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Build and Edit a Dashboard

With Zoomdata, you can build a dashboard in the following ways:

  • All charts are based on a single data source; for example, Cloudera Impala.
  • Charts are based on multiple data sources; for example, two charts from Solr, a third from MemSQL, and a fourth from Amazon Redshift.
Charts based on different data sources are unable to interact with one another. For example, you cannot filter one chart to affect another chart that is based on a different source.

This article walks through building a dashboard and the editing tools available to you.

Build a Dashboard

A Zoomdata dashboard must include at least one chart. To start developing your dashboard, add an initial chart . You can then add multiple charts to your dashboard as required.

Add Charts to the Dashboard

When you have added the initial chart, add more charts to your dashboard as follows:

  1. Click the Add Chart icon as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1

  1. Select the data source from the list in the Add Chart dialog box.
  2. Select the chart type as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2

  1. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to build your dashboard.
  2. When you have added all the charts you need, you can save your work using the icon.

To work with a specific chart, simply select it on the dashboard. See Edit a Chart .

RENAME A DASHBOARD

When you build a dashboard, it is assigned a default name. You can change the name of your dashboard any time by performing the following steps:

  1. Click the name of the dashboard as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3

  1. Specify a new name for your dashboard.

Edit a chart

Zoomdata enables you to work with your charts directly on the dashboard. To customize your chart, select it on a dashboard. The active chart is marked with a green border (see Figure 4). When you have selected the chart, the set of editing tools is displayed.

Figure 4

The table below details the actions that you can apply to the selected chart.

Click the icon to take the action

Change the style of your chart.

Click the Change Style icon. The Change Style dialog box will be displayed showing the list of the chart types that you can use for the current data source.

Select the chart type.

Apply new filters to your chart, or use the saved ones.

Click the Filter icon. The Add Filters dialog box will be displayed. You can add new filters to be applied to the selected chart or select from those saved.

Delete a chart from the dashboard.

Click the Delete icon. The icon will change to the button asking to confirm deleting the chart from the dashboard.

Click Delete .

Navigate to the target dashboard .

Expand the selected chart to access additional editing options.

To switch back to the dashboard, click the button on a chart. All your edits and changes are retained.

If you select a chart with a streaming data source, the time player will be displayed.

You can also use the axes labels on the chart to explore your dataset.

Use the left rail menu and the radial menu to visualize the data on your chart, adjust the settings, and more. For more information about working with a chart, see Charts 101: Exploring Your Data .

To access and manage your saved dashboards, click the Home icon, or click the icon and check the list of dashboards under the Favorites tab.