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There are three types of tab available in Yellowfin; Standard, KPI, and Pre-Built.

Tab Type



These tabs have the broadest range of functionality available to them, including linked filters and series. The only reason you would not use a Standard Tab when creating a new tab is if you wanted to include a KPI Report on the tab.


This tab type is only used if you want to include KPI Reports on your tab. The reason this is a seperate type is that some functionality is incompatible with KPI Reports, so the tab disables things like filters and linked series.


This is a tab that has been created by a user and is not currently displayed on your dashboard. This does not involve creating a new tab, just selecting an existing one to display.

Adding a Pre-Built Tab

  1. To add a pre-built public tab, click Create in the main navigation bar, select Dashboard Tab and choose the Pre-built Tab option.
  2. You will now see a list of tabs available to you, similar to the Thumbnail view of the Browse page. Click on the tab you wish to add.
  3. On selecting a tab you will be returned to the Dashboard and shown a preview of the tab. To confirm you wish to add the tab to your dashboard, click the link at the top.
  4. You will now have added the tab to your Dashboard.

Note: you can only have one instance of a public tab on your dashboard.

Creating a Standard Tab

  1. To build a Standard Tab, click Create in the main navigation bar, select Dashboard Tab and choose the Standard Tab option.
  2. You will now see an empty Tab Layout display. From here you will need to locate the reports you wish to display on the tab and drag them onto the template.

    Open the Report List panel on the left of the screen.
  3. Locate the Reports you wish to display on your tab and drag them into one of the 'Drag a report here' place holders.
  4. Add all the reports you wish to display, then close the Report List panel by clicking on the X in the top right corner. You will now see your reports displayed in the layout template.

Tab Customisation

From here you are able do several things:

  1. Adjust the size and display of your reports.

    See Report Portlet for more information.

  2. Adjust the layout template of the tab.

    See Dashboard Layout for more information.

  3. Create Sub Tabs as part of the tab.

    See Creating Sub Tabs for more information.

  4. Create Analytic Links on the tab.

    See Analytic Setup for more information.

  5. Link Series Selection on the tab.

    See Series Selection Setup for more information.

Creating a KPI Tab

This requires the same process as creating a Standard Tab, with two differences:

  1. Select KPI Tab from the Create Dashboard Tab menu
  2. Drag KPI Formatted tabs into the KPI Report panel in the tab. Standard reports can still be added to all the Drag a report here panels.

Creating Sub Tabs

Sub Tabs allow you to split the content of a tab across multiple layouts, while still sharing the same filter sets.

  1. Open the Dashboard Layout menu and enable Sub Tabs
  2. Click the + Add Subtab link to create new sub tabs
  3. Provide a name and layout option for the sub tab
  4. Reorder the sub tabs if required by dragging them in the list on the left