A tile is a snapshot of your data, pinned to the dashboard. Dashboard tiles allow you to create metrics to track performance and visualizations to represent your data. The FoxMetrics dashboard is simple and user-friendly. It has drag-and-drop functionality which makes it easier to set up your dashboard as you want.
Types of tiles
There are different types of tiles (widgets and charts) you can add to your dashboard.
Widgets allow you to add a touch of class to your dashboard. They allow you to add elements to make your dashboard more appealing. The FoxMetrics Dashboard offers various types of widgets including tables, numbers, retention, narrative, that you can use to represent your information.
One way to use widgets is if you want to add a table to your dashboard. You just need to click on the table widget, fill in the details to set it up.
Charts enable you to transform data into interactive visualizations and trends and metrics that are easier to understand. You can add charts to your dashboard to simplify your company’s data for decision-makers.
There are several charts in your FoxMetrics dashboard including line, pie, bar, bar rate, funnel, comparison, and more.
Parts of a Dashboard Tile
Sample Bar chart tile tracking Weekly active users.
At the top of each tile, you’ll see the title. A tile title should be short and state the data displayed on the tile.
The tile description tells you what each tile is all about. To see the description of a tile, place your cursor on top of the tile description icon.
Underneath the title is the date range of the tile. It tells you the timeline of the data that’s been displayed. For instance, if you are tracking weekly sales, then it would show you just a 7 days range starting from that date.
The timeline next to the date range tells you the last time data the tile made a query to the database. That way you’ll be able to know when to make a refresh or clear cache and refresh to pull in an updated value.
Drag and Drop Icon
This icon allows you to move around the various tiles on the dashboard and arrange them as you wish.
Clicking on the options icon provides you with several options to make changes to your tile.
The edit option allows you to edit a tile. So for instance, if you want to change any element of the tile from the date range to the view or size, you can edit it to make those changes.
This option allows you to duplicate a tile. When you click on clone, a duplicate tile will be created with the same data elements and visualizations.
This option allows you to delete the tile.
1. When you click on remove, you'll be asked to confirm that you're deleting the tile.
2. Click Proceed and the tile will be deleted.
Note About Tile
One important thing to know about tiles is that they are completely independent. Meaning that whatever you do within a tile itself is only for that tile and won’t affect any other tile. Each tile can make a call to a completely separate database and separate data set. So you can have a dashboard with five tiles all making 5 different calls.
So if you do a refresh from the top refresh icon that would automatically refresh all the tiles on the dashboard. However, if you refresh from within a tile, only that tile would refresh.