A dashboard is a visual display of data metrics that can be shared as a report.

If you've used another report builder or BI tool, our dashboard builder will feel intuitive. You get a freeform, configurable canvas and a variety of widgets to display results from your data.

🏗 Building your dashboard

You'll start with an empty canvas. You can change the dimensions to suit your needs (e.g. width of 360 pixels for mobile).

Add new widgets to the canvas and click edit to configure them. At a high level, there are three types of widget:

  • Text widgets for captions and explanations

  • Table widgets to display raw data

  • Chart widgets to visualise the relationship between columns in your data (typically with aggregations)

For all widgets (except text), you need to choose the source data ("Table") you want to use. For charts, you'll need to configure at least one dimension and metric:

  • Dimensions describe or categorize your data e.g. Product ID, Device, Date

  • Metrics measure your dimensions, and is the result of an aggregration e.g. total sales, average session duration

You can pre-filter the data and sort the results, and you can preview the widget before saving. We've written a guide for every widget if you run into any issues.

💡 You don't have to use the same data source for each widget.

On the dashboard canvas, you can resize the widgets and move them around. The widgets automatically snap to a grid, to make it easier to place them neatly.

🙌 Sharing your dashboard

Anyone on your team can view a dashboard. Use the "Preview" mode to view the widgets with all editor controls disabled.

You can share a public (but unguessable) link to your dashboard. The link will be viewable by anyone who has it. You can un-share at anytime.

💡 Now in beta - you'll be able to password protect your dashboards, and add custom domains.

🔮 What does the future hold?

We know that have high standards for your dashboards! Over the next few months, we'll be introducing features like visual customisation, white-labelling, date range dimensions, slicers, maps and exports.

Looking beyond that, we're thinking about how to move dashboards from a reporting tool, to the engine that drives you organisation. Features we have in mind include tracking progress towards goals, getting alerts and submitting data. Reach out if any of that sounds interesting!

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