IMPLAN has pre built Dashboards that are a helpful starting point for each Data Library Section. Find these Dashboards from the Help Center by clicking on the Data Library Section you want to dig into from the Helpful Links or from the left pane, then click on it’s Dashboard link. You can see all Dashboards from Browse > All folders > “LookML dashboards” Folder.
Dashboards are made up of charts and graphs called tiles.
CREATING A DASHBOARD
You can also build your own Dashboard! Creating a Dashboard allows you to pull together visualizations of multiple data queries and add text to build a research summary. Dashboards are made up of Query Tiles, Look-Linked Tiles, and Text Tiles. Query Tiles and Look-Linked Tiles are both visualizations of data queries. There are many graphical options as well. Learn more about Visualizations Types and Creating Visualizations and Graphs From Looker. Text Tiles include text, which is helpful for adding headers, notes, and other descriptive text to complete your research summary.
Query Tiles can be defined from an Explore by saving a Report to a Dashboard. Use the gear in the upper right for this option as well as several other options.
There are several routes to starting a query visualization that will be added to a Dashboard. Data can be explored and added via the following paths:
- Start from scratch inside a new Dashboard by clicking the “New” button from your personal folder
- Start from scratch from Explore
- Start with an existing Look
- Start by Exploring a tile of an existing Dashboard
Looker provides additional resources to help you Create and Edit Dashboards and Reports (Looks). Checkout the video and see Creating and Editing User-Defined Dashboards section!
Dashboards can be deleted from within your personal folder by selecting the menu (three dots) for the Dashboard and choosing “Move to Trash”.
Written October 20, 2020