To find what's new in the latest release of Dashboards, see What's new.
The June 2023 update included the following:
- You can now configure a single dashboard to have two views, a desktop view and a mobile view. Each view is optimized for viewing on either a desktop or mobile devices. When a dashboard is opened, the optimized view loads. You can create a mobile view of your dashboard that includes the same elements as your desktop view, or new elements with different configurations. A dashboard's mobile view is meant to complement the desktop view to provide information to users on the go.
- Two new map options have been added for the map element. The Find my location option zooms and centers the map to the approximate location of the user's device. The Compass option shows the map's rotational angle and allows users to reorient the map to point north.
- Making a selection on a map's operational layer to initiate layer actions has been improved, allowing users to select features without the need for selection tools. When layer actions are configured, clicking features on the map now automatically initiates the actions. Optionally, you can also allow users to select multiple features using additional selection tools.
- Dashboard users are no longer required to sign in to download source data from an element.
- Dashboard accessibility has been improved, including better and more consistent keyboard navigation, focus management, and improvements to screen reader support. Additionally, you can now configure the accessible name for each element on your dashboard. The accessible name is the name read aloud when using a screen reader.
The February 2023 update included the following:
- Elements that have their data sources based on a map layer are no longer dependent on the map element. Deleting the map element whose data source is powering other elements does not delete those elements.
- The ArcGIS Arcade expression editor has been updated. The new editor features a dynamic expression writing experience with autopopulated code suggestions, a robust function search, and flags for unassigned variables and expression errors. You can use the new editor where you would use advanced formatting or data expressions.
- The Dashboard Formatting profile for Arcade has been split into separate profiles for each element that supports advanced formatting. The indicator element now uses the Dashboard Indicator Formatting profile, the list element now uses the Dashboard List Formatting profile, and the table element now uses the Dashboard Table Formatting profile.
The November 2022 update included the following:
- You can now enable search for your list elements. Enabling search adds a search field to your list and allows dashboard viewers to quickly find list items.
- You can now allow dashboard viewers to reset the dashboard after interacting with it. Resetting the dashboard clears any selections made on elements, returns the map to its default extent, and sets tabs and features back to their first value.
- The follow feature action is now available when configuring dashboards. You can enable the follow feature action on elements configured to show features to cause a target map element to pan to and remain centered on a specific feature. If you previously configured the follow feature action in a dashboard last updated with ArcGIS Dashboards Classic, you must reconfigure the action in ArcGIS Dashboards.
The June 2022 update of ArcGIS Dashboards included the following:
- Elements with categories based on grouped values can now target maps with pan, zoom, and flash actions.
- When enabling data download for your data-driven elements, you can now choose to enable the download of source data only, summarized data only, or both.
- Dashboard users are no longer required to be signed in to download summarized data.
The March 2022 update of ArcGIS Dashboards included the following:
- ArcGIS Dashboards Classic has moved to mature support and will be retiring with the September 2022 release of ArcGIS Online. All functionality of ArcGIS Dashboards Classic is supported in ArcGIS Dashboards, with the exception of the Follow Feature action. Dashboards that contain the Follow Feature action will still open in ArcGIS Dashboards but the action will not be available. For dashboards last updated in ArcGIS Dashboards Classic, it is strongly recommended that you open their data sources in Map Viewer and the dashboards in ArcGIS Dashboards to verify all functionality. Once verified, upgrade your dashboards by saving them. For more information, see the ArcGIS Dashboards Classic retirement announcement.
- Esri recognizes the importance of adhering to accessibility guidelines and standards for all users of our products, including users with disabilities. An Accessibility Conformance Report for ArcGIS Dashboards is now available that describes the conformance level for accessibility features.
- The user interface for element configuration has been updated to a unified and common look between element configuration, dashboard configuration, and the rest of ArcGIS Online.
- For data-drive elements, you can now expand and collapse the data source table in the preview area when configuring an element to make more informed configuration choices. You can expand the data table while in any tab of an element's configuration window to view the data that is powering an element while simultaneously seeing the element's configuration preview.
- For elements that support actions, the actions configuration has been enhanced to be more intuitive. When configuring actions for an element, you are now presented with all possible actions and targets. You can turn actions on and off to make choosing action targets faster.
- The color picker has been updated, allowing you to select custom colors and save them to the color picker to use elsewhere in the dashboard.
- You can now add elements directly where you want them on the dashboard layout. You can add elements using the new add element button in the dashboard toolbar and choose where on the dashboard layout you want the element.
