In Dashboards, you can get a high-level overview of your data. You can create insightful dashboards through widgets based on surveys, advanced search, or gremlin queries. You can make several different widgets out of the same underlying data, however, it is not possible to copy a dashboard.

This article is a step-by-step guide on how to create dashboards. To create a new dashboard, select “CREATE NEW” from the left and add widgets to the dashboard by clicking on '+'. To add widgets on an existing dashboard, click on the three-dot next to the dashboard name listed in the menu.

Instructions

  1. Click on "Select data source" to choose the type of data you would like to display (survey, saved advanced search, or graph search)
  2. Add a title for the widget.
  3. Under "Select field" choose which field has to be displayed in the widget.
  4. Choose a chart type.

You can also set a Label for widgets that can be edited from “More Options“. For more insights on creating dashboards, please refer to the video here.

Surveys

Note: Surveys is a paid add-on

Available chart types: Pie chart, timeline

Survey widgets can be used to track the progress of a survey. You can have widgets showing how many of the responses are valid or not. Valid/invalid field indicates survey statistics where the sections are set mandatory. In the image below, you can see the overall validation of responses to a survey and also statistics on the responses of the survey. Once you have saved and created a survey widget, it is possible to open the corresponding survey by clicking on the right side bottom of the widget.

Advanced search

Note: Stored advanced queries are a paid add-on.

Available chart types: Table, number, pie chart, timeline

Once you have saved an advanced search, the results can be displayed in a widget and make calculations on number field values and group by on list fields. You can also track how the data changes over time. The same search can be used in multiple widgets to show different fields.

For an advanced search widget, you can select either number fields that you can sum or average, or you can select a list field that can be shown in any of the chart types.


Graph search

Note: Graph Search is a paid add-on

Available chart types: Number, timeline

To find more complex relations in your data, you can use graph search. The results can be displayed in a dashboard widget, where you can track the progress over time. Currently, we don't support aggregation on reports, but gremlin supports aggregation directly in the query.

Finally, you can visualize the dashboard through a presentation slide by clicking on the presentation editor in the top right corner.

Note: The deletion of the dashboard is irreversible!

FAQ

Why can’t I select one of the available chart types?

Chart type depends on the data source chosen.

How far back does the timeline go?

When you save a report or search or create a survey, we start capturing daily snapshots of the data.

I don’t see any changes to the timeline after changing the underlying data?

The timeline widgets only show results from up to yesterday. Any changes you make today will be seen in the timeline tomorrow.

Where does the field list come from, because it’s not my survey questions?

The filed list is not dependant on the survey question but on the component fields.

Can pie charts show more than 5 values?

This is currently not possible.

Related articles

https://help.ardoq.com/en/articles/2519020-dashboards

https://help.ardoq.com/en/articles/2352130-video-using-dashboards

https://help.ardoq.com/en/articles/2942329-from-business-questions-to-ardoq-model-dashboard

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