Changelog

Find out about the latest features and improvements to Explo.

🗄️ Supporting Multiple Data Sources

⭐️ Other Features & Improvements

  • Ability to duplicate dashboards
  • Ability to clear selected end user group dropdown in the dashboard editor
  • Drag and drop same field into y-axis
  • Create information tooltip icon for charts + number panels
  • Data panel v2 goal bar
  • Additional security for subdomains
  • Make the date picker input element consistent with UTC

📱 Mobile Responsiveness for Container Elements

⭐️ Other Features & Improvements

  • Adding empty states for Explo where relevant
  • Ability to manage end user groups in the customers tab
  • Can set min and max values for date pickers
  • Add ability to remove user group in dashboard editor
  • Improving query dropdown default value

🖼️ New Chart Icons for Components

⭐️ Other Features & Improvements

  • Can delete version draft that's being edited
  • Added combo chart in data panel v2 charts
  • Pulled data table into a separate component
  • Improved component dropping onto canvas
  • Added dashboard error state if accessing unauthorized or nonexistent dashboard

New Version Control and Switches

💭 Version Control

We've implemented a new version control system that allows users to create drafts, and publish dashboards to different environments. This allows you to make changes and updates to your dashboard, and test out new iterations before pushing to production.

🔘 Toggle Switch

Our new toggle switch component gives your end users buttons to quickly change parameters on your dashboard such as viewing day over the past month, week, or day or grouping by different fields.

Container component, support for multiple data sources, and default filters

⏹️ Container Component

New container components allow users to create grouped visualizations and metrics. Show all relevant metrics together in order to organize your dashboard and convey certain insights.

🗓️ Set default relative date ranges

Set default date ranges on your dashboard to show only data from the past day, week, month, 90 days, or more. For other dropdowns and multi-selects, you can now set default values that are automatically selected upon load also.

🔀 Support for multiple data sources

Connect multiple data sources with identical schemas to test across staging and production databases, or support systems where customer data is spread across multiple databases.

Other improvements

  • Improved settings page for user management
  • Improved drag and drop functionality for smoother dashboard creation
  • Further improvements to our SQL editor including autocomplete and setting variables while testing queries

New Dashboard Elements, Responsive UI, and more!

Heat Map: You can configure this by dragging a new data panel and selecting the heat map icon in the visualization tab. This will allow you to visualize two dimensional data in a clean and simple format!

Multi-select Dropdown: This new dashboard input element functions like the dropdown element but allows your users to select multiple options to filter the dashboard by multiple categories.

Responsive Dashboard Layout: Dashboards are now responsive to the screen size that your users are viewing the dashboard on. On a mobile screen, the dashboard will re-arrange automatically to better suit the smaller screen.

⭐️ Other requested features

  • Default variable values: You are now able to set default values for any variable in your dashboard. You can pass those values in via the embedded components “variable” property, or add them as URL parameters. This allows you to show users a pre-filtered version of the dashboard.
  • Chart value formatting: Values in line and bar charts can now be formatted to represent dollars, percents, and more!
  • Data Panel Editing Improvements: It is now easier to move between data panels on the dashboard edit page when creating your dashboard. You can edit a data panel with a single click and then leave edit mode by clicking the escape key or clicking onto the blank dashboard canvas. If you made any changes to the data panel before exiting, it will ask you to confirm that you want to abandon your changes.
  • Text in data tables now wraps rather than truncating so that your users can see all the data they need. You can also set the width of columns in a data table so that it displays just the way you want for your users.

🐛 Bugs that we fixed:

  • Changing the color of the line chart wasn’t updating in real time in the dashboard editor
  • Some small edge cases while editing pie charts was leading to crashing.
  • Some design tweaks to the data panel editor to streamline the UI.
  • When creating custom variables in the dashboard, if you clicked save twice it would save two versions of the same variables.

View dashboards as a customer

Our dashboard builder now allows you to view customer specific versions of your dashboard. This allows you to see exactly what your customers will see directly in the dashboard builder.

This will enable you to configure the dashboards with your actual customers' data in mind. It also means you can build dashboards quicker because queries will load faster and you will be able to iterate faster.

New visualizations

We've some new visualizations that were requested by our users:

  • Pie charts
  • Donut charts
  • Map charts
  • Funnel charts

We love expanding our visualization offering based on your feedback, so reach out to us if there are any more chart types you need to build your dashboard.

New UI elements: dropdowns, datepickers, and more

We are excited to ship one of our most heavily requested features: dropdowns filters for end user interactions. Many of you want to build dashboards with more complex UIs that allow your users to interact with the dashboard

With this in mind, we have introduced the ability to flexibly drag UI components on to the canvas. In addition to data panels and visualizations, you can now add dropdown selectors, datepickers, and text elements to your dashboards.

Visit our help center article here to learn more about how these elements work. If there are other UI elements that you need for your dashboards, reach out to support@explo.co with your suggestions!

Dashboard variables directly in SQL

Building complex dashboards requires fine-grained control on how data is pulled and visualized in order to maintain optimal performance for your end users. Because of this, we built dashboard variables.

With this new feature, you are now able to use variables in your SQL queries using a simple syntax. This will allow you to filter data for a specific user group prior to joins and filter your data in response to user interactions on the dashboard.

To learn more about how variables work and get started using them in your dashboards, check out our help center article here and reach out to support@explo.co with any questions!

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