Closed Beta: Introducing Canvas Dashboard!

Upcoming: Dashboard 4.0 with As-code and more

:tada: Great news!

Dashboard 4.0 with As-code is finally in development. Here is what it currently looks like:

Introducing Dashboard 4.0 with As-code ready

To give analysts full control over the content and design of dashboards, we are bringing new updates that transform your dashboard experience:

  • Canvas layout creates endless possibilites for customization:
    • Able to modify dashboard layout and background
    • Able to embed filters inside dashboards and put visualizations on top of each other
    • Able to adjust/control the dashboard size, scaling, and ensure size/aspect ratio when exporting.
  • Separating Edit and View mode so you don’t need to worry whether unpublished changes can affect the dashboard viewers
  • Software engineering best practices let you define a dashboard either using As-code syntax or Visual Editor and the ability to do version control (Coming soon)

With Dashboard as-code, we’re bringing software engineering best practices to the dashboard level.

Release Plan

This is just the beginning, but we’re eager to invite you along our development journey. Here’s a glimpse into our planned roadmap for Dashboard 4.0:

  • Phase 1: Dashboard 4.0 - As-code ready with full dashboard 3.0 functionalities
  • Phase 2: Dashboard 4.0 - Version Control with Git; Development Mode
  • Phase 3: New layouts, components, and more

Dashboard 4.0 with As-code is in active development and will be released to our beta users in a couple of months.
Updated: If you’re interested, kindly register here: Dashboard 4.0 with As-code Early Interest Form.

Happy reporting!

P/s: We had a lot of fun testing this feature. Our team was even able to whip up a Pokedex dashboard in just a few minutes.


is there any plan to open a Beta for interested parties (probably everybody here :slight_smile: )


Hi @Francesco_Mucio and all,

Great news! We’re planning a beta launch of Dashboard 4.0 with As-code in the coming months.

If you’re interested, kindly register here: Dashboard 4.0 with As-code Early Interest Form.

We appreciate if you share with us your intended use case this feature and how Dashboard 4.0 with As-code would fit into your current operations. Your input is invaluable as we shape the development of Dashboard 4.0 with As-code.

Cheers :love_you_gesture:


Cannot get over the Pokedex dashboard lol
This is way too cool! :star_struck: :clap: :fire:


Closed Beta: Introducing Canvas Dashboard!

:tada: Exciting News! The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Canvas Dashboard (formerly Dashboard 4.0 with As-code) has officially entered Closed Beta.

What to Expect

As part of our early access group, you get a first look at what Canvas Dashboard has to offer. This next-generation dashboard is designed to give you unparalleled control over the content and design of your dashboard.

With Canvas Dashboard, you’ll be able to:

  • :art: Craft striking dashboards that match your narrative with visualizations, filters, and texts as your building blocks. Freely add, remove, and rearrange blocks freely on blank canvas with pixel-perfect precision.
  • :building_construction: Safeguard end-user experiences with incremental build in Modeling and seemlessly deploy your dashboards to Reporting.
  • :computer: Leverage your dashboard definition as code in AML for version control with Git integration, reusable components, and refactoring at scale.

:point_down: Check out this video to help you get started and make the most of these new features.

:boom: Canvas Dashboard vs Dashboard 3.0

A Canvas Dashboard Dashboard 3.0
Dashboard Layout Canvas layout where visualizations can be freely arrange next to or on top of each other. Limited rows and columns layout where visualization in a structured manner in rows and columns
As-code defintion and software engineering best practices Support as-code definition defined in AML for version control with Git integration, reusable components, and refactoring at scale. Not supported
Dashboard scaling & responsiveness Keep the dashboard ratio. Allow users to zoom in/out the dashboard to fit their screen. Control the size of canvas in pixels Auto-resize the dashboard to fit the users’ screen. Dashboards look differently in different screens
Filter & Cross-filtering Easily reset filters to default values and selective cross-filtering to a subset of visualizations Cross-filtering is applied to the whole dashboard (among visualizations using the same datasets)

:bulb: Learn more about the key experiences of Canvas Dashboard and differences from the current Dashboard 3.0 here: Canvas Dashboard | Holistics Docs

How to get access

Canvas Dashboard is now officially launched in Closed Beta, and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts and suggestions as you dive into the experience. Your feedback is crucial in shaping the final version of Canvas Dashboard.

To get early access, register your interest here: Canvas Dashboard Early Interest Form.

Share with us the challenges you’re currently facing and how Canvas Dashboard can address them. We’ll be in touch with you once your access has been granted.


:straight_ruler: Aligning blocks in Canvas Dashboard made easier

With Canvas Dashboard, you can easily freeform your layout - toss and shuffle visualizations, filters, text on a blank canvas however you like.

Yet, free form often comes with alignment. Having the freedom to place things anywhere can lead to a bit of a mess.

This is why we’ve added handy guides for block alignment in the Canvas Dashboard. You can now drag and drop, freely, without stressing about getting everything lined up just right.

Canvas Dashboard is in Beta!
To get early access, register your interest here: Canvas Dashboard Early Interest Form .

:bell: Sharing Canvas Dashboard Externally: Export, Data Alerts, Sharable Links, and Embedded Analytics

We’re excited to announce your favorite features coming to Canvas Dashboard, allowing you to export and share your Canvas Dashboard:


You now have the options to export your Canvas Dashboard and visualizations in it.

Click on Export on dashboard header to download dashboard as PNG/PDF or hover on any visualization and select Export in block context menu. Learn more: Export & Delivery Options.

Data Alerts

Receive notifications when your data meets certain conditions.

Hover on any visualizations and select Data Alerts in block context menu to set up new data alerts. Learn more: Data Alerts.

Sharable Links

Easily share your Canvas Dashboard with external users. Viewers don’t need a Holistics account to view.

To create Sharable Links, click on Share > Sharable Links on dashboard header. Learn more: Shareable Links

Embedded Analytics

Embed stunning Canvas Dashboards in your web application.

Go to three-dot menu on dashboard header then choose Embedded Analytics. Learn more about Embedded Analytics settings here: Embedded Analytics

Canvas Dashboard is in Beta!
To get access, register your interest here: Canvas Dashboard Early Interest Form .


I have signed up for the early interest - when will i be able to use it in Holistics?

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Hi Mads, @Spanggaard1994

Thank you for reaching out to us, and it’s great to hear that you have signed up for Canvas Dashboard! Please note that my team is observing a national holiday, and we will be sure to provide you with any updates on Thursday.

Best regards,

This looks super cool.
I have some issues uploading .png and .jpg files to our Holistics Github repo - the system crashes and all dashboards are gone until i have deleted the files again.
Can you share your best practice with this?

/ Mads

Hi @Spanggaard1994,

To provide you with better support, could you please send us a ticket along with screenshots of the issue you’re experiencing? You can send them to [email protected] or fill out this form.