For the gadget with the list of favorite web links, the questions are:
- Is this dashboard just for you or is it for all users at the site?
- Is the list of links universal to all users (e.g., the same list for everyone) or is is personal to each user?
- What dependencies are there for the list? Is it dependent on scorecard and related measures, user ID, etc.
- Will all users have access to the web resources in the links or are these private to some users and not to others?
- Who determines what is in a user's list?
There are many ways to accomplish a gadget with the list of favorite web links. If they are very personal and you want to minimize your coding work, you could write a JS app that accesses the universal *favorites* object in the browser DOM and let the user use their browser favorites feature to save the list of links. But the user would have to know how to add favorites in their browser.
If the list also needs to be managed by someone else, but is personal to each user, you could create a little app with a database to store and manage links by user and a WebFOCUS report with hyperlinks to bring up each user's list, and an add button to add the content that's personal for them, and the capability for an admin to add links for them. The list would be filtered by the user's ID in that case (OWNER_ID in PMF).
Or if it's a public list that's always the same, you could take advantage of PMF's content management, and create a gadget that lists content in a particular category, create a gadget with a built category filter (including a category you set up yourself in the content panel in PMF). We have been looking for a gadget like that, so if you decide to build that one, we should get it exported to a GDG and we can put it out for public consumption, with full credit to you.
Bob Jude Ferrante
Director of Business and Development
WebFOCUS Performance Management
I'll take any questions about PMF - business or technical - anytime!