Introduction to Dashboards¶
Dashboards provide a means for a QDS account user (a dashboard publisher) to share a notebook with other users of the QDS account, and also with users (dashboard-only consumers) who are not otherwise members of the QDS account.
To add a dashboard-only user, follow these instructions.
- Publishers or associated notebook owners can create, edit, and share dashboards. Ensure that you have permissions to the Folder resource as described in Resources, Actions, and What they Mean.
- Dashboard-only Consumers can run the dashboard and change the value of parameters (for example dates or customer sets) but can’t change the underlying code (the notebook itself).
A dashboard is a report view (read-and-execute-only) of a notebook, and has the following characteristics:
- Requires a running cluster, as with notebooks.
- Must be created by the associated notebook owner, who must be a member of a QDS account.
- Currently available from the QDS UI only (no API at present).
- Includes the entire notebook (can’t be just a portion of it).
- Includes only one notebook (can’t combine multiple notebooks or portions).
- Is separate from the underlying notebook (the associated notebook owner and other users of the notebook can continue to develop the notebook over time without affecting the dashboard).
- Can be used by any number of consumers concurrently.
Dashboards are organized in the QDS UI in the same way as notebooks, using the following main folders:
- My Home
You can create any number of sub-folders under any of these folders. Associated notebook owners can make dashboards available to consumers by placing them in the Common folder.