I have been working on some custom admin views lately. I was a bit shocked at how little there was out there. Most of the posts on the subject never get any more helpful then RTFM, which incidentally only covers how to connect to the database. One post had a workbook that I used for a starting point, but I couldn't find where/how the built in dashboards were getting the performance data. I was able to copy the dashboard from the server and use it from a starting point. I thought some others might want this sort of info so I thought I would share it.
First you will need to follow the manual and enable access to the database.
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The User mentioned previously in this post is not intended for external use as using this user can cause issues with future upgrades. The above noted KB should provide the necessary information.