Build your dashboard

Build, display, share and customize your dashboards.

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Building dashboards

Add a new dashboard

Steps to create a new dashboard from scratch.
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Copy a dashboard

A much-requested feature, but not currently possible in Geckoboard.
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Delete a dashboard

Steps to remove a dashboard from your account.
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Add a dashboard widget

Steps to add and configure a new dashboard widget.
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Duplicate a dashboard widget

Steps to create a duplicate copy of a widget on your dashboard.
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Delete a dashboard widget

Steps to remove a widget from your dashboard.
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Set the time on the dashboard footer clock

The footer clock uses your computer or device's clock and time zone as a reference.
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Set the location and timezone on a dashboard

We recommend aligning your dashboard's timezone to where the majority of its viewers are based.
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Dashboard error: 'Geckoboard failed to start'

A hard refresh or clearing your browser's cache usually resolves the issue.
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404 errors in Geckoboard

Whatever the cause of the 404 error we can help guide you through the right steps to regain access.
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Arrange widgets on a dashboard

Learn how to use drag and drop to move and group widgets.
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Resize widgets on a dashboard

Learn how to change the size of individual and grouped widgets.
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Add widget titles and labels

Learn how to add titles and labels to widgets, including how to combine them when grouping widgets.
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Reorder multiple dashboards

A trick to promote a dashboard in the list if you have several on your account.
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Alternative to using iFrames to embed dashboard content

To embed images use an Image widget; for text and other HTML content try a Text widget.
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Building data visualizations

Types of visualizations in Geckoboard

Learn about the different visualizations you can use to display your data.
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Add goals to Number widgets

Learn how to visualize your progress towards a particular target over time.
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Add status indicators to number and gauge widgets

Help your viewers know if a number’s good or bad with status indicators.
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Compare different metrics within the same line chart

Learn how to add a comparison metric to your line chart.
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Add more columns to table widgets

Learn how to how add additional metrics to tables.
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Set the format of widget numbers

Learn how to use the Number formatting menu to round numbers and add units to numbers.
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Guide to the number visualization

Use a number widget to display a single number with optional goal values and status indicators.
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Guide to the gauge visualization

Use a gauge to quickly see a metric in comparison to defined minimum and maximum values.
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Guide to the line chart visualization

Use a line chart to track changes over time, using equal intervals of time between each data point.
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Guide to the column chart visualization

Use a column chart to display vertical categorical data.
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Guide to the bar chart visualization

Use a bar chart to display horizontal categorical data.
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Guide to the leaderboard visualization

Use a leaderboard to display where people rank in relation to their peers.
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Use filter results to refine your data

Learn how to use filters to only include the data you want in your visualizations.
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Use split by to break up data within the same chart

Learn how to break up your data when using line or column charts.
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Add emoji to dashboard widgets

Learn how to add emoji to a widget using Mac OS and Windows.
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Why we don't support pie charts

Pie charts can be misleading and hard to interpret, making them rarely the best choice for visualizing your data.
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Decimal and thousands separators not displaying correctly on widgets

Check that your browser's locale is set to the correct country.
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Widget config message: 'There’s a new version of this integration available'

Legacy data sources may be removed at any time. There may be a new version available.
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Widget error: 'We were unable to build your widget'

This error can occur when someone makes a change to the connection powering a widget, such as the password.
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Widget error: 'These metrics and filters are not compatible'

The data sources we integrate with might not support every combination of metric, filter or time-period.
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Widget error: 'no data to visualize'

You may see this error when there isn't yet any data that the widget can use to build its visualization.
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Displaying dashboards

Recommended devices for displaying dashboards on wall-mounted screens

Get up and running quickly using a cheap PC connected to your screen.
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Use Send to TV to display a Geckoboard dashboard on a screen

Use Send to TV to pair a device to your Geckoboard account and it's ready to display your dashboards.
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Prepare a columned dashboard for the container layout

To use our latest dashboard layout if you're using a column layout you'll first need to convert it to a container layout.
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Use a Windows OS device to display a dashboard on a screen

Install our kiosk app to automatically load your dashboard on a Windows OS device.
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Use a Raspberry Pi to display a dashboard on a screen

Install our kiosk script to automatically load your dashboard on a Raspberry Pi.
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Use a Chrome OS device to display a dashboard on a screen

Learn how to use our Send to TV feature to connect Chrome OS devices.
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Use casting devices to display a dashboard on a screen

Learn how to cast a dashboard to a screen using a Chromecast and Apple TV.
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Display non-Geckoboard content in a dashboard loop

Alternative option for displaying your Geckoboard dashboard alongside external content.
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Use loops to cycle multiple dashboards on a single screen

Create a loop of several dashboards that can be shared as a link or displayed on a TV.
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Manage connected screens

Change displayed dashboards, add new screens and give your screens a memorable name.
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Manage dashboard loops

Find your loop URL or manage existing loops.
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View a dashboard on a mobile phone or tablet

Add Geckoboard to your Android and iPhone home screens.
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Update displayed dashboards with latest changes

Remote refresh feature will update dashboards using a share link and Send to TV.
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Refresh remote dashboards

Refresh remote dashboards when making changes to dashboards displayed on several screens, or on devices without a connected keyboard.
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Trouble displaying a Geckoboard dashboard on smart TVs

Learn why smart TV’s are generally under powered to display Geckoboard dashboards.
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