Dashboards, charts, & widgets
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Customizable, highly-configurable dashboards provide you and your teams with the flexibility to share information, monitor progress and trends, and improve your workflow processes.
Add widgets to your dashboard
With dashboards, you can configure an array of charts and widgets.
Each team can add and configure multiple dashboards to share information, view status, progress, and trends, and access quick links and other functions. Easily add and rearrange widgets on the dashboard to show recent changes made to view build status, bug trends, and more.
Sample chart widgets
Sequence for adding and customizing a dashboard
Monitor code activity, build progress and deployment status
With the code tile widgets, you can monitor the activity occuring within a repo or branch folder. Build history displays a histogram of all builds run for a specific build definition. Bar color indicates: green-completed, red-failed, and yellow-completed without tests.
Code, build, and release chart widgets
In addition to the widgets available to your from the widget catalog, you may find additional widgets of interest from the Marketplace.
Generate status and trend charts from queries
With flat-list queries, you can create various charts to monitor status, progress, and trends. To get started, you can open a shared query and create a chart based on your tracking interests. Chart types include status—pie, bar, column, stacked bar, and pivot—and trend—stacked area, line, and area—charts.
Sample Agile tool light-weight charts
Sequence for adding query-based charts to a dashboard
Prior to monitoring work progress and trends, you'll need to have planned your project and made progress on work you're tracking.
Test progress, results, and trends
The steps to creating charts that track test progress and results are similar to those for tracking work. The starting point, however, begins with the test plan rather than a query. For example, you can find out how many test cases are ready to run, or how many tests are passing and failing in each test suite.
Sample light-weight test charts
And, just like work item query-based charts, you can add these charts to a dashboard.
Sequence for adding test progress and result charts to a dashboard
System-generated work tracking charts
There are a number of system-generated charts that you can access from the web portal, but can't add to a dashboard. However, you may find a comparable widget listed in the widget catalog that tracks the same or similar data which you can add to the dashboard. These include:
Each sprint provides access to two charts. The first tracks capacity for the team, team activities—such as Development, Test, Design—and individual team members. The second tracks the sprint burndown in terms of remaining work.
Sprint chart widgets
Widgets and the Analytics Service (VSTS)
The Analytics Service is available for VSTS accounts. To learn more, see these topics:
- Widgets based on the Analytics Service
- Add an Analytics widget to a dashboard
- What is the Analytics Service?
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Add custom fields
You can add data to support reporting requirements in the following ways:
- Add a custom field (Inheritance process model, VSTS)
- Add or modify a field (Hosted XML or On-premises XML)
Using the REST API service, you can create a custom widget.