Building and adding query tiles for dashboards

If you’re in a dashboard, you can build a query tile right inside the dashboard. Once in the dashboard’s edit mode, you can either:

  • Click Add tile from the top left of the dashboard pane, then click Visualization, or

  • Click the Add tile button in the center of the dashboard pane, if the dashboard is currently blank

Next, Centricity displays a menu of Explores. Choose an Explore to build your query. (Centricity’s default Explore is Run Pulse Query.)

Centricity then opens the Explore window to let you start building your query:

  1. Name your query. This will be the name of the tile on the dashboard.

  2. Select the fields and filters for your query

  3. Configure your visualization options

  4. Once you have your query set up, click Run

  5. Save the query to add it as a tile to your dashboard

Adding query tiles from an Explore

You can save a query tile to a dashboard directly from an Explore. Once you are in an Explore with a query you want to add to the dashboard:

  1. Select Save to Dashboard from the gear menu. This will open the Add to Dashboard menu.

  2. Name your tile

  3. Select the folder the dashboard is located in

  4. Select the dashboard

  5. Click Save to Dashboard

Adding query or Look-linked tiles from a Look

You can add both query tiles and Look-linked tiles to dashboards from a Look.

Adding query tiles from a Look

You can save a query tile to a dashboard directly from a Look. Once you have navigated to a Look with a query you want to add to the dashboard:

  1. Select Save to dashboard from the gear menu. This opens an Add to dashboard window.


  2. When you add a query tile from a Look, the tile is given the same title as the name of the Look.

  3. Select the folder the dashboard is located in.

  4. Select the dashboard.

  5. Click Save to Dashboard.

Tiles you add to a dashboard through this method are not connected to the Look you created them from. You can edit the tiles without affecting the Look. You can edit or delete the Look without affecting the tiles.

Adding Look-linked tiles from a Look

You can save a Look-linked tile to a dashboard directly from a Look. However, the Look and the dashboard must be in the same folder.

To add a Look-linked tile to a dashboard, follow all the steps in the Adding query tiles from a Look section above, but at the end, click Add Look to Dashboard instead of Save to Dashboard (step 5).

Tiles you add to a dashboard through this method are connected to the Look you created them from. If you edit the tile, the Look and any other tiles linked to that Look are affected. If you edit or delete the Look, the tiles are affected.



 

 

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