Create custom sections

Adobe Workfront sections

The information you see in the Workfront web application is often displayed in the left panel sections by default. Each section contains different information about a Workfront area or object.
For more information about the default areas of Workfront, see the article About the default Adobe Workfront layout.

In addition to the sections that come with Workfront by default, you can add a dashboard on which you can display information relevant to your workflow. You cannot add a dashboard to all areas and objects.

The following table lists all the Workfront areas and objects that contain sections in the left panel and which of them can be customized:

Workfront area or object
Default system sections
Custom sections
Projects area
Requests area
Timesheets area

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*
Adobe Workfront license*
Review or higher
Access level configurations*
Reviewer or higher
Object permissions
View access to the object type

*To find out what plan or license type you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Add a dashboard in the left panel of a Workfront object or area

Before you can add a dashboard, you must build the dashboard with all the information you want to display on it. You may also build an external page.
For more information about building dashboards, see the article Create a dashboard.
For more information about building external pages, see the article Embed an external web page in a dashboard.

After you build the dashboard or the external page, you can add them to the left panel.

  1. Go to one of the Workfront areas or objects where you can add a custom section in the left panel.

  2. Go to an object where you can add a dashboard in the left panel.
    For more information about what areas and objects you can add custom sections to, see Adobe Workfront sections.

  3. Click Add dashboard in the left panel.

  4. Type a name for the dashboard in the Quick link name field. This is visible only to you.

  5. Start typing the name of an existing dashboard or external page in the Choose a dashboard field, then select the dashboard when it displays in the list.

  6. Click Add.

  7. (Optional) Drag and drop the sections in the order in which you would like to display them.

    The top section is the default section for the page.

    The sections you created for individual objects display when you access all objects of the same type and are available only to you.

Display dashboards in the left panel of objects

For more information about adding a dashboard under an object, see the section Add a dashboard in the left panel of a Workfront object or area in this article.

When you add a dashboard to a custom section under an object, the object acts as a filter for the dashboard. For example, if you add a task report on a dashboard and you add the dashboard to a project, the custom section that contains the dashboard on the project displays only tasks on the project you are viewing.

The following objects are filtered for the object under which they display, if that object is higher in hierarchy than them:

  • Project
  • Task
  • Issue
  • Approval Process
  • Note
  • Document

For more information about the hierarchy and interdependency of objects, see the section Interdependency and hierarchy of objects in the article Understand objects in Adobe Workfront.

Customize the left panel in a layout template

When you add dashboards to your Workfront instance, they are only visible to you.

You can customize the sections in Workfront and share the new layout with several users in a layout template. Only a system or a group administrator can share them with other users in a layout template. For more information about customizing the left panel with a layout template, see Customize the left panel using a layout template.