Custom Leaderboard Widget

Overview


The Custom Leaderboard widget shows data from a spreadsheet, sorted by the column on the right. When you update your data, the leaderboard will resort the rows with an animation.


Creating and Publishing the CSV File


First, open a spreadsheet app like Excel or Numbers and type in the data you want to show up in your widget. The first row will be used as your column headers.


Next, you want to save this data as CSV. Depending on what spreadsheet program you're using, this is usually as simple as either clicking "File > Save As..." or "File > Export...", and then selecting CSV.



Now you need to get your CSV file to the internet so that Dash can see it. If you've got a web server, by all means, use that! For most people, though, Dropbox is a great solution. Just move your file to your dropbox folder, right click, and select "Share Dropbox Link".



That copies a link to the file that Dash can see, so then you just have to paste that link into the widget's Data URL box.


You're done!

Number of Columns


Your data can either be two or three columns. We'll determine the number of columns you have automatically.

Sorting


We sort your data by the column on the far right. On the widget configuration screen you can choose to sort with either the highest or lowest numbers on top.

Maximum Data Size


We cap the size of the data you're showing in your leaderboard at 5kb.

Update Frequency


We grab new data from your URL every 30 seconds. (We may decide to change this later.)

Suggestions


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

Feedback and Knowledge Base