This topic describes how to save, save and publish, restore, unpublish, and republish a dashboard. These features allow users to view only published dashboards. All modifications made by developers are invisible to users until they are published.

Prerequisites

You have logged on to the Quick BI console and created a dashboard. For more information, see Basic dashboard operations.

Background information

Dashboards are published automatically after they are saved. If developers save modifications to the dashboards, users may view the intermediate versions that are generated. To improve user experience, the save feature is separated from the publish feature, and the unpublish and republish features are added.

Save a dashboard

The save feature saves only the current operation. New dashboards are not published after you save them. To publish a new dashboard, use the save and publish feature. If you want to update a published dashboard, republish it.

Save and publish a dashboard

The save and publish feature saves the current operation and publishes the dashboard. This feature is available only for dashboards that are not published.

Restore a dashboard

After you save your modifications to a published dashboard but have not yet published the modifications, you can use the restore feature to restore the dashboards to the latest version.

  1. Select a published dashboard.
  2. Modify the dashboard and save the modifications.
    The dashboard is in the Saved But Not Published state.
  3. On the dashboard edit page, click the More icon and select Restore.Restore a dashboard
  4. In the message that appears, click OK.

Unpublish a dashboard

You can unpublish a dashboard. Unpublished dashboards are invisible to users.

  1. On the dashboard edit page, click the More icon and select Unpublish.Unpublish a dashboard
  2. In the message that appears, click OK.

Republish a dashboard

After you update a published dashboard, you can republish it to make the updates take effect. If "To Be Updated" is displayed for a dashboard and the dashboard is in the Saved But Not Published state, you can republish it To Be Updated