I'd like to get four columns to display in dashboard with fields from same object. I know how to achieve this (Four columns) using Matrix and Summary Report Format.

The problem is my client wants to look at Four column's of contacts in a single report (also in a dashboard), these are Account Owner, Account Name, Contact Name and Contact rating which is numeric field. I cannot summarize data i.e cannot use report format other than tabular.

I have a report that shows all these fields in tabular format and need a workaround to show the same on dashboard.

I know this is not something you'd normally show on dashboard. I tried to convince client not to do this, but he says his business needs it.

Please guide me if it is possible to do this.

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    Title of your post says dashboard. Your post talks about wanting four columns in a single report. Please clarify your question.
    – crmprogdev
    Mar 31, 2015 at 15:28
  • I am able to show the columns in report i want to show that report in the dashboard. Apr 1, 2015 at 5:55

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What you're asking to do isn't currently supported by SF as a dashboard component with 4 columns. If you want to display it on it's own, you could recreate the report as a visualforce page. However, you wouldn't have the ability to "drill down" into the data like you could with a dashboard.

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    @shankerPaudel - in addition to the limitation as described by crmprogdev, the VF dashboard component won't render if the dashboard is emailed
    – cropredy
    Apr 1, 2015 at 17:00
  • just learned that you can not use dashboard filters if you add a visualforce component. so it is a relatively easy solution for displaying row level data but has a high price. imho ridiculous that you cant simply display tabular data in a dashboard.
    – gorav
    Feb 21, 2017 at 2:35

This is not possible on dashboards using the table component. It is limited to 3 columns.

You can use a plain report, but my guess it's not what you want.

An ugly workaround could be to use two different table components side by side using the same filter plus order.

  • Thanks for your reply Uwe Heim Using two table wont be possible beacuse i have only one value column (Numeric)" Account Owner, Account Name, Contact Name and Contact rating with is numeric " Apr 1, 2015 at 5:55
  • Yeah, that's another constraint. If you can't use the default dashboards and the client feels a pressing to have it exactly this way, you need to create a dashboard-like vf page. Dashboards have several limitations.
    – Uwe Heim
    Apr 1, 2015 at 7:36
  • Thanks Ume, I guesstheir is no workaround till date ?? Apr 1, 2015 at 10:51

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