Thanks for the reply, Rob. My comment that "it's not as easy as you think" was referring to making a dashboard from a set of user generated metrics and KPIs from a BI point of view rather than a technical one.
It's hard enough to generate a useful dashboard from User Specifications as it is, I think!
I seem to remember that in this community you once wrote about a technique that used QV COM objects to generate an empty QVW from Visual Basic/VBS code. The link that I kept however points to a broken-off discussion, and a community search doesn't return anything that you wrote on this subject.