How to create a datawall ?ยถ


We want to enable you to bring insights through data, so we created a datawall to showcase dynamic reports on a TV screen, or on a digital wall. Letโ€™s bring the information to everyone in your company.

The datawall displays, during a defined time (configurable), several pages with chosen stories and tiles.

The usage is quite different from the application: you are having a break, and in the cafeteria, there is a TV screen displaying the performance of the acquisition team.

With the Studio, you must select some stories or tiles from your application to create a clean datawall ๐Ÿคฉ.

No need to think about the layout ๐Ÿ“, we take care of it for you.

The Datawall is available from the home action button for both end-user and app-builders.

Some adviceยถ

Follow the placeholders before you create a splendid datawall in no time.

Below are some best practices, guidelines, and cool tips to help you get the best of this crazy feature ๐Ÿ’› :

One rule!: Donโ€™t forget to push to production your changes ๐Ÿšจ ! You can preview the production version by removing the ``&stage=staging`` from the URL in the preview mode.

Short is good: For a better user experience, we recommend not exceeding 3 rows. Remember, itโ€™s a datawall, if your users need more, why not give access to the application?

Screens are not necessarily tactile: Remember that stories with filters/requesters wonโ€™t be usable in the data wall. Imagine having someone standing next to each digital wall you have and pressing the filter buttons every 15 secondsโ€ฆ ๐Ÿค”.

Select the right filter values: Select a filter value when you add a filtered story. For cross-filter stories or double-chart stories, only the primary chart will be displayed.

Put a name on it: Screens can be named, so use it to make you add even more context to your awesome datawall ๐Ÿ˜‰.

Look at me: Before showing your datawall or pushing to production, always look at what you created ๐Ÿคณ. With the preview button, itโ€™s easy as โ€œABCโ€ ๐Ÿ•บ to ensure your datawall is correct.

Things to keep in mindยถ

Advanced story configuration

You can customize the header with 2 text fields. Text can be formatted if you want to choose color, alignment, alignmentโ€ฆ

By default, each slide will be displayed for 5 seconds. You can change this value by clicking on the timer.

One single row canโ€™t contain tiles and stories at the same time.

If you apply filters to the story, use dynamic filters so the content of the story will depend on the values selected by end-users before displaying the datawall. Fix the value if you donโ€™t want end-users to change it.

Advanced header configuration

You can overwrite the default behavior of the datawall header.

You can do so from the Files interface, while editing the front_config file.

Add the following fields inside the dataWall block. It will overwrite the existing title or date.

  customTitle : "My new title"
  customDate : "My new date"

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