Finding saved content
Many new Centricity users start off by looking through dashboards and reports — or Looks, as we call them — that others in an organization have already created. We’ll get to editing reports later — for now, let’s get familiar with finding and organizing content on Centricity.
Finding saved folders
Centricity content is saved into Folders, which can contain Looks, dashboards, and subfolders. You’ll only see the Folders (and content) you have access to view.
Folders are an easy way to get started with Centricity, because your organization has likely grouped relevant content into thematic categories (therefore making your life easier). You can find folders on the left panel or by clicking the “Browse” tab. Click the name of the folder you’d like to browse. A great place to start is with the “Popular” folder or “Shared” folder, which is the default Centricity folder.
On the left panel and under the “Browse” tab, you’ll see the following options:
Shared folders shows folders, Looks, and dashboards, typically user-created and shared company-wide.
Recently viewed shows a list of your most recently viewed Looks and dashboards.
Favorites shows a list of the content you’ve marked as favorite. This is a great way to organize the content you use most often.
Popular shows a list of the most frequently viewed content within your organization. When getting started, this is a good place to look to find what others have found most useful.
Boards shows a list of the boards you’ve added or created.
Your personal folder shows content that you’ve developed or is mainly of interest to you.
All folders contains your personal folder, Shared folders, People folders, and LookML dashboards.
People folders contain all the other personal folders you have access to. You can be granted access to others’ folders to view their Looks and dashboards.
LookML dashboards contains the dashboards created by developers using LookML.
Navigating to content in folders (and what you’ll find there)
After navigating to a folder, Centricity content is listed separately under Dashboards and Looks. To explore a particular piece of content, just click on its name. If a folder contains other folders that you can access, those are listed at the top of the right side.
You can find additional information about an individual piece of content within its listing:
Metadata — a short description, who created it, how many times it’s been viewed.
Last Updated — when the content was last edited.
Model — which model is associated with the content. Centricity offers content based on a set of data defined by a model, such as Intent Data.
Looks also have additional options:
Select check mark — allows you to select one or multiple pieces of content and perform an action on all selected. Options include copying, moving to a different folder, or moving to Trash. Dashboards also include the option to convert Looks to tiles.
Explore from here — allows you to further explore further from that Look.
Favorite — when the heart icon is filled with solid purple, it’s marked as a Favorite. When it’s in outline of a white heart, it’s not marked as a Favorite.
Three-dot menu — provides options for configuring the content and delivering its data.