Building Lenses, Dashboards and Apps in Wave Analytics

Ready to start building in Wave Analytics? In this course, you’ll find out how
to design and create an effective dashboard layout to help explorers quickly
find their way around. You’ll learn how to build lenses and “clip” them into
your dashboards to create selectors, filters, and widgets, and how to create a
faceted dashboard which automatically updates as explorers interact with it.
Once you’ve created a dashboard, you’ll learn about the JSON file that defines
a dashboard and how it can be modified for advanced functionality, such as
creating mobile layouts and modifying lens queries. You’ll also learn how to
organize your lenses and dashboards using apps and ensure that only the right
users have access to them.

Course Outline

Managing Apps, Lenses, Dashboards, and Datasets

  • Overview of building and managing apps

  • Building an app

  • Manage apps, lenses, dashboards, and datasets

Designing a Dashboard and Creating a Layout

  • Dashboard Building Overview

  • Designing a Dashboard

  • Create a dashboard layout

Clipping Lenses and Building a Dashboard

  • Clipping Lenses to a Dashboard

  • Adding Chart, Table, and Number Widgets to a Dashboard

  • Adding Filter Widgets to a Dashboard

An Introduction to JSON for Dashboards

  • Introduction to JSON for Dashboards

  • Modifying a Dashboard JSON File to Use an Existing Layout
    in a New Dashboard

  • Modify a dashboard JSON file to add a mobile layout.

  • Creating Advanced Lens Queries in a Dashboard JSON File


This course is aimed at users with the Wave Analytics Builder license who need
to build effective lenses and dashboards for their business users to explore
their data. It may also be of interest to Builder users who are connecting and
integrating this data, to understand how it is used in the lens and dashboard
building process.

There are no prerequisites for this course, however we do recommend
attending Mobile and Desktop Exploration in Wave Analytics (ANC101) to get
the most out of this course.