1. Embedding Documentation
  2. Option 1: Web Component

Step 1: Import Explo JS library

Add Explo’s script tag to the <head> of your index.html

<script src="https://embed.explo.co/bundle.js"></script>

Step 2. Embed the web component

What is the web component?

The Explo web component is a custom HTML element. This means that it functions as a native HTML element and can be used in any web development context. You can read more about custom HTML elements here.

Where can I use the component?

Since the web component is a custom HTML element, you can use it in any context:

  • Directly in an HTML file

  • Define it in vanilla JS

  • Any JS web framework: React, Vue, Angular, etc

Embedding the component

The embed component takes in a few different properties. The component is backward-compatible with the previous V0 syntax, but it would be a good idea to start to implement the V1 syntax.

Component Attributes (V1)

Attribute NameTypeDescription
dash-user-group-tokenstringThis is a string with two values concatenated together: (1) the dashboard_id and (2) the group_token. You should concatenate them with a colon between them like so: "<dashboard_id>:<group_token>"
updateUrlParamsbooleanThis is true if not specified. When true, the page’s URL params will update when the dashboard’s interaction inputs (dropdown, multi-select, etc) change so direct links will have the inputs configured.
isProductionbooleanThis indicates if the web component is being embedded in a staging or production environment. This helps us track the usage of the component so we can share more accurate usage statistics with you.
environmentstringThis lets you specify the environment version that the web component is being embedded in: “production”, “staging”, “development”, etc. If environment is not specified, it will render the most recent saved version of the dashboard.
refresh-minutesnumberAn optional argument that allows you to tell the dashboard to automatically refresh on a cadence.
variablesstringThis argument allows you to pass in values for variables on your dashboard. This will result in default values for any variables and UI dropdowns on the dashboard. Note that you must pass in a stringified JSON object using JSON.stringify(variablesObject)
locale-codestringAn optional argument that overrides any localization settings for your team. This will localize your dashboard’s numbers, currencies, and dates to the desired locale, if supported.
analytics-propertiesstringThis argument allows you to pass in properties that will be passed along with analytics events. Note that you must pass in a stringified JSON object using JSON.stringify(propertiesObject)

Typescript Type Definition

If you are using TypeScript, define the embedded component within the global namespace. This needs to be defined at the top of each TypeScript file that uses the explo-dashboard component. You may need to exclude this block from your lint rules (e.g. @typescript-eslint/no-namespace)

declare global {
    namespace JSX {
        interface IntrinsicElements {
            'explo-dashboard': unknown;