Sometimes it may be required to produce a dashboard that has an automatic timer control mechanism.
An example might be that you have a large screen in a communal area of your company and you want to display multiple KPIs about the performance of the company and various divisions up on the screen so you want the pages of the dashboard to change automatically.
This automatic timer mechanism is quite easy to achieve using a play selector component but in that case the speed of the scrolling is fixed at the time of the dashboard development and cannot be adjusted at runtime by the user.
- For the very simple fixed time version – see this video Simple Scrolling Dashboard – YouTube
- It is also possible via some excel formulas to create a timer that has an adjustable speed control as explained in this link SAP BO Dashboard with variable speed automated scrolling mechanism – YouTube
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