The core functionality provided by Dashboard Hub is the ability to connect a dashboard to other products in the Atlassian ecosystem such as Confluence, Bitbucket, and more (view the list of integrations here). These connections can be established within seconds using either any of the free Dashboard Hub Connector apps or API tokens.
The Dashboard Hub Connector apps are free apps that securely bridge the data coming from other products into Dashboard Hub.
How to integrate with Confluence
As an example, you could integrate content coming from your Confluence instance into your Dashboard Hub dashboard. In the following screenshot, a CQL Search gadget was used to display a list of articles that were obtained by querying using the Confluence Query Language (CQL)
Once you have added the gadget, click on Config which redirects you to a screen where you can change the display name of the gadget. Then you can select a datasource or create a connection to one by installing the related connector app and inserting the instance URL.
How to integrate with Bitbucket
A common requirement Agile teams encounter is the ability to keep track of the relevant metrics during a sprint such as how they are performing, the pull requests submitted in Bitbucket, and the blockers that they have run into. These can all be translated visually by using one of more than 60 gadgets that Dashboard Hub offers.
For example, to link the pull requests from a Bitbucket instance, you can search for the Open Pull Request gadget under Bitbucket.
The Open Pull Requests gadget will then be added to your dashboard. Next, you will have to perform some configuration, so click on either the Config button or the Edit (gear icon) button at the top left of the gadget.
You will be redirected to a screen where you can modify the gadget title and more importantly select the associated datasource which in our case is the Bitbucket instance. If this is your first time, you will have to add a connection to a datasource. This involves a few extra steps such as adding the connector app and the instance URL.
Once you have added the datasource, fill in the other fields (if any) and finally click Save. The data coming from Bitbucket will automatically sync with the gadget, enabling you to view your pull requests in the dashboard.
Notice the Open Pull Requests gadget at the bottom right of the next image and the other gadgets (using different datasources other than Bitbucket) which display other key metrics related to the sprint. You can also segregate these gadgets into different views by placing them in different slides.
To learn more about Dashboard Hub, read this comprehensive app guide.
Last updated: 2023-01-24