Previous releases

To find what's new in the latest release of Dashboards, see What's new.

February 2024

The February 2024 update included the following:

  • You can set the time zone of a dashboard to process and display temporal data using the device time zone or a specific time zone.
  • When configuring elements for a dashboard, you can insert dynamic text in more locations such as the element title and description. It has been expanded to include information from the dashboard item such as the date created, owner, and title, or the locale and time zone information from the running application. Use the Insert button in the element title and description and other areas where rich text and plain text editing is supported.
  • You can add a splash screen and info windows to dashboards to promote your organization's identity, convey important information, or communicate updates to users.
  • The what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) HTML editor used for configuring the rich text element and each element's title and description has been improved to provide additional control when inserting images, tables, and so on. Existing dashboards are not affected by this change when viewed. When opened for editing, authors of existing dashboards may notice small differences in the HTML generated when entering the editor's Source view.

October 2023

The October 2023 update included the following:

  • Dashboard authors can now use the map element to include web scenes and 3D navigation tools in dashboards. In addition, layers in web scenes are supported as data sources for other dashboard visualizations and selectors, and can be used to filter other dashboard elements through actions.
  • Additional action support is now available on mobile views. You can configure supported dashboard elements, including lists, tables, and a map's operational layers, as the source of actions on your dashboard's mobile view.
  • Category selectors allow users to filter a dashboard to a portion of the data by selecting one or more categories. You can now use the contains operator when configuring category selectors to support filtering to features that contain multiple categories—for example, multiple choice fields in Survey123.
  • Additional map selection tools are now available. The lasso, circle, and line tools can be enabled to allow dashboard users to draw shapes on the map to make selections.
  • When configuring elements for your dashboard, you can now use feature layers from ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World as stand-alone data sources.

June 2023

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.

February 2023

The February 2023 update included the following:

November 2022

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.

June 2022

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.

March 2022

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.