The navigation pane provides access to dashboard graphs, filter controls, pages, and data options. The pane is on the left side of the dashboard and includes access to the Data, Assets, and Pages sections.


To include graphs that reflect updates to data, you associate a dashboard with a data view. The Data panel lists the data views available to the dashboard. Each view displays basic information from the data view. You must add a data view to create graphs and control charts.

Use Select to associate your dashboard with its first saved data view. Select the Folder and Table that contain the saved data view. Then in Select a data view, select the data view that contains the data. For more information on how create a data view, go to Example of creating a data view.

You can add multiple data views to a dashboard. After you've added one data view, use Add to add another one. After you add a data view, you can select the expander to view all the fields in the data view. To open the data view, select Open in a new tab . To delete the data view, select Delete .

You cannot add more than 100 data views.


An asset is an item that you can place onto the dashboard canvas to convey important information to other people. Assets include graphs, tables, forms, filter controls, and static elements such as text and images.

For more information about a type of asset, select one of the following links.

After you add an asset to the dashboard, select Open to re-open the graph builder dialog and Edit to open the options pane on the right side of the screen. If the asset is a control chart, you can also add a reference line and set alarms. For more information, go to Process Control for control charts and select "Add reference lines and alerts".

You can download the data used for an asset as a Minitab worksheet (.mwx). After you create the worksheet, select the Download icon in the top right corner of the asset. The worksheet includes all columns of the data view, not just the ones used for the asset.

If you apply a filter to the asset, the worksheet includes only the rows that meet the filter conditions.


Use pages to organize your dashboard content. For example, a single dashboard can have 3 pages that reproduce the same summary graphs for 3 different regions from the same data view. Use the Pages panel to add and manage pages on the dashboard.