All dataZoa displays share some common features:
- Live - automatically updated whenever underlying data or calculations change
- Embeddable, with a unique URL you can put into web pages, blogs, etc.
- Can be circulated point-to-point by email or SMS
- Shareable, through dZBoards
- Automated footers, for attributions, exporting, etc.
From the dropZone
Open the Gear menu and pick a display type.
From the Workbench
Checkbox the series you want to include, click the button for the type of display you want, and select New... in the drop-down list.
This will bring up the appropriate display editor and give you an immediate preview of your new display. Once you give it a name and save it, it will be added to your list of displays of that type.
Once you have made a display permanent by giving it a name, you can go back and edit it at any time.
In the Workbench, select the type of display you want to edit.
You will see a drop-down list where you can pick a particular display by name. This brings up a display editor. Make and your changes and Save. Changes are automatically reflected wherever the display is used.
To copy or backup a saved display, just edit it, add something to the name, like - Backup Version and use the Save As... button to copy the display to a new name.
Note: If you are making a backup, be sure to close the editor and re-open the original version so you don't work on the wrong one!
There are several ways to share a display without publishing it to a web page. All named displays can be circulated point-to-point via email or SMS. If you like, the display footer can offer a button allowing others to share it further.
Methods for Sending Displays
Send a display to anyone via:
Send a display to another dataZoa user:
- using a dataZoa user name. Note: This assumes that the recipient's Preferences are set to Accept shares.
Send a display directly to yourself via:
All named displays have a unique URL that can be used in webpages, blogs, etc. If you like, a display can offer a button allowing others to share it further.