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Tabbed dashboard

  • 11 November 2019
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Userlevel 1

Is it possible to create a tabbed dashboard? This would essentially combine two or more dashboards within a single dashboard, viewable by selecting the tabbed navigation.


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Hadn’t thought of this but there’s a few cases where this kind of feature could possibly be useful in our company!

According to my knowledge, I don’t think so. Only option is provide links to open a another look/dashboard in a new window. Hope they’ll have one in the next releases.

I think the new Story feature in Looker 7 might help with this. Heard it at the conference last week.

Userlevel 4

I really wish that’s a feature!


For now, we’re using this workaround :


workaround


Added a line of icons to the left using HTML in text boxes, and hyperlinked them to relevant dashboards.

Userlevel 1

very nice!

@krishpotluri do you have any documentation on how to create those icons and links?

Userlevel 4

I don’t have any documentation but here is the code snippet:


<p align="center">
<a href="your dashboard URL" >
<img border="0" alt="altText" src=" your image URL"
height="55" width="60">
</a>
</p>
<p align="center"> <i>
<font size = "2">
Your Title
</f>
</i></p>

I hosted my icons on cloud storage and used public URLs.

Tweak this HTML a little bit according to your requirement and you should have this working. 🙂

Thank you!!

What Looker version are you using? I’m having trouble seeing any icons show up despite hosting on google drive with public URLs.

Userlevel 7
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Just an offhand guess, but oftentimes google drive links aren’t actually to the raw image, but rather to a google drive page that has the image and a space for comments, sharing, etc— When embedded in HTML that won’t actually display the image. You could try testing with something like imgur just to see if it’s a google drive specific issue.

Userlevel 4

You’re right. @izzy Thanks for clarifying that 🙂


@simone.b For security and maintenance reasons, I used my company’s Google Cloud Storage (created a new bucket) to host the images.

+1 to tabbed dashboards.


Hi @simone.b


Could you please point me to which Story feature you’ve referred to now that we are deep in V7?


Many Thanks,

Sandeep

+1

This would be really helpful in putting together a few dashboards in one place.

how are you passing the values to the filter of the linked dashboards?

Userlevel 4

Rushit,


You can do that using filter expressions within URLs. Please explore the following to know more:





How can we get the dashboard within the same page and still have side menu? 

Or did you create the same side menu in all the dashboard ?

I really wish that’s a feature!

 

For now, we’re using this workaround :

 

 

workaround

 

 

Added a line of icons to the left using HTML in text boxes, and hyperlinked them to relevant dashboards.

 

@krishpotluri  I know this is a bit old. I am new in looker and I am looking to replicate what you have shown but I have not been able to. How can we recreate it? AS I don’t see a way to do it. DO yu added the code in the model?  Could you expand on how to do it? (where to add that code in the look) as there is no documentation whatsoever anywere.

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add that code to a text tile in a dashboard:

 

https://docs.looker.com/dashboards/using-markdown-in-text-tiles

https://docs.looker.com/reference/dashboard-reference/lookml-visualization-reference/text-params

Hi Iant, Thanks for the reply. I was hoping it to be a different answer, because this approach would need you to add the tiles in every single dashboard you have a link on, correct?, in any case as a workaround for a one time thing it may work.
In any case thanks, and lets hope this becomes a new feature, like a template to embedd local dashboards.

Userlevel 3

Is it possible to create a tabbed dashboard? This would essentially combine two or more dashboards within a single dashboard, viewable by selecting the tabbed navigation.

Yes +1 defintately.

Regarding those icons - could you reference a look or a visualization instead (whether within looker or outside looker)? So you could have a summary statistic or miniature line graph where the icons are?

Thanks for the code @krishpotluri - Changed up the code a bit and made it horizontal instead the vertical on the side. 

 

@Nate Holli I believe you can essentially reference almost anything that has a URL. However, if you do reference something else that isn’t a dashboard, it won’t have that “toggle view” because you would need to add these titles to all of the pages and they would need to look identical (in terms of size, location, height, etc.). 

Hello Everyone!

Can anyone help with how to handle avoiding opening the tile without letting the left icons disappear.

I created similar tiles on the left but when i click on a tile which links to another dash (what we’re trying to achieve) , I have to hit back everytime to come to the main dash which has all the icons on the left.

Just wondering how did you achieve that @krishpotluri .

 

Thanks

I really wish that’s a feature!

 

For now, we’re using this workaround :

 

 

workaround

 

 

Added a line of icons to the left using HTML in text boxes, and hyperlinked them to relevant dashboards.

 

Can filters in one tab apply to all other tabs, though each tab is independent by its own

 

Hello Everyone!

Can anyone help with how to handle avoiding opening the tile without letting the left icons disappear.

I created similar tiles on the left but when i click on a tile which links to another dash (what we’re trying to achieve) , I have to hit back everytime to come to the main dash which has all the icons on the left.

Just wondering how did you achieve that @krishpotluri .

 

Thanks

You actually need to add the menu on every “pages” where you want to see the menu. 
 

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