Hopefully you’ve been loving the new Dashboard UI experience! I have to tell you a little secret, that UI redesign all started because wanted to ship a revised version of the Dashboard Filters feature. One that you all asked us for many, many moons ago. Today, they get a BIG overhaul.
The two key differences are:
- Filters will now be “saved” per dashboard with a value inputted and then can be just toggled on/off.
- Viewers will NO longer have access to Dashboard Filters.
See below for a gif showing how it works and below the gif a more detailed explanation of the change.
Reason for the change:
Many users create specific dashboards for engineers or specific dashboards for clients. This currently would require a user to build filtered gauges for each engineer and client. With this upcoming release, you will be able to create one set of gauges and put it on a dashboard, then just add a filter for a specific engineer or client and leave that filter turned on. Once you share the dashboard with a viewer (the engineer or client) they will only see data that is filtered to them. With our new cloning dashboard feature you can then recreate this same experience easily for all your engineers or all your clients! So much easier and faster!
Removed Functionality Explanation:
In order for the above main use case to work, we had to remove the ability to use dashboard filters by viewers. For those negatively impacted or that required viewers to access BrightGauge and use filters, we can offer making those Viewers Analyst users at no additional charge.
Please let me know if you have any questions.