Product updates

Precision and abbreviation control

Today we’ve started rolling out extra controls for displaying your number widgets.

Precision and abbreviation control in action

Our new decimal places feature allows you to manually set the precision of numbers in your widgets, so that you can show the level of detail appropriate for your dashboard.

You can also override our automatically-set abbreviations. Numbers can now be shown in their raw state, or as Thousands (K), Millions (M), or Billions (B).

The new Decimal Places and Abbreviation options are currently only available on the Spreadsheets number widget, but we will be rolling the functionality out to other visualisations and integrations in the coming weeks.

This is the first part of a series of improvements we have planned for giving you more control over your visualisations.

Number widget secondary stat

We’ve improved how the number widget’s secondary stat displays a percentage change when the previous value is zero. While what we were doing before was mathematically correct, showing an ‘infinite’ increase or ‘NaN’ isn’t very useful. Now, when your previous value was zero, we always show the absolute rather than relative change. So if your current value is 10 and your previous value was 0 we’ll now show an increase of 10, rather than an infinite percentage increase.

Currently this change just applies to Salesforce, Spreadsheet and Custom number widgets - we’re working on rolling it out across the board.

change from zero

Line chart tooltip

To make it easier to read off the values on your line charts, we’ve upgraded the tooltip. The new tooltip fully supports multiple series and now also includes the x-value so you know exactly which point it’s referring to.


Salesforce sort order

To give you added control over how your Salesforce bar charts are plotted, the integration now takes into account the sort order saved in your Salesforce report.

As an example of what this let’s you achieve, here’s the same chart sorted by record count in the first and alphabetically in the second.

The same report showing states sorted by record count and alphabetically

'What's new' section

We wanted to share more of the updates, fixes and improvements we’re shipping every day at Geckoboard, so say Hello to our What’s New section. We’ll be posting here frequently to let you know about any product changes as and when they’re released - stay tuned!