Collapsable tiles or sections in dashboards

  • 22 September 2016
  • 16 replies

Userlevel 1

I wanted to request the ability to collapse tiles or sections in the dashboards. If these could flow through to how the PDF displays that would be great.

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Userlevel 5

Hi @seanmcewen, this is a good idea; I’ll be sure to pass your idea along to the product team!

Userlevel 2

And/or the ability to facilitate “hiding” panels if the query returns no results

Hey @sam, did we ever add this feature? If so, how do I set up my tiles for this?

Userlevel 5

Hey @Falreign, we haven’t added this feature yet. If you can expand on your desired use case here, I can bring more detailed feedback to the product team!

@sam I can see using this feature to make navigating dashboards much easier for users. Right now I have text tile bars acting as “dividers” between different sections of a dashboard. Using a hypothetical Product Usage Dashboard:

Section 1: Product usage overview (i.e. growth of users over time, other summary charts)

Section 2: Details on features used, sessions, etc.

Section 3: Geo detail (users by geo, country, etc.)

Section 4: Additional attributes (company size, length of relationship, etc)

It would be great to be able to collapse the charts/visuals associated with each of these sections so users can easily find the information they are interested in. While my bars are clunky, and other dashboards creators may make different dashboards for different users using the same data, this would make it much easier to keep it all in one dashboard that can service many different users.

Hey @sam,

My contribution for this is that my users really want a one stop dashboard for their KPIs ; which are in different time segments.

If they could quickly collapse the “daily” views, which actually have some different calculations than weekly or monthly, they wouldn’t have to scroll and wait for all of these to run.

The current dashboard is set up like:

Daily Header - single number KPIs

Daily details, with drill downs - over longer time periods (much bigger queries)

Weekly Header - single number KPIs

Weekly details, with drill downs - over longer time periods (much bigger queries)

Monthly Header - single number KPIs

Monthly details, with drill downs - over longer time periods (much bigger queries)

This feature is requested 4-5 years ago, any news?

I would also have a lot of use for this, does anyone have any further news on whether this feature was picked up?

Great idea !!!
Would be glad to collapse tables with no results in my dashboards

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If you need to collapse a lot of things in your dashboard, doesn’t it call for separate dashboards? (and if you send it out, perhaps you need a coincise version for that purpose?)

Hi :) 

I’m doing a lot of alert and monitoring dashboards, so if a look is empty it means no errors or flags had happened. In that case, I would like that look to collapse, resulting in easier overview of today's alerts..

Userlevel 7
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Makes sense, even though the fact that we need dashboards to do alerts/monitor data seems like a wrong turn for me but of course, we have no other options. For this reason it would make sense to collapse it, my comment actually was to the people commented earlier but your use case does make sense. I just wish we could build a alert queries rather than setting up alerts on Dashboards

Bumping this again. This is also something we would be interested in.

any update on this?

i also need this feature to hide tiles by default so page load and queries can be optimised and users can expand things that interest them based on the title. ofcourse we can use drill down feature to achieve this but customising drill down popup is much harder compared to good old viz tiles !

I also need this feature to hide tiles and expand tiles by users; especially for the dashboard contains a table chart.  This will also save space.

+1 on this. Our teams use-case is to have a collapsible table tiles for power users that want to drill down deeper into the data. Other uses just want a high-level view and would not want too much clutter