The Explore Chart Data feature allows your dashboard viewers with data source access to view the chart in the Data Explorer. Viewers can save a copy of the chart to a dashboard they have Edit or Admin access to, but they cannot alter the original chart. This is incredibly useful for allowing users to learn how specific charts were created, while protecting the charts from accidental edits.
The Explore Chart Data option is only available on charts where the user meets all of the following criteria:
- User has View access to the dashboard
- User has Edit or Admin access to all of the data sources used in the chart
Example I have view access to the SaaS KPI Dashboard. I also have Edit access to the Chartio Demo data source. For any chart on the SaaS KPI Dashboard that is only using the Chartio Demo data source, I will see an additional option in the chart menu called Explore Chart Data.
When I click this option, I’m redirected to the Data Explorer. I cannot alter the original chart, but I can explore the chart’s queries and settings. I can make adjustments to the chart and choose Save copy to… to save my new chart to a dashboard I have Edit or Admin access to.