Access any dashboard to create or manage your charts directly from the chart menu, customize your dashboard's layout, adjust display modes, or export your data.
Customize how you see your data
Dashboards are highly flexible and allow you to organize your dashboard layout and arrange chart sizes to optimize how you see your data.
- Dark and full screen modes
High-contrast mode and full screen are available in dashboards. Select the options from the upper right menu bar.
- High density dashboards
Dashboards come with up to 12 columns of charts per dashboard compared to Insight’s 3 column distribution.
- Tailored chart sizes and customized layout
You can move any chart and put it anywhere in the dashboard so the layout you set fits your preferences: place your more relevant charts on top, or drop less used charts in a corner.
From the chart menu you can also select and adjust the size of your charts to view larger and disparate systems.
- Scrolling for full charts
Sometimes large datasets cannot be displayed in the available space in the chart or on the dashboard. Instead of truncating them, with dashboards you can explore the complete table or chart with an inline scroll function when data cannot be displayed in the allocated space. These charts also have their title anchored to the top to ensure you do not lose context.
This is particularly helpful because, as all your data is kept together in one chart, you can perform single searches and queries, and are no longer required to perform them in separate tasks.
Manage your dashboard's settings
Go to the settings icon on the upper right menu:
- To change the name of the dashboard. Names are searchable so we recommend giving it a meaningful name that will help you locate your dashboard easily.
- To modify the dashboard's permissions.
At the settings menu you can also see when the dashboard was created and the account it belongs to. These values cannot be modified.
Create a new chart
You can easily access the chart builder and create a new chart by selecting the Create a chart button on the top right menu.
You can also create a chart by copying any chart from any dashboard and adding it to your dashboard.
Manage your charts
From any chart, access the chart action menu on the upper right corner to:
- Access basic CRUD (create, update, delete) controls.
- Expand your chart to full screen.
- Share your chart as an image or with a link.
- Copy the chart to any dashboard.
- See or edit the query associated to the chart.
You cannot edit the query of a chart if you have Read only permissions to the dashboard.
Search and refine your charts
You can narrow down the information on display using the filtering function, which is a visual representation of query conditions:
- Use the search bar to select the values or attributes you want to see, and remove the rest of the elements from the charts.
- Open the filter menu to access the boolean operators (such as =, !=, CONTAINS, EXCLUDES, etc.) and add compound and complex conditions for filtering data.
After applying the filter dashboards will only show the data associated to the elements you selected. A small counter indicates how many filters are being applied at a time.
You can easily remove your filters and return to the default view by clicking on the small cross by the filter.
Use the time picker to adjust time settings
By default, each chart in the dashboard will show data for the time period specified when they were created in the chart builder. However, you can use the time picker to change the time range of the data on display and set the same range for all charts. This is particularly useful while troubleshooting incidents, if you need to narrow down your data to observe what happened in a specific time period.
To change the time range, select one of the available options from the drop down menu (ranging from Last 30 minutes to Last 7 days) or customize the time range with specific start and end timestamps using the custom menu.
In dashboards, unlike Insights, the time zone is independent from your laptop's time. You can set the time zone you want to use in your user preferences, easily accessible from the custom menu in the time picker.
Export and share your data
It is very easy to export dashboard and chart data with ease and shared within a company and beyond.
- Export a dashboard
You can export any dashboard as a PDF file using the Export dashboard as PDF button located in the upper right menu bar.
- Share a chart
You can share your charts either as a PNG image or as a link. Go to the chart menu and select either the Get as image or Get chart link options.