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Product Updates: Winter 2023
Product Updates: Winter 2023

New level of user experience in DataTile

Updated over a week ago

At DataTile, we are committed to continuous innovation and development to enhance our customers' workflows, increase productivity, and stay ahead of the curve. We are thrilled to announce several new features that we believe will enable you to work smarter and faster.

Drive interface

DataTile drive interface has a fresh new look.
First, an 'All data' folder has been added - integrating the contents of both 'My Space' and 'Shared with me' folders. All newcomers will find themselves here when they first start working with DataTile.

Secondly, a new pane with detailed statistical information about each entity pops up on the right side of the screen when you click once on any entity.

Two tabs containing comprehensive information are at your disposal:

  • Details. Information about size, content, owner etc.

  • Activity. Information about interactions with the entity.

Supervisor tricks

User management

Big innovations in user management for supervisors are ready. Now supervisors can:

  • invite new users within a server,

  • moderate roles of all users who have access to a certain server,

  • block users,

  • delete users,

  • take over the other user's data.

User moderation

Effective user moderation is essential for ensuring the smooth functioning and security of a server, especially when financial interactions are involved. At DataTile, user moderation is an optional feature designed to simplify user management.

With user moderation enabled, the supervisor will receive email notifications when new users are added and can approve or decline each user and control their activity as needed. User moderation serves as a powerful control tool for the server administrator, providing greater oversight and ensuring the safety and integrity of the data on the server.

Share to all users option

Supervisors now have the option to share an entity with all users who have access to the server without sending invitations via email. Once the 'share to all users' option is selected, the entity will be automatically added to the 'Shared with me' folder in each user's DataTile drive.


Smart splits

We are pleased to announce a significant improvement to the split pane feature. In addition to the basic split options available on the pane, users can now fully customize their splits using a dedicated window. This window allows users to create logical expressions, providing greater flexibility and control over the data analysis.

Groups on rows

You can now enable the display of groups on rows, providing greater visual comfort and a streamlined data structure. This feature is especially useful when dealing with repeating variables in rows, such as brands.

To switch on this feature, click on the 'three dots' icon located in the left corner of the table and select 'Show rows groups'. To hide groups on rows, simply uncheck the option.

Trim labels in DeX

The new trimming function allows you to shorten labels in a crosstab in bulk, rather than editing each one manually. This trimming doesn't affect the labels in a codebook and is a useful and time-saving feature if you have many options to edit that all have a common pattern.

Significance thresholds

An enhanced approach for significance indication which is more detailed and visually appealing. DataTile now supports the usage of 3 significance thresholds and allows users to visualize any two of them on a crosstab.

Hence, there are now options for basic and superlative degrees of significance. These can be set in the Meta-Editor settings.

Segmentation of date variables

DataTile provides an effective way to define both single intervals and consequent non-intersecting breaks of a time scale with a tidy expression:

[from] dated-period [[by] [N]interval[*P]]

The expression must be entered in a new segment string in DeX, which appears next to the chosen date variable.

Segmentation of numeric variables

The same segmentation option is now available for numeric variables. Generally, it allows users to select a range of numeric variables to create a new categorical variable. The expression here is simpler than for data variables:

[first numerical variable in the range]:[last numerical variable in the range]

For example, the expression 22:35 creates a new categorical variable including all respondents whose data correspond to the range from 22 to 35.


Two kinds of mathematical comparison of variables are now available at one click:

  • DIFF - the absolute difference [=V2-V1]

  • DIV - the relative difference [=(V2/V1)*100%]

Choose two variables, drag them upon a crosstab and choose DIFF or DIV.

The result will be displayed as that:

Note! The full dataset from the database is taken into account and subsequently rounded.

Full-screen mode

The tables are sometimes out of bounds. We created a full-screen mode to provide a more focused user experience. Switch it on by clicking on the 'full-screen' icon on the right side of the screen. Alternatively use Ctrl+Shift+F.


Confidence interval for Plot chart

Confidence intervals are a valuable tool in plot charts, enabling users to better understand the data and evaluate the associated uncertainty related to the relationship between variables. We are pleased to announce that the option to visualize the confidence interval for the Dot plot chart is now available.

Check the 'Confidence interval' box to switch the option on.

Here is the output:

New chart type - Euler Diagram

The Euler diagram is designed to display a visual representation of the relationships between different sets or groups. It consists of circles or ellipses which each represent a set, and overlapping spaces indicate that the corresponding sets have some elements in common.

Please note that the maximum number of options that can be used for the Euler diagram is three.

New chart type - Word Cloud

If your dataset contains text variables, you can choose a word cloud chart from the list of available charts. This data visualization technique has been long used in iconography to reflect the frequency of a word or brand mentions. The word cloud is not only easy to use, but also provides a very perceptible representation of data and is now available to DataTile users.

To improve the visual appeal and interpretability of the word cloud, you can adjust the colors, angles, and layout.


Text widget improvements

Two great time-saving options have been added to manage text widgets.

Excel to text bundle: no need to manually create each text version - simply prepare one Excel file and upload it.

Note! You can also download the complete list of versions in Excel format, edit it offline, and then re-upload it.

A common scenario encountered by DataTile users is the need to make font adjustments to an existing text widget. To simplify this process, we have introduced a one-button to bulk edition option that can be used to apply changes to all versions of a text widget simultaneously.

Masking chart by chart

Masking is a technique used to selectively hide or show certain parts of a chart and is now available for use in dashboards. Users can create new interactions between charts on a dashboard by masking one chart with another. When charts contain overlapping options, users can apply masking to display only the options that are selected for the masking chart. Currently, masking on rows and columns is available.


Contexts are an essential feature used to define the conditions under which the widget appears on the dashboard. The anti-context option, on the other hand, creates a condition that causes the widget or control to stop appearing on the dashboard. When an anti-context is applied to a control, its settings are reset in the presence of the anti-context.

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