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Getting started with Geckoboard
Getting started with Geckoboard

Learn how to build dashboards that help your team visualize KPIs in real time.

Updated over a week ago

Welcome to Geckoboard

This guide will walk you through the essential steps to build a dashboard, including how to connect your data sources, create widgets to visualize your data and customize what’s displayed. Watch the full video guide or skip to the written instructions below.


Connect a data source

To begin, connect your data source to Geckoboard by following these steps:

  1. Click the + Add widget button on your dashboard.

  2. Search for and select your desired data source.

  3. Choose a pre-built widget or click Build your own widget.

  4. Follow the prompts to create the connection.

👀 Some data sources will be available for use immediately, while others will take time to import. Once ready, you can use the same connection to power all your widgets.


Customize widgets to visualize your data

With your data source connected, it's time to configure a widget:

  1. Hover over the top right of your widget, click the ellipsis, then click Edit.

  2. From the configuration page, select the metric you wish to display.

  3. Choose the best visualization type for your data.

  4. Select your preferred time period, if applicable.

💡 To complete your dashboard, continue building widgets. Create new widgets with the + Add a widget button or use the Duplicate feature to make copies of existing widgets.


Next steps

Explore these features to enhance your widgets and get the most out of Geckoboard after creating your dashboard:


Additional resources

Check out these resources to learn more about Geckoboard:

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