Custom Table Widget

Overview


The Custom Table widget shows data from a spreadsheet that doesn't have to be in a particular format.


Getting Data into Dash


There are three different ways to get table data into Dash:
  • Google Sheets
  • Fetch from URL
  • Push to Dash
The easiest way is probably from Google Sheets. You can import an Excel file or build your spreadsheet right on the site. They even have great collaborative editing so other people can update the widget data if you choose to.

The second way to get data into Dash is for us to fetch it from a URL that you specify. For example, this could be generated by a website or a file stored in Dropbox.

If you have a Pro or Business account, you also have the third option of pushing your data to us. This requires a little more work to set up, but it also means your updates will show up instantly.

The data you provide needs to be in spreadsheet format (details below).

Creating the Spreadsheet


Your spreadsheet might look something like this, regardless of whether you're using Google Sheets or Fetching CSV data:

Maximum Data Size


We cap the size of the data you're showing in your table at 25kb.

Update Frequency


If you're using a push widget, your dashboard will update immediately when you send it new data. If you're using Google Drive or fetching from a URL, we currently grab new data for table widgets every 30 seconds.

Suggestions


If you have any suggestions about how we can make the Custom Table widget better, be sure to let us know!

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