What’s new in the ArcGIS Dashboards Beta

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The ArcGIS Dashboards Beta continues to have much of the same functionality as ArcGIS Dashboards but includes some new features and an enhanced user experience. Details of the beta release are listed below. We recommend that public sharing and production use of your beta dashboards be done cautiously. Since this is a beta, there is a risk of instability and that bugs will be present. For additional questions, see the ArcGIS Dashboards Beta FAQ. 


  • ArcGIS Online is moving to use HTTPS throughout the entire platform. In the ArcGIS Dashboards Beta, URLs used throughout your dashboard will need to be HTTPS. This includes URLs in the embedded content and rich text elements, logo and background images in the header element, and anywhere else a URL is used. Learn more about the HTTPS move here  

  • Arcade expressions can now be authored in the list and indicator elements to customize how your data points render. Learn more about the new Arcade support in this post and this article

  • Pop-ups in a map element will see a more consistent design between what was configured in their web map, including Arcade expressions and image rotations. 
  • Supported data sources for elements now include CSV layers and feature collections. When adding a map with CSV layers or feature collections, you can now leverage them as data sources for elements and use them for actions. 

  • Number patterns that are automatically formatted based on a user’s locale can now be overridden using new configuration options. Learn more about new number formatting here.

  • When choosing colors for text, background and other element components, along with the existing color pallet and hex code field, you can now also choose to enter in RGB values or use HSL syntax.  

  • Percentiles are now available as a statistic type. When configuring an indicator, gauge, or serial chart element, select percentile, specify the percentile value, and whether you want discrete or continuous distribution. Learn more about using percentiles as a statistic in this article.        

  • Improvements to the count statistic now allow you to choose whether you want to count by value or distinct value when configuring an indicator, gauge, serial chart, or pie chart element. Learn more about the improvements to the count statistic in this article. 

  • When adding a date filter, if you choose a relative filter, for example “is within the last”, you now have the option to choose weeks, months, quarters, or years. 

  • URL parameters have a new structure. When using the ArcGIS Dashboards Beta, you will no longer need to include a question mark (?) before your parameter. You can simply add your parameters to the end of your dashboard’s URL. For example: MyOrg.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/1234567#param1=value

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