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A simple, powerful way to access your most important data with Geckoboard
The Datasets API is a simple yet highly flexible way of getting your data from a database or third-party service onto your Geckoboard.
With a single dataset you’ll be able to create any number of widgets from within the Geckoboard application. These widgets can be built to visualise your KPIs for your team to view on your Dashboard.
Datasets are best thought of as tables. Here’s an example:
Your dataset’s schema will let Geckoboard know what form your data takes. You can include up to 10 different fields in a dataset, so one dataset can easily power a whole dashboard.
A well thought-through schema will make it much easier to configure your widgets when it comes to adding them to your Geckoboard. We’ll look at your schema and present the options that make sense for the types of data you’re sending us.
It’s easy to configure widgets powered by datasets with our intuitive UI. Geckoboard can handle data aggregation and grouping, so there’s no need to pre-aggregate your data.
When an update is received via the API, all the widgets powered by that dataset are updated automatically.
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