#FeatureFRIYAY February: Timezones, integration updates and more
Posted On 28/02/2020
Happy Friday! We’ve got a bunch of new Cumul.io updates lined up for you this month! Find out what’s new in Cumul.io in this February edition of #FeatureFRIYAY.
Are you serving clients across different timezones? You’ll want to make sure your dashboards reflect the timezone your user is currently in. To do so, we added a powerful timezone feature!
Apart from setting your timezone, the most powerful function of this feature is the aggregration of the data. Imagine you’re based in Amsterdam and you make a sale at 1am today. If you are based in US, that same transaction would be reflected in your sales numbers of yesterday. Cumul.io now automatically supports this type of aggregration.
You can set a default timezone for your account or your organization directly from your profile settings. In addition, you can set a timezone from the dashboard editor in 3 ways:
Inherit: which uses the timezone of the Cumul.io user
Browser: which uses the timezone of the browser you’re currently using
Fixed: set a specific timezone for that dashboard by choosing a timezone from the dropdown list
Do you have dashboards integrated in your own application? Then you can also override the timezone directly inside the Cumul.io embed script.
We made a couple of new updates for both plugin connectors and database connectors. This will help you to modify existing connections even more easily.
Edit account credentials via API
For both plugins and databases, we now allow you to update your account via API. You can edit the existing credentials:
For plugin connectors: edit the host, key and token via API.
For databases: edit the host, port, username (‘identifier’), password (‘token’) and database (‘scope”) via API.
If you want to learn more about this, simply browse to our developer documentation where you’ll find more information and code examples.
Edit the base URL of your plugins
Plugins are a great way to connect your own API or custom data source to Cumul.io. During development or even in production, you might want to move your plugin to a different URL at some point.
Therefore, we made the base URL of plugins editable on-the-fly. You can edit the base URL either via API, or simply via the Plugin Management UI in your Cumul.io account. This is easier during development, or when you move your plugin runtime.
Your datasets overview got a new look!
When uploading a new dataset, you may have already noticed that we refreshed the look of the dataset overview. Each dataset now shows the icon of the data source it uses, making it much easier to browse through your datasets at a glance.
You’ll also see that the tags of each dataset are displayed more prominently. Again, this makes it way easier to quickly browse & spot the dataset you are looking for.
Are you using tags yet? This might be a great time to start using them, as they bring a great deal of structure into your Cumul.io account! You can use them to filter out a specific subset of datasets such as marketing data, sales data, customers data, etc.
We’ve added a few new functionalities to make your dashboard integration easier and more seamless.
A smoother integration with the ‘reloadDashboard’ action
With the reloadDashboard action of the Integration SDK, you can now fully reload an integrated dashboard without page refresh. Instead of replacing the authorization token or refreshing the data in a dashboard, you can now simply use the reloadDashboard action.
Easier single-tenant setup with dynamic overrides
Are you integrating dashboards within a single-tenant setup? For instance, you could be using 1 separate database per client, or 1 schema, 1 table, 1 database server, etc. For each single-tenant use case, integration just became a bit easier.
You can now dynamically override any of the database elements to which your dashboard connects. For example, you can now override:
Are you using multiple datasets in a single dashboard? This month’s webinar is all about that! Our customer success team explains in just 20 minutes how to properly link your datasets & use them in a single dashboard:
What are the advantages of linking datasets?
How to link 2 datasets: 4 rules of thumb
How to link more than 2 datasets
A practical example in Cumul.io
Rewatch the full webinar below to become a pro in dataset linking!