While we (Datorma Admins) may strive to have the perfect Datorama workspace, errors are inevitable. Data streams, harmonization rules, calculated fields, filters, date ranges, and many others are changing every day. Any one of these changes can cause unintended downstream issues. Errors are lurking, waiting to strike at exactly the inopportune time.
That's why we at Boreas are seeking to #FreeTheError. Instead of hiding from errors we want to set them free. When errors are free they can no longer surprise us as we open up a dashboard for a demo or a user is putting together a last minute report. By freeing the errors we can fix them before they do any harm.
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What we're doing about it.
We created the Datorama Dashboard Audit App to free the errors hiding in your dashboard pages. This audit app automatically parses your dashboard pages, analyses the data in all the page's widgets, and lets you know of any issues that require your attention.
Let's see how it works (arrow the right).
Frequently asked questions
How does the app actually work?
To install the app, all you have to do is select the dashboards you want audited (within Datorama's API call limits).
Why does each app instance have a limit on the number of widgets it can audit?
The app needs to make an API call for each widget that needs to be audited. Because there's a limit to how many API calls we can make in a given period of time, we need to limit the number of widgets each app instance can look at.
What are the app's limitations?
- Datorama workspaces are limited to 20K API calls per day. Because of this we limit the number of API calls each app instance can make.
Any widgets that have a date filter that uses any other date field aside from the standard "Day" dimension will not be able to be audited (e.g. Social Post Created Date)
The app does not take into consideration any user level filters or instances where the "Retain User Selection" setting is applied. The app audits the page based on its default state (i.e. the state it was last saved in by a Datorama user)
The app does not audit Goal or Timeline widgets.
What if my dashboard page has filters applied? What if some widgets have their own filters?
The app uses various Datorama API endpoints to gather information on the filters applied at both the page and widget level (including date filters) for any of your dashboards. We then use this information to ensure the data we retrieve matches the data in your dashboard exactly as it does when it's loaded with its default configuration.
What does the app actually audit for?
The most important thing the app looks for are any errors or widgets that are returning no data. These issues will be color-coded red in the results so you are made aware of such issues right away.
Who are you?
We are a certified Salesforce/Datorama development partner. We've worked closely with the wonderful Datorama team to deploy our app safely and securely on the Datorama marketplace.
What's with the trees?
Climate change is something that's going to take every one of us to solve. To do our part we plant 10 trees for every monthly payment for all of our customers. To do this we partner with our freinds at The Carbon Offset Company (www.thecarbonoffsetcompany.org).
What is the custom Dashboard Audit Solution?
The custom Dashboard Audit Solution is availbel to Datorama users that have API access. The custom solution allows users to schedule audits to run automatically at certain times and have the audit results emailed to them.
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Unlimited App Instances
10 Trees Planted /month
To access unlimited instances of the Dashboard Audit App in the Datorama Marketplace:
Upon completion of the checkout you will be charged $99 and enrolled in monthly payments. Cancel anytime.
As soon as you checkout, Datorama will begin provisioning access in your workspace.
Once access has been granted, you will see the option to download the app as many times as you like in your workspace.
We love chatting with our partners. We encourage our partners to reach out via email to get time scheduled to chat: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask about our custom solution.
Datorama users with API access can purchase our custom solution. Which does everything above and more.
Learn more about our custom Dashboard Audit Solution:
Datorama Users with API access can unlock the full feature set of our custom audit solution.
The custom solution includes the ability to schedule audits and get audit results automatically emailed to a list of users.
Want to learn more about our custom solution? Reach out to us or check out this informational page.