Dashboard Component Detailed Description

Some parts of the Dashboard component are still in the beta stage.

The Dashboard component has a rich set of APIs, but not all of them are stable yet. Carefully read the API maturity annotations, and keep in mind that in the future releases we may make breaking changes to the APIs that are on the alpha or beta level.

The Dashboard component is a highly customizable component that renders dashboards created and saved by KPI Dashboards.

The Dashboard component:

  • Allows you to embed a dashboard natively in React (similarly to InsightView for visualizations)
  • Provides mechanisms to allow you to integrate it with the rest of your application
  • Allows you to customize the way the dashboard is rendered: you can alter the layout and change the way particular widgets are rendered

The Dashboard component is built using an architecture resembling the Model-View-Controller pattern:

  • The Model part is implemented with Redux and Redux-Saga. The Model part exposes rich APIs: selectors to get data from the component’s state, events to describe changes, interactions with the dashboard, and commands to trigger changes.

  • The View and Controller parts are implemented using React components and hooks. The top-level Dashboard component also has rich APIs: props to specify a dashboard to render, configuration for rendering, customization of almost all view components used on a dashboard, and integration with the eventing.

Basic usage

import "@gooddata/sdk-ui-dashboard/styles/css/main.css";

import { Dashboard } from "@gooddata/sdk-ui-dashboard";
import { idRef } from "@gooddata/sdk-model";

const dashboardRef = idRef("<dashboard-identifier>");

const EmbeddedReactDashboard = () => {
    return (
        <Dashboard dashboard={dashboardRef} />


Similar to any other React component, you can configure the Dashboard component by setting up its props.

The API reference describes all the props in detail. Here are the most important props:

Base props

dashboardtrueObjRef or IDashboardThe reference to the dashboard to render, or the loaded dashboard
filterContextReffalseObjRefThe reference to the filter context that should be used instead of the default, built-in filter context. NOTE: This property is valid only when you specify the dashboard prop by reference. If you specify dashboard by value, the component assumes that the value also contains the desired filter context and will use it as is.
configfalseDashboardConfigConfiguration that can be used to modify dashboard features, capabilities, and behavior. If not specified, the dashboard will retrieve and use the essential configuration from the backend.

Customizations props

customizationFnsfalseDashboardModelCustomizationFnsThe customization functions. The dashboard component will call out to these functions at different points during its lifetime. To learn more, see documentation for a particular function.
InsightComponentProviderfalseOptionalInsightComponentProviderThe function to obtain a custom component to use for rendering an insight
KpiComponentProviderfalseOptionalKpiComponentProviderThe function to obtain a custom component to use for rendering a KPI
WidgetComponentProviderfalseOptionalWidgetComponentProviderThe function to obtain a custom component to use for rendering either a built-in widget or a custom widget

Eventing props

eventHandlersfalseDashboardEventHandler[]The event handlers to register at the dashboard creation time
onEventingInitializedfalseFunctionThe callback that will be called when the dashboard eventing subsystem initializes and a new event can be registered and existing event handlers can be un-registered
onStateChangefalseFunctionThe callback that will be called each time the state changes

Check the full list of the Dashboard component props here.


To obtain the values of the current state of the Dashboard component, use the useDashboardSelector hook with a relevant selector passed to it (all dashboard selectors start with the select prefix). The selectors have cache, so the reference equality of the returned value should remain the same (unless the value itself changed), which is useful to avoid unnecessary React re-renders.

import { useDashboardSelector, selectInsights } from "@gooddata/sdk-ui-dashboard";

const CustomDashboardWidget = () => {
    // Example how to obtain all insights stored on the dashboard
    const insights = useDashboardSelector(selectInsights);

    return (
        <pre>{JSON.stringify(insights, null, 2)}</pre>

See all available selectors here.


Commands are Redux actions that you can dispatch to the Dashboard component to initiate a change of the rendered dashboard. To dispatch a command, use the useDispatchDashboardCommand hook. As the Dashboard component handles a command, it emits one or more events describing what has happened. Typically, at least one event describing the accomplished result will be emitted.

