The dashboard toolbar enables users to reset, refresh, and export the dashboard to PDF format. Workspace administrators can also select Edit to enter design mode, save structural changes, and toggle between Design and Preview modes. 

Classic dashboards are not supported for new customers. Build Apps or Pages in the User Experience instead.

Anyone with a model role that has access to a dashboard can use it to manipulate and analyze data on a published dashboard. These changes don't save when you close the dashboard.

In design mode, workspace administrators can make and save structural changes. These changes then display for anyone who uses the dashboard.

Once you select Edit, you can toggle between Design and Preview so you can check how your changes will display before you publish.

Changes in page selectors persist between published and design modes.

Warning: If you change any data in published mode, then select the Edit button, those changes aren't saved. To prevent this, it’s good practice to make all the changes you need while in design mode.

By default, the dashboard toolbar is open. Right-click the dashboard tab and select Show/hide the dashboard toolbar to toggle visibility.

If you show the dashboard toolbar, this persists for the duration of your browser session, unless you hide the toolbar. When you change toolbar visibility, this applies to any other dashboards in any other model you open in the workspace.

If the dashboard is in design or preview mode when you close the dashboard, the toolbar displays when you reopen it. However, the dashboard opens in published mode. You need to select Edit to enter design or preview mode again.

All users can use the toolbar to:

  • Reset the dashboard to the latest saved version, and discard any changes.
  • Refresh the data elements on the dashboard, preserving any selections.
  • Export the dashboard to PDF format.
  • Undo the last change you made to a data value.

Workspace administrators also have these options:

  • Copy the master dashboard and save it with a new name.
  • Edit the dashboard in Dashboard Designer.
  • Save the changes to the published dashboard.

If personal dashboard views are enabled, the options ‌Save As My View and Save As Master display.

Save As My View saves the changes you make to a dashboard as a personal dashboard. This changes to Delete My View when you save a personal dashboard. This button is inactive until you change the dashboard.

Save As Master saves the changes that you have made in a dashboard to the master dashboard. All personal dashboards based on that master, are reset.

When you select Edit in the dashboard toolbar, Dashboard Designer opens in design mode. Additional options display in the toolbar:

Show/hide properties panel iconWhen open, the icon displays as an arrow that points left. When closed, an arrow that points right. Select the icon to toggle between open and closed.
Add TextSelect to add a text box to the dashboard.
Add ImageSelect to add an image to the dashboard.
Design/Preview toggleToggle to switch between Design and Preview mode. All the design mode toolbar options still display when you toggle to Preview
SaveSelect to save your changes. The dashboard remains in design or preview mode. This button is only enabled when you've made changes.
Save & ExitSelect to save your changes and exit Dashboard Designer. This button is only enabled when you've made changes.

Close and discard any structural changes made. Any changes made to data persist. If you try to close the dashboard with unsaved changes, a message prompts you to either:

  • Save & Publish 
  • Discard Changes
  • Cancel

Cancel closes the dialog and returns you to the dashboard in design mode.

Multiple workspace administrators can have the same dashboard open in design mode at once. If another workspace administrator saves changes while you're in design mode, the next time you make a change:

  • A Dashboard Pending Updates message displays.
  • An Update to the latest version button displays in the toolbar.

Any changes you make to the dashboard display until you either select Update to the latest version or close the dashboard. The Save and Save & Exit buttons are disabled.

You can select to Copy the dashboard or Export to PDF before you close the dashboard.

If you select Update to the latest version, the:

  • Dashboard refreshes with the new version.
  • Save and Save & Exit buttons are enabled.

Whenever you change a dashboard, its name changes to italic.

If the Dashboard Pending Updates message displays when changing the dashboard, your changes are overwritten when you select Update to the latest version or close the dashboard.