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The Dashboard is a customizable, statistics-at-a-glance feature where you can readily track the data that most interests you.

To view the Dashboard, on the Information tab, click Dashboard. To view the latest data, click Update Statistics.

Useful Information

To save time, you can update statistics at night when no one is using PDS.


You can add or remove sections of the Dashboard to customize what information you see.


 To add new sections to the Dashboard
  1. In the navigation pane, click Dashboard Setup.
  2. Click Add Section, and select the item you want to add.
  3. Adjust the appearance of the section using the options in the lower half of the window.
  4. Click Save.


View Dashboard information for certain families by specifying a range of family IDs.


 To filter the Dashboard display based on family ID
  1. In the navigation pane, click Dashboard Setup.
  2. Click in the Family ID Filter field at the bottom of the window.
  3. Enter the ID numbers for records you want to display on the dashboard for this section. Use commas between the numbers. For a range of numbers, use a colon. For example, to display records for families with IDs between 500 and 1000, enter 500:1000.
  4. Click Save.

Useful Information

There are a few fields to keep in mind when generating the Family Count Graph:

  • Inactive families are excluded from the count.
  • The Date Registered must be any date before today. For example, if you entered a future Date Registered because the family is joining the following Sunday, that family will be excluded from the Family Count because that date hasn’t occurred yet.
  • The Date Left field is also used to get an accurate count and does not count families who have left the church.

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