Niagara Analytics Explorer
Niagara Analytics Explorer helps you quickly build dashboards to visualize historical and real-time Niagara Analytics data.
Dashboards can be public or non-public. You determine whether a dashboard is public when you save a dashboard or edit dashboard settings. On the landing page, public dashboards appear in Public Dashboards, and non-public dashboards appear in My Dashboard. If you created a public dashboard, it has a blue icon. If someone else created it, it has a gray icon. A non-public dashboard can be seen only by the person who created it.
Anyone who has read-only permission or higher can:
- Create a new dashboard.
Only a user with higher than read-only permission can:
- Use the Save or Save As command to save dashboards that this user created.
- Use the Save As command to save a new version of a public dashboard.
- Delete dashboards that this user created.
Only the creator of a public dashboard can:
Install Niagara Analytics Explorer
- Make sure that you have the
dglux-ax-analytics.distfile provided by Tridium.
- Stop all running stations, and close all instances of the engineering tool (Workbench).
Follow these steps to install Niagara Analytics Explorer module on a local workstation or Niagara supervisor.
Move the contents of the directory into your Niagara installation folder according to the following table.
Item Move to…
Niagara installation directory,
Niagara installation directory,
Contents of the
Follow these steps to install Niagara Analytics Explorer on a remote computer or on a JACE device.
- Open the remote platform.
- Open the Distribution File Installer in the remote platform. When prompted, navigate to the
dglux-ax-analytics.distfile, and click Install.
Add the Service
After installing, add the Niagara Analytics Explorer service to the station:
- Start the engineering tool (Workbench), and start the station.
When you add the service, a new user is automatically created. By default, the permissions for this user are the same as for Category 1, or the User category. The automatically created user is disabled by default. To enable it, edit the user and set Enabled to true.
To change permissions for this automatically created user or other users:
If you give a user read-only permission to the user category, the user can view and create dashboards in Niagara Analytics Explorer but can't save them.
Configure Nav Files
The automatically created user is already associated with a Nav file, so you don't need to assign one to this user.
If you are using a different user, you can associate it with the Nav file
module://dglogikNanalytics/rsc/na.nav, which is automatically installed when you add the service. To do this, click the folder icon next to Nav File, and then browse to the path of this Nav file.
If you want to use your own Nav file, make sure that the Nav file uses
ord=dglux5na:. To do this, edit the Nav file, and enter
dglux5na: in the Home Ord field.
If you make changes to a user, click Save.
Open Niagara Analytics Explorer
In a web browser, navigate to
If you use the automatically created user, you do not need to enter the full path. You can simply enter
Create a Dashboard
To create a new dashboard:
To edit a widget's properties, click the Edit button on the widget, and use the Properties pop-up.
See the descriptions of the properties, below.
Change the Date Range
To change the global date range for historical widgets in this dashboard, use the date range picker at the top of the page. Date range changes are saved with the dashboard.
A dashboard with an absolute date range will display the same data no matter when it is opened. To select an absolute date range, use one of the following:
- Select the Day or Week button and use the calendar.
A dashboard with a relative date range will display data that depends on the date when it is opened. To select a relative date range, use one of the following:
- Select the Relative button and use the drop-down menus and number field.
All historical widgets on the page use this global date range by default. However, you can override the date range using a widget's properties.
Save a Dashboard
To save a dashboard that you are editing:
Name the dashboard.
If you want, add a description, and specify whether this is a public dashboard. A public dashboard can be viewed by anyone who can log in to this Niagara station, but only the creator can delete it or overwrite it. A non-public dashboard can be seen only by the person who created it.
View a Dashboard
To view a dashboard:
Delete a Dashboard
You can delete public dashboards only if you created them.
To delete a dashboard:
Edit a Dashboard
There are two ways to edit a dashboard that has already been created:
If you are currently viewing a dashboard, click the Edit button in the top left corner.
Edit Dashboard Settings
To edit the name or description of a dashboard, or whether the dashboard is public: