What is the difference between Dashboard and Experience Builder?

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02-03-2021 07:00 AM
BernieConnors1
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I have dabbled a little with Experience Builder and Dashboard.  There is a lot of overlap in functionality between the two.  What are the main differences in the capabilities of each tool?  Please give me some guidance on when I should choose to build a Dashboard or an Experience.

Thanks,

Bernie.

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Kara_Shindle
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Dashboard just focuses on a single, widget-based non-scrolling screen that provides statistical insight.  It doesn't allow for scrolling and you can dock / stack widgets.

Experience builder is a custom application design program.  You can link to other applications (like dashboards) or integrate things like Survey123.  You have more freedom with different website templates and can use it to create everything from galleries, hubs, and map or non-map focused applications.  You can use it to filter data and update widgets based on data selection, which is similar to dashboard, and you can connect that to Survey123, which I don't think you can do in Dashboard.

There are lots of other differences, such as being able to view attachments in an Experience.  

I use Dashboard when I just need a data snapshot, and Experience when I need to build a website / custom application that is data aware.

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Kara_Shindle
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Dashboard just focuses on a single, widget-based non-scrolling screen that provides statistical insight.  It doesn't allow for scrolling and you can dock / stack widgets.

Experience builder is a custom application design program.  You can link to other applications (like dashboards) or integrate things like Survey123.  You have more freedom with different website templates and can use it to create everything from galleries, hubs, and map or non-map focused applications.  You can use it to filter data and update widgets based on data selection, which is similar to dashboard, and you can connect that to Survey123, which I don't think you can do in Dashboard.

There are lots of other differences, such as being able to view attachments in an Experience.  

I use Dashboard when I just need a data snapshot, and Experience when I need to build a website / custom application that is data aware.

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BernieConnors1
Occasional Contributor II

Thanks Kara - that was the type of answer I was looking for.