- When duplicating existing elements, they are now automatically added to the row or column the original element is in.
- Sorting in multi-series serial charts has been improved. When a serial chart is based on grouped values with a split by, you can now sort the data points in each series in addition to the chart's series. Sorting data points in each series ensures they display in a specific order and is reflected in the chart legend.
- The table element has two new properties when using advanced formatting. The textColor property allows you to set the text color for the cell. The hoverText property allows you to add text that appears when hovering over the values in a cell.
The December 2021 update of ArcGIS Dashboards included the following:
- New authoring experience—The user interface for authoring dashboards has been updated. You can now find your dashboard's authoring tools, including dashboard settings, subscriber content, and save options, on the side toolbar. The toolbar also includes a new Layout panel, which allows you to view and manage your dashboard layout. See all your elements in one place, and manage them individually or by row and column.
- Table element—A new data visualization has been added for dashboard authors. Use the Table element to visualize data in a table format. Choose to create a table based on grouped values or features. Tables also support advanced formatting using ArcGIS Arcade and can take part in dashboard actions.
- Chart improvements— Serial charts and pie charts are now able to target elements based on different data sources. When the source and target are based on different data sources, the relationship between these sources must be established with an attribute relationship.
The September 2021 update of ArcGIS Dashboards included the added ability to enable data download on dashboard elements and improved performance for map extent filters.
- For elements that are powered by ArcGIS Online hosted feature layers, you can now enable data download. Enabling data download allows signed-in users to download a CSV file that includes the source data of the element. For elements that display summarized data, like serial and pie charts, users can also choose to download only the summarized data.
- Dashboards that are shared publicly will now process map extent filters in a way that allows for the dashboard to scale with high demand and network traffic. When configuring a map extent filter on a public dashboard, ensure target elements are always based on a map's operational layer.
- Selectors have been redesigned and include new configuration options. The following were enhancements made to selectors:
- Choose a presentation mode for your selectors to better display them on your dashboard. Choose from Inline, Accordion, or Dropdown presentation to efficiently display your selectors.
- Add icons to your selectors to make them more distinguishable.
- Use the Show reset option to allow users to clear their selector inputs at run time.
- For category selectors that allow multiple selections, users can now click Show selected to narrow the list to only display selected categories at run time.
- For the number selector and date selector, choose to allow both input options for users to input values.
- For the date selectors that use the date picker, you can now choose to make including time optional.
- The option to choose a size for your header has been removed. There are still two distinct sizes; however, the size of the header is automatically determined by its contents.
The April 2021 release included the release of a new version of ArcGIS Dashboards. The previous version of ArcGIS Dashboards became ArcGIS Dashboards Classic. The new version of Dashboards included the following:
- The URL for ArcGIS Dashboards updated to <yourURL>.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/. Dashboards created before this release automatically open with the new URL. Embedded dashboards continue to work. It is recommended that you update all dashboards to the new URL by opening them in ArcGIS Dashboards and clicking Save.
- The list and indicator elements can now take advantage of a new advanced formatting option to customize how data points render using expressions created with ArcGIS Arcade.
- Data expressions can now be created to power data-driven elements. Using Arcade, you can create feature sets to unlock new insights in your data by combining, modeling, and enhancing your existing data.
- You can now use selection-based display to configure an element to only render when a selection is made elsewhere on the dashboard. When configuring target elements for filter actions, you can enable the Render only when filtered toggle button to have users make a selection on the source element before the target visualization renders. A message can be customized on the target element when a selection is required.
- Pop-ups in a map element have a more consistent design between what was configured in the web map, including Arcade expressions and image rotations.
- You can take advantage of the new Map Viewer capabilities, such as group layers, clustering, and bookmarks.
- Additional supported data sources for elements include feature collections and CSV web layers. When adding a map with CSV web layers or feature collections, you can now use them as data sources for elements and use them to configure actions.
- New value formatting configuration options allow number patterns that are automatically formatted based on a user's locale to be overridden.
- When choosing colors for text, background, and other element components, along with the existing color palette and hex code field, you can also choose to enter RGB values or use HSL syntax.
- Percentiles have been added as a statistic type. When configuring an indicator, gauge, or serial chart element, you can select percentile, specify the percentile value, and whether you want discrete or continuous distribution.
- Improvements to the count statistic allow you to choose whether you want to count by value or distinct value when configuring an indicator, gauge, serial chart, or pie chart element.
