1. Anaplan User Experience
  2. Build apps and pages in the User Experience
  3. Board overview
  4. Dashboard import tool
  5. Import layout considerations

The layout of board pages and dashboards is different. Consider this when you import dashboards.

Boards can contain an unlimited number of rows. Each row on a board can contain up to six columns and each column can contain up to four cards.

On dashboards, rows can contain more than six columns and columns can contain more than four items. As such, some dashboard layouts might not be supported when you import a dashboard as a board.

If you import a dashboard with an unsupported layout, the new board uses these criteria for the layout:

  • If a column in a dashboard contains more than four items, these are spread out across additional columns.
  • If a row contains more than six columns, excess columns import to a new row or rows.
  • If a row contains six or fewer columns, the horizontal space of a board is divided equally between them.

Example

In a dashboard, there are only two rows, which contain text boxes. The first row contains 16 text boxes, which all read Row 1. The second row contains four columns, each of which contains six text boxes, which read Row 2 Column 1, Row 2 Column 2, and so on.

A dashboard named Layout Dashboard in a model named Dashboard Layout Model. It contains two rows of text boxes which are named logically based on their position.

When you import this dashboard, it adjusts to match the format of a board. The first row of 16 text boxes import over three rows as text cards. The first two rows contain six text cards, and the third row contains four.

Each column in the dashboard's second row contains six text boxes, more than the four-column limit on boards. This means that each column imports as two columns, which contain four and two text cards each. This is a total of eight columns, more than the six-column limit on a board. As such, two of the columns display on a separate row and expand to fill the horizontal space. 

The board that resulted from the import of the Layout Dashboard. The text boxes in the dashboard display as text cards in a different layout, in line with the explanation earlier on this page.