hour. The reports that we could get out of it did not provide all the information we wanted. HP was unable (or unwilling) to fix several issues we had, including one where, after changing some fields in a project, we could not get the "old" fields out of the Dashboard, nor add the new fields in.
Seriously, if you truly need a dashboard of some sort, consider custom coding an extract and doing your graphs in Excel. You'll spend less time and frustration on it. Or, consider moving to QC 10, where a Dashboard built on an entirely different infrastructure is built in. But you would certainly be wise to abandon all hope of doing anything useful with the Dashboard as it comes in 9.0 or 9.2.