How do I automatically capture the date a dashboard was last updated?

Hey there,

Is there a way to automatically record the most recent date a dashboard was changed? There are several widgets that are present, such as Reports, Rich Text, etc. I have highlighted the area where I'd like to indicate this change.

Many thanks, in advance.

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  • Mark Cronk
    Mark Cronk ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @Mohamed Ali ,

    I don't think there's a way to do what you're asking - not easily. Your dashboard is dynamic so it's current as of the date viewed; except static widgets like titles and text. So what you're looking for is the last time a competent was modified. You could capture that for each sheet with a sheet summary field by finding the most recent modified (max)date in a modified system column. Then create a summary sheet report that pulls in those dates from all the underlying sheets used in your dashboard. Display the entire report or use a formula and metric widget to extract the most recent date.

    Someone else may have a better idea.

    Good luck.


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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @Mohamed Ali

    I hope you're well and safe!

    To add to Mark's excellent advice/answer.

    • You could add a so-called helper sheet with a form and a summary section field that capture the latest date.
    • Add a link to the Dashboard that you submit when you make any changes
    • Add a metric widget that will show the information as needed

    Make sense?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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