Dashboard FAQ

Learn how to use the Dashboards page in the Singular platform. To learn how to run reports, see the Reports page FAQ.

 

FAQ

What is the Dashboards page?

The Dashboards page shows a summary of your most important marketing data. You can create multiple custom dashboards, each including different widgets that visualize different data points.

How do I create a dashboard?

Click the New Dashboardbutton_newDashboard.png button at the top of the Dashboards page. An empty dashboard is created with a prompt to add your first widget. You can select widgets from the dropdown list or pick from the suggested widgets. You can also rename your dashboard by clicking on the name.

Which widgets can I include in a dashboard?

Bar Chart (Vertical): Use this widget to create a standard bar chart.

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Bar Chart (Horizontal): Use this widget to create a standard horizontal bar chart.

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Stacked Bar Chart: Use this widget to compare categories that are part of a collective whole, e.g. total installs with a breakdown by platform for each of your apps.

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Line Chart: Use this widget to understand trends over time.

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Pie Chart: Use this widget to represent dimension distribution within the ecosystem.

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Pivot Table: Use this widget to create an interactive pivot table that allows you to calculate, aggregate, and analyze data to see comparisons, patterns, and trends.

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Table: Use this widget to create a basic table similar to the tables found on the Reports page. Columns can be sorted and filtered using the quick filter textbox.

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Widgets have the following properties:

Property

Description

Name

The title of the widget. As a best practice, use a descriptive name that explains the data represented in the widget.

Type

The type of data visualization that the widget contains.

Dimensions

Only applicable to Tables. The data points that populate the rows in the table.
Selecting multiple dimensions will segment the rows by the order of dimension selection, e.g. selecting Country and then App will create a main row segmentation by Country and a sub-segmentation by App within each country segment.

Dimensions - Main Breakdown

Applicable to bar, stacked bar, and line charts. The data points that generate the X-axis (or Y-axis for the horizontal bar) in the chart.

  • For bar charts, select data points to compare, e.g. App or Campaign.
  • For line charts, you may want to select continuous dimensions such as Day, Week, or Month.

Dimensions - Color Breakdown

Applicable to bar, stacked bar, line, and pie charts. The data points that segment the main dimension into sub-categories.

  • Stacked bar charts: these dimensions create segments within the same bar.
  • Bar and line charts: these dimensions break the bar or the line into multiple bars or lines for each X-axis point.
  • Pie charts: this is the main and only breakdown into pie segments (or slices).

Rows

Only applicable to Pivot Tables. Dimensions that populate rows.

Columns

Only applicable to Pivot Tables. Dimensions that populate columns.

Metrics

The comparison value between your data points, e.g. Clicks, Cost, CTR, etc.

Filters

A custom filter for your widget. Select a preset or custom dimension to include or exclude values from a list.
For example, to create a widget that only shows data from the USA and Canada, select the Country dimension, select include, and select "United States" and "Canada."

Note: You must fill the mandatory fields of Widget Name, at least one Dimension, and at least one Metric to be able to save a widget.

How do I customize a dashboard?

You can resize widgets by dragging the bottom right corner. Widgets snap to a grid both horizontally and vertically. You can also drag and drop widgets to rearrange your layout.

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To edit a widget, click the gear icon in the top right corner of the widget. In the Edit Widget panel, you can modify a widget’s name, type, dimensions, metrics, and filters.

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Who can see the dashboards I create?

Dashboards are publicly accessible to all Singular users within your organization. However, account restrictions apply. Your organization’s admin might limit users’ access to certain screens or data.

Why do users see different views of the same dashboard?

Dashboards automatically filter data for each user based on restrictions applied to their account. For example, a user’s view is restricted to a particular geographic region. When they access the dashboard from their account, all widgets on the dashboard will only display data for that particular geographic region. If no data for that region is available, the widget will display a blank window.

Why can’t I see the new Dashboards?

Some restricted users don’t get access to new screens unless they are opted-in by their organization’s administrator. Contact your organization’s admin for further inquiry.

How does the date picker affect widgets?

When you select a time range from the date picker at the top of the page, all the widgets on the dashboard are updated and filtered to show the data only for the selected period.

The Compare 2 Periods button brings up a second date picker that allows you to compare data between the two selected time periods. Currently, only the Table and Pivot Table widgets support period comparison. Tables show metrics for both periods, and new columns show the change and change percentage for each metric.

Can I create widgets for SKAdNetwork, Ad Monetization, and Fraud Prevention?

Widgets for SKAdNetwork, Ad Monetization, and Fraud Prevention are currently not supported.

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