Create a dashboard

You can create dashboards to quickly access information in Adobe Workfront. Reports, calendars, and external pages can be added to dashboards that you can share with others for optimal collaboration.

To learn more about dashboards, see Get started with dashboards.

Access requirements

Expand to view access requirements for the functionality in this article.

You must have the following:

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Adobe Workfront plan Any
Adobe Workfront license*

Current: Plan


New: Standard

Access level configurations Edit access to Reports, Dashboards, and Calendars
Object permissions You will obtain Manage permissions to the dashboards you create

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator. For information, see Access requirements in Workfront documentation.


You must create any of the following objects before you can add them to a dashboard:

You can add existing external pages to a dashboard, or you can create one from the new dashboard. For information on creating external pages, see Embed an external web page in a dashboard.

Create a dashboard

  1. Click the Main Menu icon Main Menu in the upper-right corner of Adobe Workfront, or (if available), click the Main Menu icon Main Menu in the upper-left corner, then click Dashboards.

  2. Click New Dashboard.
    The New Dashboard dialog box displays.

  3. Specify the following:

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    This is the name of your dashboard.

    If you do not specify a name, the name of the first report on the dashboard becomes the name of the dashboard, by default.

    Description (Optional) This is a description of your dashboard.
  4. Select a layout by clicking the radio button corresponding to it at the top of the Select Layout/ Add Reports/ Add Calendars section. This is the layout in which the reports, calendars, or external pages will display on the dashboard.

    The single-column layout is the default.

    For information about report layout on dashboards, see Understand how reports display on a dashboard.

  5. Search for reports, calendars, or external pages in the Search by name or type … field, then drag them to the layout pane, when they appear in the list.

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    When searching for an item, the search returns any of the 2,000 most recently created reports. Report names that include unicode characters are not returned in search results. As a best practice, avoid including unicode characters when naming objects in Workfront by typing names rather than copying and pasting names from another source.

    Search for reports

  6. (Optional) Click Add External Page to add a new External Page to the dashboard.

    For more information about creating external pages and embedding them into dashboards, see Embed an external web page in a dashboard.

  7. Click Save + Close.

    A timestamp displays in the upper-right corner of the dashboard. The timestamp includes the date, time, and time zone when the dashboard was last refreshed.