Combining metrics and Klips on a dashboard

Consolidate your data - Experience the convenience of combining metrics and Klips on a dashboard!

We’ve added the ability to create dashboards that include both Klips and metrics. Our dashboards already enable you to work extensively with Klips. Our beta feature is constantly evolving to add the same robust functionality for metrics.

For a look at this new feature, watch this short video:

Note: Klipfolio includes dashboards and Metric Boards. If you're unsure of the differences between a dashboard and a Metric Board, learn more here.

One of the benefits of combining metrics and Klips in a single dashboard is the ability to access different types of data visualizations and view them in one place. Before beginning, it’s important to understand the differences between what metrics and Klips can do for you.

Why add metrics to a dashboard?

Using metrics to track your data enables you to:

  • Store history to see data trends over time
  • Gain insights into your data through interactive exploration
  • Work with transactional data sources
  • Create charts with dynamic series
  • Work faster - create visualizations in seconds

Adding metrics to a dashboard enables you to:

  • Display metric views in full-screen mode
  • Change configuration settings for a metric view. By individually applying configuration properties, you can create multiple views of a single metric for your dashboard.
  • Share > with Slack, with an internal permalink, by publishing a link, or by scheduled or impromptu email (via dashboard-level features). In-app sharing for metric views is done in the Monitoring Metrics area of Klipfolio.
  • Download > as a PDF or as an image (via dashboard-level features)


  • As our BETA Metrics features evolve, we will be adding abilities at the individual metric view level. In the meantime, you can access dashboard level features (by clicking the dashboard’s 3-dot menu in the left side navigation bar) to perform actions for a metric view on a dashboard. If you want to perform any of these actions for a single metric view, add that metric view as the only item on a dashboard.
  • Metrics are created, edited, and shared in the Monitoring Metrics area of Klipfolio.
  • You can also add metrics to Metric Boards. Metric Boards are quick to create and offer built-in filters and time range settings. Learn more about Metric Boards here.

Why add Klips to a dashboard?

Using Klips to track your data enables you to:

  • Create fully customized visualizations using the power of the Klip Editor
  • Track more than a single value/metric
  • Build using a variety of components, for example, you can add a user input control or a button that works with variables you create. You can also build a pictograph or use an HTML template. There are no limits when building a Klip.

Adding Klips to a dashboard enables you to access the following features at the individual Klip level or dashboard level:

  • Display Klips in full-screen mode
  • Enter the Klip Editor
  • Access details for a Klip
  • Share > with users and groups in your account, with Slack, via scheduled or impromptu email, by embedding the Klip, with an internal permalink to the dashboard, by publishing a link to the dashboard
  • Download > as a PDF, image, or CSV/Excel file

Note: Klips are created and edited in the Custom Dashboards area of Klipfolio.

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