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LiveSession dashboards are advanced data visualization tools that allow you to track key interactions and performance indicators on your site or application. They transform raw data into accessible and understandable visualizations, aiding in business decision-making.

Types of Cards on the Dashboard


  • Single Metric: Visualizes data as a single number or percentage, providing a quick insight into key indicators, e.g., average order value.

  • Trend: Shows changes in a metric over time, offering insights into trends and patterns that may affect your business. Trends can be displayed in hourly, daily, or weekly intervals, depending on the time range.

  • Dimensional: Allows for grouping and comparing data according to selected criteria, e.g., console errors grouped by country, system, or browser. A dimensional metric displays up to 10 top values.

Funnel (soon)

This will help you understand how users navigate through specific paths in your app or website, identifying where drop-offs occur.


Provides the ability to add context to your dashboard, organize information and provide additional explanations for the presented data.


With metrics in LiveSession, you can track key interactions and KPIs using various types of data:

  • Sessions: The count of sessions.

  • Unique Users: The count of unique users in sessions.

  • Events: How many times the selected event occurred.

  • Properties: The count of numeric properties in sessions, with the ability to apply Sum, Max, Min, Average functions.

Displaying Metric Results

  • Trend: The sum of sessions, users, events, or properties over a specific period.

  • Number: A single number representing the count of sessions, users, events, or properties.

  • Dimensional: A list of the most precise values grouped by the selected property.

Dashboard filters (soon)

Dashboard filters are a centralized way to apply consistent criteria across all cards within a dashboard, streamlining data analysis without the need to adjust settings on individual cards. This ensures that every card on the dashboard reflects the same contextual parameters, providing a unified view of the data.

Utilizing Dashboard Filters

Properties and Events: Adding properties and events to the dashboard broadens the analytical scope by integrating new criteria across all cards. This enhancement enriches the overall data context of the dashboard without modifying any existing definitions within individual cards.

Segment: Applying a segment to the dashboard effectively replaces the existing criteria for all cards with the segment's specific parameters. This allows for a focused analysis on particular user groups or behaviors, ensuring that insights are targeted and relevant.

Time Range: Setting a time range for the dashboard adjusts the temporal focus for all included cards. This uniform time frame application facilitates easier comparison and trend analysis across different data points, offering a coherent and consistent analytical perspective.

Creating Your First Dashboard

Creating a dashboard in LiveSession allows for a deep dive into your data through customized visualization. Here’s how to efficiently set up your dashboard, with a focus on adding metrics and text cards:

Step 1: Navigate to Dashboards

Access the "Dashboards" tab within the LiveSession platform.

Step 2: Create a New Dashboard

Click the "Create new dashboard" button to start the process.

Step 3: Add Your First Card

Upon creating your dashboard, you will see the option to "Add first card". Here, your path forks depending on the type of card you wish to add:

Adding a Metric from the Library

  • Add from Library: Select this if you wish to incorporate an existing metric. A modal appears, offering a selection of pre-defined metrics.

  • Choose the desired metric to add it to your dashboard.

Creating a New Metric

  • Trend, Number, Dimensional: Opt for one of these to craft a metric from scratch.

  • You'll be directed to a creation screen where you can specify the details of your new metric.

  • Define your metric's parameters, such as the data points to track and the visualization type.

Adding a Text Card

  • Text: Selecting this option allows you to input narrative or explanatory elements.

  • A modal prompts you to enter a title and description.

  • Submitting this form adds a textual element to your dashboard, providing context or summaries.

Step 4: Organizing Your Dashboard

Use the "rearrange cards" feature found in the dashboard's three dots menu to order your cards via drag-and-drop.

Step 5: Saving Your Dashboard

Finalize your creation by clicking "Save". Name your dashboard and optionally provide a description in the ensuing modal. Decide on the dashboard's visibility: make it accessible to teammates or keep it private.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. Can I add an existing card to a dashboard?
    Yes, you can use the "Add from Library" option to add existing cards.

  2. Can I edit or delete a dashboard card?
    Yes, editing or deleting a card is possible by selecting the appropriate option in the card menu.

  3. Can I make my dashboard public to all team members?
    Yes, to make your dashboard public to all team members, click on the three-dot menu in the top right corner and select "Edit Dashboard." A modal will appear with the option "Share with team." Enable this option to make the dashboard visible to all team members. If this option is disabled, the dashboard will only be visible to the dashboard's author.

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