Create Multi App Dashboards in QuickbaseSep 20, 2018
Do you need a centralized location where you can monitor different reports across multiple Quickbase apps? In this tutorial, I'll show you how to turn a regular homepage into a multi-app dashboard.
Multi app dashboards allow you to:
- See the status of records across multiple apps at a glance
- Minimize time checking reports in multiple apps
- Use dynamic filters directly on your home pages
Using the webpage widget, I'll walk you through how to display a report from one app on another app's homepage. As a bonus, you'll also learn how to retain the ability to use dynamic filters on your home page dashboards.
Here are the basic steps:
- Customize your home page
- Add a webpage widget
- Paste your report URL followed by a special code to remove the headers
Who's excited about not opening app after app to get daily status updates!
See the video transcript
FROM THE TUTORIAL: "...In this video I'll show you how to turn a regular homepage into a multi app dashboard. In this example, I have three different Quickbases, each of which has a report that I want to include on my multi report dashboard. This is the home page where I want to display the different reports from the different applications onto one dashboard. Now to get started I'll want to grab the URL for the first report, so let me jump back into my Lease Management Quickbase. So, I'll go ahead and copy the URL here and then return to my dashboard Quickbase. Now you could include this dashboard on any Quickbase you like, as part of a home page. I just happen to use a new Quickbase in this example. I'll customize the home page. What I'm gonna use here is our web page widget. I'll go ahead and click and drag the web page widget onto my dashboard so that I can begin customizing it. Now in this box, I'll enter that URL that I copied. And I can click the little preview here, and you'll notice we're getting a whole lot more than just the report. And so there's a little trick that I want to share with you that you can add to the end of this URL. So at the very end of the URL, we're gonna add &ifv=1. Now, this actually sets the pixel offset that will hide that header and so now you just have the report and the filters. Let's go ahead and continue and do this for our other two reports. Okay, now I've got all of the reports on a single dashboard. Here on the home page now I want to make a quick note. If you're having trouble with your reports showing up on this dashboard using this technique it's possible that the iframes are turned off in your application. So, to get that fixed go ahead submit a ticket to QuickBase and they can turn on the iframes. I found that this was the case with my own account. All right, now that we have everything set we can save the changes. You'll notice one other thing that we now have that we don't have on regular dashboard reports we have the dynamic filters. Here on the left-hand side so we can use these filters just as we would as if we were working directly off of the page, which is pretty nice for your homepage or your dashboard to be able to use these filters. We can also minimize this to have more room for our report and of course, we can also modify the arrangements of the items on your dashboard. I just did them sequentially but we could easily move these so we can have these on the same level. And now you have reports from multiple Quickbases all on one dashboard for easy viewing without having to go into each of the separate applications. Plus you also have access to the dynamic report filters which is an added bonus..."
Feeling like a Junkie? Subscribe Now!