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How To: Use Public Loop Mode

Ciara
posted this on March 30, 2012 16:13

You can choose to share dashboards individually or in a group on a loop. Sharing them on a loop is called Public Loop Mode and it lets you see multiple dashboards on a loop with one URL.

 

Adding a Dashboard to Public Loop Mode

To include a dashboard in the public loop mode a dashboard must be public and enabled for loop mode. You can enable both of these from the Edit icon for the dashboard you want to include in public loop mode, highlighted in the following screenshot:

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In the above screenshot we are selecting to edit the 'Web App stats' dashboard.

 

From the Edit dashboard screen, you then need to enable the dashboard for loop mode by selecting the 'Yes' option, highlighted in the following example:

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In the above screenshot we are enabling public loop mode on the Marketing and Support Dashboard.

 

Whilst still on the Edit dashboard screen, you then need to also make the dashboard public, by selecting the highlighted 'Make Public' button in the following screenshot:

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This will then be public, as shown in the following screenshot:

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Back on the Dashboards screen, you can verify that the dashboard is public and enabled for loop mode as it will include both the 'public' and 'loop' tags beside the Dashboard name. Each dashboard that will appear in the loop will have both of these tags by its name. For example, in the following screenshot, only the 'Marketing and Support' dashboard will be included in the loop, as it is the only one with both tags:

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In order for Public Loop mode to work, you must also enable it as explained in the section below.

 

Enabling Public Loop Mode

You can enable Public Loop Mode from the bottom of the Dashboards page, in 'Your Accounts'. Select the 'On' option for Public Loop Mode, as highlighted in the following screenshot:

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From here, as you can see in the screenshot above, you can also change the Loop interval - this is the length of time each dashboard is shown, before switching to the next dashboard. You can also regenerate the Public Loop URL, by selecting the 'Regenerate' button. Once regenerated, people who have the old Public Loop URL will no longer be able to see the dashboards.

 

I get a 404 error when visiting the Public Loop Mode URL

This is usually for of one of two reasons. Either an Administrator has regenerated the URL for the Public Loop. As an Admin, you can verify whether this is the case by looking at the Public Loop Mode URL listed at the bottom the Dashboards page in 'Your Account'. Or, it occurs because there aren't any public dashboards which have been enabled for Loop Mode. You can see which dashboards should be included in loop mode, by looking at the list of dashboards on the Dashboards page in 'Your Account'. Each dashboard with both 'public' and 'loop' tags listed next to it will be included in the Public Loop.

 

 
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