The Dashboards sidebar is where you can quickly access your custom reports. You can save multiple reports into a single page view rather than individually generating each report. It is even possible to save cross-project charts into the same dashboard for side-by-side comparisons.
Table of Contents
- Cache Times
- Creating/Editing Dashboards
- Add to Dashboard Sidebar
- Official Dashboards
- Add Chart to Dashboard
- Add Behavioral Cohort to Dashboard (Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise)
- Chart + KPI
- Chart Width
- Copy Dashboards and Charts
- Transfer Ownership
- Dashboard Date Range (Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise)
- Dashboard User Segment (Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise)
- Discuss (Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise)
- Top Values
- Sending Email Reports (Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise)
- Share Public URL (Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise)
Amplitude caches chart results. The cache time is dependent on the time interval (daily, weekly, monthly) and the numbers days from the present day. Cache times for charts on dashboards can be found here.
Manually Refreshing a Dashboard
To manually refresh all charts on a dashboard, click the refresh icon on the top of the dashboard.
To create a dashboard, click the "+" button in the left sidebar or click on the "Add" button in the top right corner of a chart.
Note: You must save the chart before you are able to save it to a dashboard. Read more about creating and saving charts here.
Dashboards are undiscoverable or private by default and can be made visible using the "Discoverable" earth toggle. Only owners of the dashboards have the ability to change the discoverability settings.
You and other Amplitude users in your organization can search for discoverable dashboards and charts in the Search tab in the header.
Note: Undiscoverable or private dashboards and charts are still visible to Managers and the Organization Admins in Search page. Read more about user permissions here.
Add to Dashboard Sidebar
Dashboards that you create are automatically added to your left sidebar. You have the ability to unpin and reorder them. You can also browse for other discoverable dashboards and add them to your personal sidebar by clicking the pin icon.
Dashboards that are marked as "Official" in Settings will appear in sidebars of all users in that organization. This ensures that users have a direction to follow, especially when they log into Amplitude for the first time. We recommend marking your "source of truth" dashboards to be "Official" for other users in your company to easily follow.
To mark dashboards as "Official," visit the Users Tab in Settings:
Add Chart to Dashboard
If you are already in a chart, click "Add" in the top right corner.
You also have the option to add charts to your dashboard by clicking the "+ Add a Chart" button. This will bring up a module in which you can multi-select and add several charts to a dashboard at once.
If you wish to add charts to a dashboard that you do not own, then you can propose chart additions. Proposing charts is only available to customers on our Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise Plan.
Note: The Engagement Matrix chart is currently not supported on dashboards.
Add Behavioral Cohort to Dashboard (Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise)
You can add a Behavioral Cohort to a dashboard to easily see the number of users in a cohort and when it was last computed. To do this, click the "+" button to add a cohort to a dashboard when in the Behavioral Cohorts tab.
You can also use the "Add to Dashboard" button when you're in a cohort definition.
You can then monitor the number of users in a cohort over time on a dashboard.
Chart + KPI
You can toggle headline numbers on for single series Event Segmentation charts that are on dashboards. To turn this on, hover over the bottom of the chart pinned on your dashboard and click the "Chart + KPI" option. From left to right, it will display the following information given the example below where the current day is May 24 and the chart shows unique new users in the last 30 days:
- 316k: Total for the entire date range. In this case, there were about 316k unique new users from April 24 to May 24.
- 13.3k: The metric in the most complete interval. In the example, there were about 13.3k new users on May 23rd.
- 40.4%: The difference since the previous interval. In the example below, there was a 40.4% increase in new users since May 22nd.
- 40.2%: The difference compared to the beginning of the date range set. In the example below, there was a 40.2% overall increase in new users since April 24.
Note: You will have to be the owner of the chart and the dashboard to toggle on this option.
Hover over a specific chart and click the expand icon in the bottom right corner to make the chart full-width. This is useful for viewing detailed charts in a larger view or highlighting key reports.
Copy Dashboards and Charts
To duplicate a dashboard, click "Save As" in the top right corner.
Edits can only be made by the current owner. Admins and Managers can transfer ownership of charts that do not belong to them. Change the owner of a dashboard, chart, or cohort by clicking the "More" icon followed by "Transfer Ownership." Once you transfer your ownership, you will no longer be able to make edits to the dashboard.
Dashboard Date Range (Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise)
You can apply a date range on a dashboard and all charts will be updated to reflect that date range. You have the ability to query on daily, weekly, or monthly intervals on our date picker. This date range cannot be saved on the dashboard and the individual charts themselves will not update to save the new date range.
Dashboard User Segment (Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise)
You can apply a user segment filter on a dashboard and all charts will be filtered by that user segment. This user segment filter cannot be saved on the dashboard and the individual charts themselves will not update to save the new user segment.
Dashboards can be archived. You should archive a dashboard when it is no longer supported or used. Users can still search for archived charts in the Search tab. Archiving a dashboard will not archive the charts within the dashboard.
To archive a dashboard, click the "More" button in the top right corner and then select "Archive".
You can start a discussion around your analyses right alongside your charts on a dashboard. This is useful for working in teams to deliberate findings. This feature is only available to customers on our Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise plan. To comment, click the "Comment" button located at the top of a dashboard. You can also mention colleagues by typing their name after "@". They will receive an Amplitude notification.
The default selection will display all top X values/events on a chart. So, as new values/events come in and as the top values/events change, then your charts will update automatically to always reflect the top X values. If you wish to preserve the current state of a chart, make sure you only explicitly select the values/events you wish to monitor. This will be green check boxes in the breakdown data table below a chart as opposed to the purple.
Charts that will update the top values automatically with new values/events if these new values become top values will have a purple box in the dashboard view that denotes this functionality. For example, the following pinned chart on this dashboard will continuously update to reflect the top 11 cities with the most active users.
Note: The number of segments selected on a chart will not change. If you have the top 10 values selected, then you will always see 10 segments on your chart. Only the values will change depending on if new values become one of the top 10.
Sending Email Reports (Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise)
You can manage the dashboards you are subscribed to in the Settings page. Note: Email Reports are only available on the Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise plan.
Schedule daily or weekly email reports of your dashboard by clicking the “Subscribe” button. An HTML formatted email report with optional CSV files can be sent to anyone regardless of whether or not they have an Amplitude account. You are able to customize the frequency of email reports person by person as long as you are the owner of that dashboard. In addition, you are able to subscribe yourself to someone else’s dashboard.
Unsubscribe from a dashboard by clicking "Subscribe" followed by the "x" next to the email address or by selecting "Unsubscribe" at the bottom of the email report itself.
Share Public URL (Scholarship/Growth/Enterprise)
Clicking the "Share Public URL.." button under "More" will bring up a module that allows you to create a shared link to dashboards that you own. This allows you to create a live link that users without an Amplitude account can access. For more information, see our Shared Links article.