Hello friends,

I'm excited to share with you the next update for Chartbrew. Beta 12 comes with a new visual mode for the time series charts which allow you to easily track your KPIs. So let's dive in and see what's new!

πŸ“ˆ KPI chart mode

This is a glimpse of what you can create now ✨

Chartbrew dashboard KPI
New KPI charts in the Chartbrew Dashboard

The new KPI mode can be changed in the Chart Editor when selecting an aggregating time series chart. Instead of showing the usual chart axis, the new KPI mode displays the total value in a clear format along with the faded chart lines or bars.

Or check this live chart embedded from Chartbrew's open dashboard πŸ‘‡

How to create one of these charts?

First, create a new chart or edit an existing time series you already created. The KPI mode can only be activated on aggregating charts at the moment. In the editor, click on the "Chart Type" button and select a Line or Bar chart, the make sure the "Aggregating" type is selected like in the picture below. πŸ‘‡

Chart type selector in Chartbrew
Selecting an "Aggregating" type of chart

Once the right type of chart is selected, you will see a new dropdown on the top of the Chart preview which lets you select between two modes (Chart and KPI). Select the KPI view and as soon as you pull some data in you will be able to see the numbers appearing.

Measuring KPIs with the new Chartbrew charts
The new KPI view selector

Furthermore, you can edit the chart as you would the rest. You can still change the colours of the lines or bars or filter by date. When selecting a new colour, you will see a faded preview behind the numbers and also a matching slim coloured border below the labels of each stat.

What do you think about this new feature? If have any feedback, don't hesitate to get in touch. You can DM me on Twitter or join our community on Discord to discuss it.

🐳 New Docker container

The Docker configuration has been re-worked as part of the new Beta. I had help from the Chartbrew community on Discord to make it easier and faster to run Chartbrew. There is an official Docker image that you can quickly set up now.

docker pull razvanilin/chartbrew
docker run -p 3210:3210 -p 3000:3000 \
  -e CB_SECRET=<enter_a_secure_string> \
  -e CB_API_HOST=0.0.0.0 \
  -e CB_DB_HOST=host.docker.internal \
  -e CB_DB_NAME=chartbrew \
  -e CB_DB_USERNAME=root \
  -e CB_DB_PASSWORD=password \
  -e REACT_APP_CLIENT_HOST=http://localhost:3000 \
  -e REACT_APP_API_HOST=http://localhost:3210 \
  razvanilin/chartbrew

πŸ“š Check the docs for full configuration

πŸ“ƒChangelog at a glimpse

Check the release notes here πŸ”—

  • ✨ New KPI chart mode for aggregating charts
  • ✨ Released an official Docker image
  • πŸ”§ Updated the Docker setup and removed the rsync dependency
  • πŸ”§ Better environmental variables support in the client app (read below)
  • πŸ› Fixed visual bug where empty spaces appear in the dashboard
  • πŸ› Fixed issue with aggregating data on weekly, monthly and yearly time intervals
  • ⚑ Reduced the size of the client bundle by upgrading react-ace and removing the huge brace dependency
  • ⬆️ Chore dependencies updates

πŸ™ Thanks everyone

Chartbrew is getting closer and closer to the full release. It really helps to receive as much feedback as possible at this point and I'm grateful to everybody that uses Chartbrew at the moment. Also, big shoutout to the folks over on Discord for helping me out.

Until next time!

Cheers 🍻
Raz - @razvanilin

Chief keyboard basher at ChartbrewπŸ§ͺ


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