The events emitted during command handling will be sent to all handlers added for the respective event type. To allow for request-response semantics, each command can specify a custom correlation ID that will be included in all events emitted during the command processing.

IMPORTANT! The commands are the only valid and supported way to modify a rendered dashboard. You must not alter the state of the Dashboard component by directly mutating it because it may lead to undesired behavior and issues.

import { changeFiltersSelection, useDispatchDashboardCommand } from "@gooddata/sdk-ui-dashboard";

const CustomDashboardWidget = () => {
    const changeFiltersSelection = useDispatchDashboardCommand(changeFilterContextSelection);
    const correlationId = "triggeredByCustomDashboardWidget";

    return (
            onClick={() => changeFiltersSelection(updatedFilters, false, correlationId)}
            Change filters

See the API reference for all the commands that are part of the public API.


Events inform you about what happened in the Dashboard component (for example, the filters changed).

The following code sample represents an example of listening to all dashboard events:

import "@gooddata/sdk-ui-dashboard/styles/css/main.css";

import { Dashboard, anyEventHandler } from "@gooddata/sdk-ui-dashboard";
import { idRef } from "@gooddata/sdk-model";

const dashboardRef = idRef("<dashboard-identifier>");

const EmbeddedReactDashboard = () => {
    return (
                anyEventHandler((e) => {
                    console.log("Dashboard event fired:", e);

See the API reference for all the events that are part of the public API.


Configuration of a dashboard can influence the available features, look-and-feel, and behavior of the dashboard. To specify the configuration, use the config prop.

All configuration properties are optional. For most of them, the Dashboard component can reliably retrieve values from the Analytical Backend.

localefalseILocaleThe localization of the visualization. Defaults to the locale set for the current user. For other languages, see the full list of available localizations.
separatorsfalseISeparatorsThe number format
mapboxTokenfalsestringThe map access token to be used by geo pushpin charts
isReadOnlyfalsebooleanIf set to true, the dashboard will be embedded in read-only mode disabling any user interaction that would alter any backend state (disabling creating/changing alerts, creating scheduled emails, and so on)

See all configuration options here.

Access the state of the Dashboard component from outside the component

To access the state of the Dashboard component, use the SingleDashboardStoreAccessor class. This class provides the following functions that enable access to the Dashboard component state:

  • getDashboardSelect() returns a dashboardSelect object for the current dashboard.
  • getDashboardDispatch() returns a dashboardDispatch object for the current dashboard.
  • getOnChangeHandler() returns a function that can be used as the onStateChange callback for the current dashboard.
  • clearAccessor() removes the accessor from the store accessor object.
  • isAccessorInitialized() returns true if the accessor is available for the current dashboard; otherwise, returns false.

To access more than one dashboard store object, use the DashboardStoreAccessorRepository class. This class uses a map where the value is DashboardStoreAccessor for a single dashboard and the key is the dashboard’s ObjRef.

  • getAccessorsForDashboard(dashboard) returns an accessor object for a specific dashboard.
  • getDashboardSelectForDashboard(dashboard) returns a dashboardSelect object for a specific dashboard.
  • getDashboardDispatchForDashboard(dashboard) returns a dashboardDispatch object for a specific dashboard.
  • getOnChangeHandlerForDashboard(dashboard) returns a function that can be used as the onStateChange callback.
  • clearAccessorForDashboard(dashboard) removes accessors from a specific dashboard.
  • clearAllAccessors() removes all accessors from the repository.
  • isAccessorInitializedForDashboard(dashboard) returns true if the accessor is available for a specific dashboard; otherwise, returns false.

For more information, check the example.

If the default implementation of the DashboardStoreAccessorRepository class does not cover your specific scenario, you can use DashboardStoreAccessor to implement your own accessor repository.

Improving performance

To find out more about how to improve the performance of the Dashboard component, visit Tips on performance improvements.