1. Titles and Toolbars

    2. Homepage

    3. Curator Styles

    4. Group Overrides

    1. Pages Overview

    2. Tiles

    3. Error Pages

    4. SSRS Embedding

    5. Explorer

    6. User Customized Metrics

    1. Tutorials

    2. Search

    3. Managing Menus

    4. Menu Items

    5. Keywords

    6. Files

    7. Notices

    8. Loading Screens

    1. Embedded Tableau Server Views

    2. Thumbnails

    3. Tagged Workbooks

    4. Favorites

    5. Email Subscriptions

    6. Data Export

    7. Download Workbook

    8. Share Workbook

    9. Custom Views

    10. Pause/Resume Changes

    11. Dashboard Titles

    1. Filters

    2. Parameters

    3. Apply Button

    4. Filter Categories

    5. Hidden Sticky Filters/Parameters

    6. Specify Filter Sheet

    7. Mark Commenting

    8. URL Action Overrides (Link Target)

    9. Hidden Dashboards

    10. Replace Dashboard URLs

    11. Site Switcher

    12. Cache Filter/Parameter Options

    1. Data Manager Basics

    2. Web Data Connector (WDC)

    3. Connecting to Data Manager

    4. User Commenting

    5. Field Calculations

    1. Overview and Enabling

    2. Report Builder: Scheduled Reports Option

    3. Report Builder: Email Option

    4. Report Builder: Watermark Text

    1. Automatic License Provisioning

    2. Just-in-time (JIT) Provisioning

    3. Users and Groups

    4. Reset User's Password

    1. Frontend User Permissions

    2. Password Change

    3. Password Reset

    4. Password Expiration and Complexity

    1. E-mail Configuration

    1. Force SSL

    2. Trusted Tickets

    3. Basic HTTP Authentication

    1. Import / Export

    2. Backend Users

    3. Frontend Users

    4. Updating License Key

    5. Linux: Cron Troubleshooting

    6. Filesystem Permissions

    7. Backend Administrator Password Reset

    8. Dependency Updates

    9. Manual Restoration of Curator Backup

    10. Updating Curator Logging

    11. Third Party Cookies

    12. Troubleshooting Load Times

    13. Curator Backup

    14. Taking a Manual Full Backup

    1. System Upgrade

    2. Disable Curator Upgrades

    3. Offline Upgrades (Airgapped)

    4. Troubleshooting Upgrades

    1. Scripts

    2. Commands

    3. Subscription Routing

    1. Curator API Overview

    2. Integration

    3. Curator API

    4. Tableau API

    5. Content

    6. User API

    1. Username Mapping

Documentation: Dashboards

Thumbnails

When viewing a list of dashboards, Curator has the ability to display a custom preview of the Tableau Server view as a thumbnail image.

These thumbnails can either be set manually while creating or editing a dashboard, see the Embedded Tableau Server Views section for more information), or the system will attempt to automatically grab the thumbnail from the Tableau Server if the dashboard is created without one.

Once the dashboard is created you can manually refresh the thumbnail by pressing the Refresh Thumbnail button.

To refresh the dashboards thumbnail:

  1. Login to the backend of your Curator instance (e.g. https://www.site.com/backend).
  2. Navigate to the Tableau > Dashboards section from the left-hand menu.
  3. Click on the "New Dashboard" button or select an existing dashboard.
  4. In the Misc tab, expand the Look/Feel section and click the "Refresh Thumbnail" button.


You can manually upload a thumbnail on the dashboard edit page.

To manually upload a thumbnail:

  1. Login to the backend of your Curator instance (e.g. https://www.site.com/backend).
  2. Navigate to the Tableau > Dashboards section from the left-hand menu.
  3. Click on the "New Dashboard" button or select an existing dashboard.
  4. In the Misc tab, expand the Look/Feel section and use the Thumbnail Image form to upload your custom image.
    Note: You will need to click the "X" in the bottom-right corner to remove an existing image.

To set a global default thumbnail:

  1. Login to the backend of your Curator instance (e.g. https://www.site.com/backend).
  2. Navigate to the Settings > Curator > Portal Settings section from the left-hand menu.
  3. Click on the Home tab and expand the Tile Type section.
  4. Use the "Custom Default Thumbnail" form to upload your custom image.
    Note: You will need to click the "X" in the bottom-right corner to remove an existing image.
  5. If you wish to use this image for all dashboards, disable Refresh Dashboard Thumbnails under Settings > Curator > Portal Settings > Features tab.


Curator also has a feature to enable nightly refreshes of the site's dashboard thumbnails. This helps to keep the thumbnail up to date with any changes while also saving time from manually updating every dashboard thumbnail.

Enabling or Disabling Refresh Dashboard Thumbnails:

  1. Login to the backend of your Curator instance (e.g. https://www.site.com/backend).
  2. Navigate to the Settings > Curator > Portal Settings section from the left-hand menu.
  3. Click on the Features tab at the top of the main page content.
  4. Toggle the switch to enable/disable Refresh Dashboard Thumbnails setting under the Functionality section and click the "Save" button.