Create a Dashboard
On this page we will guide you, step-by-step, how to create a Private or Brand Dashboard.
First things first. If you don't already have access to the Data Studio, you'll need it before you can start creating dashboards.
To get access to the Dashboards you need to have access to the Data Studio. You easily get it by having the role 'Data Studio Admin' assigned to your user.
Once you've got access to the Data Studio you can navigate to the Dashboards from the main menu; Insights & Analytics --> Dashboards
Before you begin, you need to decide the location of where you want to create your dashboard.
You can create dashboards in 2 locations, Private Dashboards or Brand Dashboards*. Whichever location you chose, you always have the possibility of moving dashboards between these 2 locations.
*Dashboards created in the Private Dashboards section will only be accessible from your personal account, whilst anyone in your team (with access to the Data Studio) will be able to access dashboards created in Brand Dashboards.
💡Tip: If you want to play around and test the dashboard feature, we advise you to do this from the Private Dashboard section.
In the Brand Dashboard section, you'll ideally find completed dashboards that are useful for you and the team.
Create Dashboard Group
When creating a new dashboard, you first need to create a dashboard group, unless there's already at last one available.
Dashboard groups allow you to store relevant dashboards together.
In the above example, we have the dashboard group 'Channel Performance' with two dashboards that are relevant to that category.
To create a dashboard, you first need to have a dashboard group, that you want your dashboard to be a part of, that will give you the option to 'Create dashboard'.
When your dashboard is created, click on the dashboard to take you to the page where you can start adding the widgets that will form your dashboard.
Add Widget to Dashboard
Widgets make it possible for you to create your completely personalised dashboard.
A dashboard is built up by adding widgets that contain data displayed in your preferred way. Add as many widgets as you want and need, and arrange them as you like to create your ideal dashboard.
It's super-easy to add new widgets to your dashboard. You simply click on the 'Add widget' in the top-right corner of your dashboard.
Before we go into the details of how to create widgets, let's first get to know more about what they are.
What is a Widget?
In simple terms, the dashboard widgets are made up of data that we want to display in our dashboards. We define what data and how it should be displayed in our widgets with the help of measures, dimensions, and chart types.
Below we have some examples of how a widget could look like.
Now when we have a basic understanding of what a Widget is, let's learn a bit more about its components: Measures, Dimensions, and Chart Types.
Measures & Dimensions
What makes up a widget is data, which is split into measures and dimensions. Let's learn more about each of them.
Measures are, in simple terms, the data that we want to visualise as numbers or in a chart.
Dimensions are the groupers, meaning something that we want to split the data (taken from the measures) by.
Let's look at an example:
We want to see how many bets have been made across different casino vendors (game providers) from all-time.
For the Measure, we will select [Bet Count] = Total bet count across all players and all time
The number we can see in the above table (291,142,068) is the total count of all placed bets.
When we add a dimension, we're now looking to split this total bet count into smaller groups. Let's add the following dimension:
For the Dimension, we will select [Casino Vendor Name]
With this dimension added, we will now have the total amount of bets (across all players and all-time) split into groups for the different casino vendors.
Instead of one large number, we now have a number for each vendor, which reflects how many bets have been made on any game that belongs to that specific vendor.
A chart type is simply the way that we decide to visualise the measures and dimensions we've selected for our widgets. Depending on what and how many measures and dimensions we have selected, there are specific chart types we recommend to use and others we recommend not to use for certain combinations.
We offer 11 different chart types that you can choose for your widgets. Read more about them here.
To sum up what we now know about measures, dimensions, and chart types from the previous sections. Let's have a look at a couple of widget examples.
Here are some widgets from the Activity Conversion dashboard:
For the 2 widgets above, we only have measures included.
On both, we have a large number in the middle, which is 1 measure, and in the top right corners, we have another measure. This gives us 2 measures for each widget with no dimensions.
To add, the above widgets are displayed in a Growth Number format. In other words, the chart type used is 'Growth Number'.
In the widget above, we have a total of 5 measures (fires, logins, deposits, conversion rate, and total deposit in conversion period) and 1 dimension (action group name) displayed in a Table format.
Creating A Widget
You create a widget by clicking on the 'Add widget' button in the upper right corner of your dashboard.
The first thing you need to do is select what Data Scope you want to use. This will determine what measures and dimensions you will have available for your widget.
Then it's time to create your widget by selecting the measures, dimensions, and setting up the visuals with the chart types and general settings. Finish off by clicking 'Add widget'. By adding the widget, you are pinning the selected data and in the hose format, to your dashboard.
Once your widget has been added to your dashboard, you can give it a name. Enter the menu of the widget and select ‘Options’. Here you can give your widget a title and a subtitle.
To arrange your dashboard layout, you have two options. You can re-size and move your widgets.
Re-sizing a Widget
To re-size your widget you click on the arrow in the bottom right corner of the widget, and simply pull and drag it into the shape and size of your liking.
Moving a Widget
To do this, there’s a simple drag and drop functionality. Click, on the widget you want to relocate, hold down and move it to the space where you want it to be.
If you'd like to have a widget removed from your dashboard, you have the option to delete it. Do this by entering the menu of the widget and selecting ‘Options’. Here you have the option to delete it.
Saving the dashboard is only needed whenever you have made a change to the layout/design of your dashboard.
For example, if you re-size, or move a widget - these are considered changes in your dashboard layout and a save would be required (if you want to keep the changes of course).
Saving changes needs to be done before you leave/navigate away from the dashboard, for example, by adding a new or editing an existing widget.
A widget is its own entity, which means that by changing a widget by editing it you won't need to save the dashboard.