How to run Remove Dashboards utility

This solution explains how to download, install and run the Remove Dashboards plug-in

Note : Before you proceed with the following instructions, back up the database. If your organization integrates multiple Blackbaud products, refer to the Additional Requirements section of the backup article.

Download and run the Remove Dashboard plug-in, which removes all dashboard panels for selected users. The plug-in is compatible with The Raiser's Edge 7.60.740 and higher.

NOTE: It is not possible to delete only a specific Dashboard or specific Dashboard panels.  The plugin will remove ALL Dashboards for the specified user(s).

If Blackbaud hosts your The Raiser's Edge database, this plugin should be available by default in the Plugin module.

Note: Read all of the following instructions before running the plug-in.

To run the plug-in, follow these steps:

  1. Download RemoveDashboards.exe
  2. Save RemoveDashboards.exe to the local hard drive of any Raiser's Edge 7 workstation
  3. Double-click RemoveDashboards.exe
  4. When prompted, unzip the files into the \RE7\Plugins folder on the workstation. RemoveDashboards.exe is a self-extracting zip file that contains the plug-in files: dobRemoveDashboards.vdb and RemoveDashboards.dll
  5. Register RemoveDashboards.dll on the workstation.
  6. Have all other users log out of The Raiser's Edge 7
  7. Log into The Raiser's Edge 7 at the workstation where the plug-in is loaded
  8. Click Plug-Ins from the Raiser's Edge Bar. The Plug-Ins screen appears.
  9. Select Remove Dashboards
  10. Follow the prompts

This plug-in allows the user to select one or more users who have dashboards, and will remove the dashboards for all selected users.
NOTE: It is not possible to delete only a specific Dashboard or specific Dashboard panels.  The plugin will remove ALL Dashboards for the specified user(s).

Environment

 Reported in version 7.60.740

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