Tweaking the Manager Resources Dashboard

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The Manager Resources Dashboard is being replaced in Release 13, but until we get the upgrade we still need to use the current version. Most of the content can be replaced with better OTBI output, however, Worker Availability is not able to be easily superceded.

So, for our client, they have this on its own on a Dashboard.

Manager Resources Dashboard Tweak 1

Straight away you’ll be able to see the problem. Anyone with more than four direct reports will see a scrollbar and will need to move up and down to get a view of their team’s whereabouts.

As this was the only item on the dashboard the client asked if it could be made a bit taller so more team members could fit in the centre window at the same time.

It took a fair amount of CSS digging, but it is possible. We added a piece of HTML markup within a sandbox and used it to inject a style into the page that specified a larger height value:

Manager Resources Dashboard Tweak 2

Purists among you will be tutting at my use of the “!important” directive as it prevents the cascade of style classes, however in this case the height was expressly set in the HTML as an element style so this was the only way of overriding it.

The result of this small override is a much better user experience:

Manager Resources Dashboard Tweak 3

All the team on one page and no scroll bars.

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