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Rill 0.25 โ€“ Flexible types for dashboard dimensions

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โšก Rill Developer is a tool that makes it effortless to transform your datasets with SQL and create powerful, opinionated dashboards.

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Rill helps you go from data to an interactive dashboard in minutes using thoughtful-but-opinionated defaults. One way we quickly get everyone to a meaningful dashboard is by assuming that VARCHAR data types make good dimensions for drilldowns by default, however it was also a constraint becasue we did not allow other types to be dimensions.

Our users let us know that it would be useful to have dimensions for more data types because no one wants to CAST columns into an arbitrary type to be able to add them to their dashboard. In this release we relax type constratints to help you build a meaningful dashboard faster than ever.

  • **All data types can be dashboard dimensions - ** Stop casting your columns to VARCHAR before adding them to your dashboard. With this release you will now see all columns as options in your metrics editor dimension dropdown.