- Additional date options have been added to the date filter. If you choose a relative date filter, you can now choose weeks, months, quarters, or years as time units.
- URL parameters have a new structure. URL parameters now use a hash (#) to append a parameter to your dashboard's URL instead of a question mark (?).
- A new dashboard setting has been introduced to allow dashboard authors to restrict element expansion. When turned off, the new Allow element expansion toggle button restricts dashboard elements from being expanded at run time.
- For line or smoothed line serial charts that are date-based and enable parse dates, you can choose to connect gaps caused by missing data points.
- When adjusting your dashboard's layout, you now have more precision when resizing an element. As you resize, you can now see the percentage of the screen that is being occupied by the element.
September - December 2020
The September to December releases of ArcGIS Dashboards included bug fixes and improvements to stability and security.
ArcGIS Dashboards Beta was released and contained new features and an enhanced user experience, including support for Arcade in dashboard elements, new statistic types, additional data source support, and more.
The March 2020 release of ArcGIS Dashboards included bug fixes and improvements to stability and security. Best practices for authoring and sharing dashboards that will receive a lot of traffic and viewership were also made available. Building highly scalable dashboards ensures that the traffic generated by a dashboard scales effectively in high-demand situations.
June - December 2019
The June to December releases of ArcGIS Dashboards included bug fixes and improvements to stability and security.
- Three new languages are now supported: Ukrainian, Arabic, and Hebrew. If your locale is set to one of these languages, dashboards will honor this setting.
- Category Selectors, when configured to allow multiple selections, can now include a None option. This allows users to quickly deselect many items at once.
- More formatting options are now available when elements show No Data or No Value.
- New icons are available for indicator and header elements.
- A new map setting to control the point zoom scale.
- Several chart improvements.
- More control over numerical formatting in pie chart legend, label, and hover text.
- Grouped value serial charts now have a configurable maximum number of categories.
- A new rotation setting for serial chart axis titles.
- Improved author experience for category selectors.
- New option to control the list selection color.
- Dashboards do a better job respecting all
actions configured by the author when the dashboard
Add the None option as the default selection to prevent this.
- Two new actions are available when configuring an interactive dashboard: Show Pop-up and Follow Feature.
- A new dashboard settings button on the navigation bar allows authors to do the following:
- Change colors for the background, borders, elements, tabs, and selections.
- Change the unit prefixes used by the various dashboard elements.
- Control whether dashboard elements can be resized by end users at run time.
- Many new icons are available for indicator and header elements.
- The label and legend text size for pie charts are now configurable.
- Serial charts now support logarithmic scaling on the value axis.
- More control over whether titles and descriptions are displayed when elements show no data.
- Dashboards can now be viewed on smartphones.
Authors should take care to design dashboards that will work well in a reduced form factor. Limiting the number of elements displayed, judicious use of text, and taking advantage of a dashboard's ability to group and stack elements are all key considerations.
- Serial charts and pie charts can now be the source of dashboard actions.
- The new embedded content element allows you to embed documents, images, video, or other web content into your dashboard.
- The indicator and gauge elements now have a single-feature mode.
- There's a new option for dashboards that contain subscriber content.
- The map element now includes a scale bar and search function.
- Set a dashboard's locale using a URL parameter.
- The indicator element now supports over 100 new icons.
- The header element can use indicator icons as logos.
- Various usability improvements for dashboard authors have been made, including adding the ability to control the text shown on dashboard elements when no data is available.
The next generation experience of ArcGIS Dashboards was released in December 2017 and ArcGIS Enterprise10.6 . This was a major release that includes support for the following:
- Author dashboards completely in the browser. There's no need to download and install a Windows app anymore. You can launch Dashboards from your ArcGIS organization. You can also browse and manage your dashboards within your ArcGIS organizational content, or on the dashboard home page.
- Configure highly interactive dashboards composed of charts, gauges, maps, and other visual elements that communicate with each other.
- Use better maps, with support for smart mapping, heat map renderers, vector basemaps, stream layers, and labels. You can also use Arcade expressions to enhance map labels and symbology, as well as create custom pop-up content.
- Create sophisticated charts of various types and styles, including multiseries, combination, stacked, and 100 percent stacked charts. You can also match the colors in your charts with the colors of your map symbols.
- Design powerful layouts with grouping and stacking.
- Get revamped data visualizations with attractive and intuitive default styles, as well as additional options to customize the look and feel of your dashboard, such as custom HTML, unit prefixing, and date formatting.
- Leverage improved date-based filtering.