Dundas Gauge Web Part for SharePoint

 
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Dundas Gauge Web Part for SharePoint

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1,999.00
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Dundas Gauge Web Part for SharePoint is perfect for users who require the real-time monitoring of KPIs and other critical data. The new ground-breaking gauge product features comprehensive gauges, complete with data analysis abilities. While utilized to represent data that simply can't be shown effectively in a chart format, Dundas Gauge for SharePoint is particularly effective as part of an interactive digital dashboard application.

SharePoint Specific Features:

  • Works with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS)
  • Works with Windows SharePoint Services v3.0Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  • Consumes data from Excel Services and Business Data Catalog (BDC) in MOSS versionCsly use existing data in SharePoint pages.
  • Consumes data from any OleDB Data Source
  • Consumes data from other WebPartsConsuming data from other SharePoint WebParts
  • Retreive data from list collections
  • Full Web design experience - No visual studio requirement!No Visual Studio
  • Can use templates from Dundas Chart for ASP.NET to ease migration
  • Full Web-based documentation set
  • Supports 64-bit SharePoint

General Features:

  • Interactive Gauges with AJAX AJAX-Enabled Gauges
  • Circular Gauge Type Circular Gauge Types
  • Linear Gauge Type Linear Gauge Types
  • Numeric Indicators Numeric Indicators Type
  • State Indicators State Indicators Type
  • Interactive Gauges
  • Flash Rendering
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Built-in Data Analysis
  • Comprehensive Documentation
  • Template Support Template Support

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Pretty but not ready for prime time

When using the Gauge web parts to connect to an Excel Workbook in an Excel trusted location we received SOAP errors regarding Maximum concurrent connections. This behavior did not occur when the web part was first configured on a page, but occurred if the page was refreshed. It sometimes worked for multiple refreshes of the page for some users – but eventually gave the SOAP error.

Navigating away from the page in the browser and reopening it did not change the behavior.

Closing the browser and reopening it to the page with the gauge web parts did not change the behavior.

We did not receive this error when only using Excel Web Access web parts connecting to the same location on the same page of the same site.

The error occurred more rapidly if there are multiple gauges in the site pointing to the same Excel trusted location.

We raised the limit for concurrent user connections in this trusted location from 5 (default) to 10 and were able to load the page and web parts fine one to three more times. Then we received the error again.

We tried reducing the idle session timeout setting for both the user sessions and the Excel Calculation sessions, but this did not seem to have any effect on the behavior.

We also found some of the gauges did not render properly when installed in a 64-bit environment.

When we contacted Dundas support, they confirmed the behavior and reluctantly verified our findings that there were two connections being created for each chart on a rendered page.

Also, we found that the connections would be refreshed on a page refresh along with two new ones being created. So, if a page with two charts was loaded that is 4 connections. If that page was refreshed once before the connections timed out, there would now be 8 connections. If ten users each hit the page in the same interval, that would be 20 connections with virtually unlimited scaling if they refreshed the page.

We decided to hold off on our purchase.

Product Reviews

Pros
The gauges are very pretty and there is a variety from which to choose that should allow most to get the look and feel they desire in a gauge.
Cons
Creates two connections to an Excel trusted file location for each gauge on a page as the page is rendered. One is an Excel Calculation Services connection, the other is an Excel Web Access connection (also called a User connection). This can quickly exceed the number of concurrent sessions allowed to a particular Excel Trusted File Location.
Version Reviewed
2.0
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