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What's New in SkyDesk Reports

Sep 9, 2019

New Butterfly Chart

SkyDesk Reports now supports a new chart type, Butterfly chart (also be referred as Tornado chart or Divergent chart).  This chart will be plotted as two horizontal bars with the same X-axis in the center, resembling the butterfly wings.

This will be useful in comparing contrasting data sets such as male vs female, income vs expense, positive vs negative, completed on time vs overdue etc., easily.

Click here to learn more.

Customize Pivot Summary Position

Now you can customize the position to display the summaries (Sub-Totals and Grand-Totals) in Pivot Table. You can choose to display a row summary either on Right or Left position. Similarly, you can display a column summary either in top or bottom position. 

Click here to learn more.

Comments widget in View Cards

Now the view cards in the Explorer tab contains a comment widget displaying the number of comments on each view. You can click the widget to open the comment thread directly. 

This widget will also highlight unread comments with a red dot to get the user's attention. 

 Emailing Reports -  Recipients Limit Extended

Number of recipients for emailing reports & dashboards has been raised from 5 to 25.  You can now specify upto 25 recipient mail ids when you mail reports. 

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Selecting multiple views made easy

Shift + Click short cut key can now be used to easily select a contiguous list of views easily in the Explorer

Chart Color Palette Revamped

The Chart Color Palette section is revamped with much easier user interface and vibrant colors.  Now you can easily customize and beautify your charts. Click here to learn more about the color palette.

Double-click to Rename Table Column

Now you can easily change the column name of a table by double-clicking the column header.

July 24, 2019


As announced earlier, SkyDesk Reports 4.0 (New UI) will be the only version onwards and Old Version (Old UI) will no longer be supported.

Dashboard Layouting made easy

Dashboard layout has been enhanced with the following flexible layout options:

Allow Export for Reports in Dashboard

A new option to enable or disable export options for the embedded reports in the dashboard in now added in the Dashboard Settings. You can also choose the export file formats to allow using the Customize link. 

Maximize Embedded Report in Dashboard

Now SkyDesk Reports allows maximizing the embedded report to view in full dashboard layout. You can also open the report in edit mode from the dashboard. 

Geo Maps Visualization Enhancements

SkyDesk Reports Geo Map Visualization has been enhanced with the following features.  

New Map Themes 

Map themes has been enhanced with Satellite map theme and a custom theme. With Satellite map theme you can now plot a geo map chart over Satellite map. 

The custom theme allows you to design a theme with your own colors and apply the same on a map chart. 

The map themes now support an option to invert the land and water color using the Invert Color toggle button. This is applicable for all theme except Satellite map. 

Airport IATA Code

Airport IATA Code in your data will now be recognized by SkyDesk Reports as another geo type column. With this you can create reports based on airport data

Multiple Country Map 

Country-specific map now allows selecting multiple countries in geo maps. Now you can display the map of the countries that are applicable to you and hide the rest. 

Continuous Legend

Now you use a continuous color range legend for map chart and categorize the data values using color range. This will be pretty useful for visualizing data based on the volume of occurrence.

Import Enhancements

Import data from Files and Feeds

Data Import from local files and web/feed are now separated into 2 different options to simplify the import process.

Ignore Color Selection in chart drill downs

You can now choose to ignore the specific color which you have clicked and drill down the entire data point using the Ignore Color Selection toggle button. 

View Report in SkyDesk Sheet 

Now you can view the SkyDesk Reports view in SkyDesk Sheet. The data in each of the view will be displayed in SkyDesk Sheet retaining the same structure. In  case  of Chart, only the underlying data will be displayed and it will not be displayed as a chart visualization

The following view types can be viewed in SkyDesk Sheet.

  • Table 
  • Chart
  • Pivot Table
  • Summary View
  • Tabular View
  • Query Table

For more details refer here

Organize Views in Navigation Panel

Now you can choose to organize the views listed in the Data, Reports, and Dashboard navigation panel.  The view list can be organized in one of the following order. 

  • Folder - The views will be organized by folders they are saved in.
  • Related Views - All reports created over a table will be organized together. This will be useful to group reports that are created over the same table. This is applicable for Reports navigation panel alone.
  • Types - The views will be organized by type i.e., Chart, Pivot, etc., 

For more details refer here

New Chart Type - Bubble Pie 

A new chart type called Bubble Pie Chart is now added.  This is a combination of pie and bubble charts.

The data column dropped in the Size determines the size of the bubble.  Other aggregation will be plotted as a proportional division of the bubble. This will be useful in displaying multiple pie charts to compare the proportion of data across a series. 

For more details refer here

Combination Chart - More Chart Types Supported

Now Combination Chart supports more chart types. Previously bar, stacked bar, and lines alone were supported. Now more chart types are supported. You can choose two or more chart types in a single report from the given below.

  • Bar 
  • Stacked Bar
  • Line
  • Smooth Line
  • Step Line
  • Area
  • Stacked Area
  • Bubble
  • Bubble Pie

For more details refer here

Security Controls Options

SkyDesk Reports provides a set of security options that enable you to control and manage access to your account. This includes setting up IP restriction as well as controlling the various sharing & collaboration options being made available.

  • Allows you to restrict accessing views in your organization account only from the allowed IP ranges. 
  • Allows you to restrict sharing of data/views in SkyDesk Reports only to users from the trusted domains.
  • Allows you to restrict the generation of Private Links (URLs to views accessible without login) for views & slideshows.
  • Allows you to restrict accessing Private links (Without Login) only to users from the specified trusted domain.
  • Allows you to restrict publishing views.
  • Allows you to restrict accessing public views only to users from the specified trusted domain.
  • Allows you to restrict emailing views.
  • Allows you to restrict that the views can be emailed only to users from the specified trusted domain.  

Click here to learn more about security control options. 

Social Media Widget for Private Views

Now you can add social media widget in the private links (without login) published. This allows user viewing reports/dashboards from private links to share the same into social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. 

March 19, 2019

Country Specific Map Chart

SkyDesk Reports now allows you to plot a country-specific map chart. 

So far, SkyDesk Reports displays the entire global map even if you have data for one country alone. SkyDesk Reports will autofocus on the specific region alone. However, the neighboring regions will be visible. 

Now SkyDesk Reports allows you to choose a country-specific map. This allows you to highlight the relevant region alone.
Click here to know more on this.

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Contextual Commenting

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