General question on data from different datasets on the same card.

I have a card that is on a finished page. There is another metric that I want to add to a specific card that already has data displayed from a single dataset. This new metric is in a completely different different dataset that isn't attached to this page at all. Is there a way to pull in this metric to this card without having to combine that dataset to the one that is feeding the page, that individual card?


Best Answers

  • GrantSmith
    GrantSmith Indiana 🔴
    Accepted Answer

    Hi @user048760

    in order for your card to utilize the metric is must be in your dataset. I agree with @Lady_KMac that views are a good option to combine the dataset. Alternatively is it possible for you to add a new card to your page for this metric? That might be a simpler option if you don’t want to combine the dataset together.

  • jaeW_at_Onyx
    jaeW_at_Onyx Budapest / Portland, OR 🟤
    Accepted Answer

    @user048760 ,

    the short answer is "a card can only be powered by data from ONE dataset". In short, no you cannot create a card that spans two datasets.

    What @Lady and @GrantSmith are suggesting is that you combine your two datasets into one dataset.

    Be careful, instinctively, most people will try to JOIN their data together (in ETL or a Dataset View), but most days of the week that's NOT the way you want to go.

    Instead try to UNION your data such that common columns are aligned.