Interface layout: Dashboard
  • 18 Oct 2022
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Interface layout: Dashboard

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Interface layouts are the design space framework within a given interface page, filled in with elements. Airtable offers prebuilt layouts containing a set of elements targeted toward certain workflows. Think of layouts as a recipe that you can adjust to fit your individual needs. In this article, we will cover the Dashboard layout.

Introduction

Plan availabilityAll plan types/levels
Permissions

Please consult this support article for a breakdown of Interface Designer permissions.

Platform(s)Web/Browser, Mac app, and Windows app
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Dashboard layout components

NOTE
With any templated layout, we try our best to create a layout that will work well with the table you are connecting. Depending upon the design of the table you are connecting to an interface layout, different interface elements may or may not be available.

  1. Filter element - The filter element is the star of the dashboard layout. We cover the Filter element in depth in this article. It's most important to understand that other elements are connected to filter elements. In the configuration window, you'll see a list of elements that have previously been connected. Here, you can connect new elements or disconnect elements that don't need to be dynamically updated depending upon the filter being applied.
  2. Number element - Number elements are covered more extensively here, but in general, they can display a count of records or a summary of a connected field's records such as the number of records where this field is empty, the percent filled, or the percent empty.
  3. Chart elements - The dashboard shown above includes both bar and pie charts. There are even more chart types to choose from as described here. The nice thing about charts connected to a filter element is that they will dynamically adjust to display information according to the filter(s) a user has chosen.
NOTE
Any of the components listed above can be customized during the initial layout setup or at a later time by clicking on the individual element in Edit mode.


Dashboard layout considerations

  • With this layout, you can let your collaborators filter data themselves, surface important numbers, and highlight metrics with charts and graphs. Click here to read how to create a product roadmap using the Dashboard Layout.

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