Create a dashboard

ArcGIS Dashboards provides the tools to create compelling dashboards with your data. Before you begin to create a dashboard, verify that you are signed in to your organization with privileges to create content.

To create a dashboard, complete the following steps:

  1. Click the app launcher button App launcher in the header of the site and click Dashboards.
  2. Click Create dashboard.
  3. Provide a title for the dashboard.
  4. Optionally, specify search tags, a summary, and a target folder.
  5. Click Create dashboard.

The dashboard opens empty, and you can begin to add elements.

Dashboards can also be created from Map Viewer, Map Viewer Classic, the gallery, content page, or item page in your organization. For more information, see Create apps from maps.

Add elements

Once you have created a dashboard, you must add elements to begin creating visualizations.

To add an element to a dashboard, do the following:

  1. From the empty dashboard, click the Add element button Add element.
  2. Choose an element from the drop-down list.

    The configuration window for the element open and you can start configuring your element.

  3. Once configuration is complete, click Done.
  4. To add another element, click the Add elements button Add elements on the dashboard toolbar.

    You can now add an element to any location on the dashboard's layout.

  5. Click the Add element button Add element at the location where you want to add your element.
  6. Choose an element from the drop-down list and configure the element.
  7. Repeat for each new element.

Optionally, you can click Add element from the layout pane and choose an element from the list.


Consider adding one or more map elements to the dashboard first, because a web map's operational layers can serve as the data sources for other elements.

After you add an element to a dashboard, it appears in the layout pane. You can click the Options button Options next to the element to open its menu. From the options menu, you can do any of the following:

  • Configure Configure—Open the element's configuration.
  • Duplicate Duplicate—Duplicate the element.
  • Rename Rename—Edit the element's name.
  • Delete Delete element—Delete the element.

You can also hover over the upper corner of the element to display the menu options, including the option to drag the element to rearrange the layout.

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