Launch: A new version of Dashboard Date Drill

Hi all :raising_hand_man:

We are excited to announce a significant update to the Dashboard Date Drill feature!

If you were familiar with the old Dashboard Date Drill, you may have encountered certain limitations, such as:

  • the inability to control which widgets are affected: especially when you have some non-additive or semi-additive measures (like MMR, DAU etc.) in the mix
  • or export files doesn’t show the current Dashboard Date Drill result
  • or simply sharing some dashboard link with a Date Drill setting, which would instead only display the default state…

Introducing the new and improved Dashboard Date Drill!

With this new version of Dashboard Date Drill, you would be able to:

  • Control which widgets a Dashboard Date Drill affects
  • Persist the Dashboard Date Drill result in your exports, as well as data schedules
  • Create multiples Date Drills for each dashboard, so you can drill on different groups of reports separately
  • And much more: set a default transformation, persist result on url, etc.

Do note that:

  • This new version of Dashboard Date Drill would NOT be available by default like the old version. Instead, you will need to create Date Drills within your dashboards.
  • That said, rest assured that Holistics will help create Dashboard Date Drill in your existing dashboards at the time we enable this feature for you.

More information and instructions in our documentation: :arrow_upper_right: Date Drills | Holistics Docs.

As we continue to fine-tune and enhance the feature, we are actively seeking Beta testers to help try it out. If you would like to join our Beta program, please submit the Beta Request form.

We look forward to delivering a superior Dashboard Date Drill experience for you. Cheers!

Update on Apr 2024: Beta program ended


Update: Official release! :rocket:

Hi all,

Exciting news! We would like to announce our official release of the new Dashboard Date Drill version :tada:

I’m delighted to share that our Beta program has been fruitful, with lots of enhancements inspired by your feedback:

  • :white_check_mark: Dashboard Date Drill now works on all visualization types, granted that there is a date field. This goes in contrast to the legacy version, which only works on table, line chart or pie chart
  • :white_check_mark: Better field mapping behaviors, Guides and Alert messages for a smoother setup
  • :white_check_mark: and several minor UI upgrades

This is just the beginning, though. We have more improvements planned for this useful feature :wink:

For more information, please refer to our public document: Dashboard Date Drill | Holistics Docs.

Happy Date Drilling!