SPDataStore.GetDashboard method

Retrieves a dashboard from a SharePoint list.

Namespace:  Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Store
Assembly:  Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Store (in Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Store.dll)

public Dashboard GetDashboard(
	RepositoryLocation location


Type: Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.RepositoryLocation

The location of the dashboard in the SharePoint list. Only the ItemUrl property must be defined.

Return value

Type: Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Dashboard
The requested dashboard, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if it does not exist.



PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint Server 2013 uses SharePoint lists as the repository for all first class objects except data sources. This method retrieves a dashboard first class object, which represents a dashboard page definition. It does not retrieve a published dashboard, which is stored in a separate Dashboards document library.

The following code example shows how to retrieve a dashboard from the repository, based on the server-relative path to the object.

Before you can compile this code example, you must do the following:

  • Configure your development environment and create a C# class library project in Visual Studio. For information about configuring a development environment, see Set up a general development environment for SharePoint 2013.

  • Add the Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Client, Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.ServerCommon, and Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Store DLLs as references to your project. For more information about PerformancePoint Services DLLs, see PerformancePoint Services DLLs Used in Development Scenarios.

  • Add the following using directives to your class.

    using Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards;
    using Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Store;
  • Create a method that defines a string variable named "relativePath" to store the server-relative path to the object. The following example path sets the object identifier to "5": /BI Center/Lists/PerformancePoint Content/5_.000.

  • Paste the following code example into the new method.

// Retrieve the object from the specified location.
// The RepositoryLocation constructor takes the server-relative path to the object.
Dashboard requestedDashboard = SPDataStore.GlobalDataStore.GetDashboard(new RepositoryLocation(relativePath));