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Parent & child dashboards

Parent and child dashboards

What are parent dashboards?

A parent dashboard is a special kind of dashboard (previously referred to as a "template" dashboard), which your company is in complete control of by setting the access type value in the dashboard identity config to admin.

What are child dashboards?

Child dashboards are derived from parent dashboards, and are permanently associated to them. They are owned by your users, and once created they are in full control of it.

What do my users see?

You can either display a read-only copy of the parent dashboard to your users, or you can choose to distribute "child" dashboards, which are clones of a parent dashboard. Distributing "child" dashboards to your users gives them the ability to make changes to their own dashboards independently.

Vizzly manages the distribution of child dashboards, using the organisation ID and the user reference in the signed dashboard access token in the identity config.

Can I have more than one parent dashboard?

Yes! You can create multiple parent dashboards, and set the parentDashboardId property on the dashboard, so that the correct parent dashboard is used. If you do not specify a parentDashboardId, then your "oldest" parent dashboard will be used which is typically the one we have created on your account when you signed up.

You can create multiple parent dashboards on the dashboards page (opens in a new tab) on your account.

Can a user own multiple child dashboards?

Yes! Each of your users can own many child dashboards. You can use the useDashboardManager react hook to manage them.