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How to Create a Dashboard

This article outlines how to create a new dashboard

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Written by Curtis Farnham
Updated over a week ago

A dashboard is a great way to filter specific conversations or view broad conversations.

We will outline three simple steps to create a new dashboard.

There are two areas within Symplur you can create dashboards, and both follow the same steps below.

  1. On the Home screen

  2. In the Dashboards section

Home Screen


Step 1:

  • Enter the desired term(s). A dashboard may be created using one or more terms. These terms fall into several categories:

Hashtag - Dashboard will include all tweets that include this hashtag.

Keyword - Dashboard will include all tweets that include this keyword.

User - Dashboard will include all tweets from a specific Twitter account and all mentions of that account (@ mentions, retweets, quote tweets, replies) made by others.

Topic - Dashboard will include tweets that contain hashtags that have been determined to be associated with this topic. This provides the broadest amount of data, and you can filter it down from there. This is an excellent option if you are not sure about the hashtags you wish to include.

URL - Dashboard will include tweets that contain a link pointing to a specific web domain—written like the screenshot below.

Cashtag - Dashboard will include tweets that include this cashtag. A cashtag represents the stock symbol of a publicly-traded company and is prefaced with the "$" sign.

Step 2

  • Choose a date range and widget option once you have entered your desired term(s). The default date range will be the previous seven days.

  • Click the dates on the calendar. Shortcuts to common date range choices are displayed below the calendar; click on one to select.

  • Data is available as far back as October 2010 and will depend on when the term began being tracked by Symplur.

  • Note: The larger the date range, the more data will be included and the longer a dashboard will take to load. If you choose a huge date range, the dashboard will attempt to load for up to 10 minutes before timing out.

  • We recommend starting with the Minimal widget option for large date ranges or datasets and then adding additional widgets.

Step 3

  • After entering the date range and choosing a widget(s), click on "Create" to generate the dashboard.

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