Creating Dashboards in Self Service Dashboards

👤 This documentation is intended for Designers and Data Designers.

Note: Self Service Dashboards is an additional feature. Site administrators can contact their Account Manager for additional information.

There are two ways to create dashboards: the first is through the Sisense Analytics page, and the second is through the Sisense REST API. The difference between these two methods is that the Analytics page provides an interface to populate the dashboard with widgets.

To create a dashboard through the REST API, the dashboard is defined and then populated with widgets that already exist using the widget IDs.

Creating a Dashboard

Each Dashboard is based on the data selected from one or more Live data sources. The instructions below assume that the required Live data model(s) have already been created. The sample models that are installed with Sisense can be used.

For a short video overview of creating dashboards, see below:


To create a dashboard In the Analytics page, click + above the Dashboards list. Or right-click on the folder menu and select New Dashboard.

The following window appears:

Click the name of the Data Set displayed to select the Live data model. Live data models have the lightning bolt icon next to their name.

Then, click the name of the Title, and enter a name for the dashboard. This name will appear at the top of the dashboard, and in the Dashboards list.
Note: Dashboard names cannot contain "/".

Finally, click Create. Then widgets can be added to the dashboard. An automatic guide will go through the process of creating the first widget in the Widget Wizard, as described in Adding Widgets to a Dashboard.

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