Dashboard design considerations

A large part of effective dashboard design is managing the number of Klips per dashboard, the number of dashboards per account, the number of data sources associated with a formula and the number of API calls per second and day. The following parameters are key considerations when designing and managing your Klipfolio dashboard.

Number of dashboards on your account: You can have up to 60 dashboards on your account open at any point in time. However, the more dashboards you have open the more the readability of your dashboard names will be diminished. For this reason, we recommend keeping a much smaller set of dashboards open, not exceeding 30 to optimize the usability of your account and the ability of users to view and find dashboards.

Number of Klips per dashboard: Each dashboard can contain up to 30 Klips. Keep in mind that more than 15 Klips on a dashboard results in the need to scroll to find and view the ones you want. Another consideration is how many Klips per dashboard can be seen if you are using a wall display.

Number of data sources per formula: Formulas can use up to 12 data sources. A benefit of using Klipfolio is the app’s ability to combine data sources in a single Klip. While we actively encourage this, we recognize that customers are also interested in the performance of their formulas and want to ensure users can access their data quickly. More data sources will be a contributing factor to slower performance for a Klip. This refers to the number of unique data sources per formula. Your Klip may have many formulas and could potentially have many more associated data sources.

Number of API calls per second: Klipfolio supports up to five requests per second. If you exceed this limit, any request you send will return a 429 Too Many Requests error with an appropriate message.

Number of API calls per day: Check your payment plan to determine the number of API calls available for your account. Daily counts start at 12:00 am ET. If your application requires more than the current limit, please contact sales@klipfolio.com. If you exceed this limit, any request you send will return a 429 Too Many Requests error with an appropriate message.

If you have questions about these limits, please contact support@klipfolio.com.

Dashboard management

  1. Beta: Free public links
  2. Publish links
  3. NEW: What’s the difference between viewing a dashboard in the app and viewing a published link to a dashboard?
  4. Use RiseVision to display your Klipfolio dashboard on big screen TVs or digital wallboards
  5. Updates to Klipfolio user permissions
  6. Generate a Klipfolio API Key
  7. Push API deprecation, October 30, 2015
  8. Klipfolio is rebranding
  9. NEW: Best Practices for Large Screen Dashboard Display
  10. Guide to displaying Klipfolio Dashboards on a Large Screen Display
  11. Dashboard design considerations
  12. NEW: Working with Company Properties
  13. Authenticating with Google
  14. Adding a custom role and users
  15. Adding new users
  16. Annotations
  17. Building dashboards
  18. Checklist for adding new users
  19. Creating groups and setting default dashboards
  20. NEW: Removing a Klip, dashboard or data source from the Library
  21. Displaying Klips in full screen mode
  22. Downloading a Klip to your computer
  23. Downloading a dashboard and all of its Klips to your computer
  24. Whitelist IP Addresses
  25. Emailing a Klip
  26. Emailing a dashboard and all of its Klips
  27. Sending Scheduled Email Reports of Klips with variables
  28. Embedding a Klip into an HTML page
  29. NEW: Best practices for generating PDF reports
  30. Options for launching Klipfolio
  31. Removing a user from a custom role
  32. Removing a custom role
  33. Setting up an IP address range in Klipfolio
  34. Sharing data sources
  35. Sharing Klips
  36. Sharing dashboards
  37. Dashboard permalinks
  38. User properties
  39. User roles and access permissions
  40. Viewing data source failures and refresh history for an account

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