Overview: Streaming URL
Databoards can easily be shared and accessed through the Streaming URL. The Streaming URL is a unique page outside of the Databox app where your Databoards are accessible.
By sharing the Streaming URL with your team, Clients, executive team, etc., you can ensure everyone has one central location to access the appropriate reports. The Streaming URL will display your Databoard(s) with the same Date Range options, visualizations, and data sync frequency as you have set in the Databox Account.
How to access Streaming URLs
To access Streaming URLs, navigate to the Databoards and hover over the Databoard whose Streaming URL you want to access. Click on the Share Databoard icon to open the Share Databoard window.
Pro Tip: If you want to access the Streaming URL for a Carousel of Databoards, click the Share Databoards icon for the first Databoard in the Carousel.
How to use Streaming URLs
How to loop Databoards together in Carousel Mode
Learn how to loop Databoards together in Carousel Mode here.
How to further secure Streaming URLs
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How to limit access to Streaming URLs by IP Address
How to Password Protect Streaming URLs
How to create a Custom Subdomain for your Streaming URLs
Learn how to create a Custom Subdomain for your Streaming URLs here.
In order to further brand and white label your Databox reports, you can create a custom subdomain to host your Databoards. This will replace "https://app.databox.com/" in your Streaming URLs.
Custom subdomains are available for Business Accounts and paid Agency Accounts.
As of now, custom subdomains are not secure and only "http" domains are accepted. We are already exploring an SSL option for custom subdomains to improve this functionality.
Pro Tip: A common naming convention for custom subdomains is "reports.[companyname].com"
Once you save your CNAME, it can take up to 24 hours for it to propagate and properly point to the Databox app.
Email [email protected] with the CNAME you've created so that we can verify it and enter it into our system configuration.
Once your CNAME is added to our system configuration, it will replace " https://app.databox.com/" in your Streaming URLs.
If you are an Agency User, you will need to contact [email protected] to connect your custom subdomain to any new Client Accounts that you add to the Databox system after this process has initially been completed.
How to stream on a TV or large monitor
In order to stream Databoards on a TV or large monitor, there are a few parameters you must keep in mind. First, make sure your screen is at least 50" with full HD support. This will ensure your Databoards are displayed in the best quality possible.
You also must make sure that your TV or monitor is connected to the internet. Streaming URLs are built to run on browsers like Google Chrome or Firefox. At this time, some of the built-in browsers that come with smart TV models are not powerful enough to effectively stream your reports. Instead, we recommend using a device like Asus Chromebit, Google Chromecast, or Amazon TV Fire Stick to essentially turn your large monitor or TV into a computer.
Asus Chromebit and Amazon TV Fire Stick's functionality allows you to display Databoards on your TV with no additional device. Google Chromecast requires a computer, tablet, or phone to cast the Databoards to your TV.