Customizing the Sisense User Interface

Applicable to Sisense on Linux

This page describes how to create and use themes to customize Sisense’s look and feel. You can use the light and dark system themes, or create multiple themes and apply a different one to each of your Groups, if you like.

When creating themes you can select fonts to use throughout the Sisense user interface and set colors for dashboards, widgets, backgrounds, and more. When creating your themes, you can preview your changes so you can see what your customizations look like before you implement them.

Note: Changes to the Look and Feel settings don't show on Linux Pivot Tables.

If you want to add your own branding to Sisense, see White Labeling Sisense. White labeling is a premium feature.

To customize the Sisense look and feel:

  1. From the Admin page, in the menu, select Look and Feel.

  2. In the Select Theme panel, select one of the two system themes: Light or Dark. If you have already created your own themes, you can select them here.
  3. In the System Properties section, scroll down the page and customize the colors, fonts, and so on for the various parts of the Sisense user experience.
    Note: Changes made to a system theme are saved as a new theme
    Typography
    • Select one of the available font types, which will be used across Sisense in dashboards, widgets, navigational elements, and system pages:
      • Centrale Sans
      • Lato
      • Lora
      • Monteserrat
      • Noto Sans
      • Open Sans
      • Oswald
      • Poppins
      • PT Sans
      • Roboto
      • Source Sans Pro
    • Select colors for primary and secondary text, and hyperlinks. You can do this in one of three ways:
      • Use the color picker to select a color (A)
      • Enter the HEX color value (B)
      • Select a color from your list of favorites (C)

      To add the selected color to your list of favorites, click +.

      Favorited colors appear in all color pickers on the Look and Feel page.

    Background Color

    Note: This feature is only available on Sisense for Linux version L2021.1 and above.

    In the Background Color section you can change the background color of:

    • The tabs at the top
    • Login, activation, recovery password page, error page and internal white space
    • Pulse page
    • Data Page Navigation elements
    • Admin page

    To change the background, select a color. You can do this in one of three ways:

    • Use the color picker to select a color (A)
    • Enter the HEX or RGB color values (B)
    • Select a color from your list of favorites (C)
  4. To add the selected color to your list of favorites, click +.

    Favorited colors appear in all color pickers on the Look and Feel page.

  5. General Design Settings
    Select the colors for navigation elements that display across Sisense. When you make a change, the preview displays how the selected options will appear once you apply them. Depending on your license, you can customize the marketing banner that displays at the top of the Data and Analytics pages.
    Dashboard Design Settings
    Select the various options to change how the dashboard and Pulse pages look and feel.
  6. To apply all changes, at the bottom of the page, click Save Theme.

Creating a New Theme

You can create a new theme from a System theme, from an existing theme, or as a brand new theme.

Creating a New Theme from a System Theme

You can create a new theme by changing the properties of a System theme. When you save, you’re prompted to name your theme. A thumbnail of the new theme is displayed in the Select Theme panel.

Creating a New Theme from a Duplicate Theme

If you would like to create a new theme that is similar to a theme you already created, you can duplicate the existing theme and then make changes to its properties.

To duplicate a theme:

  1. In the Select Theme panel, select the theme you want to duplicate.
  2. On the theme thumbnail’s menu, select Duplicate.
  3. By default, duplicated themes have the same name as the original theme with “(Copy)” appended to it. You can rename the duplicated theme to differentiate it from the original. To do so, click the duplicated theme’s thumbnail menu and select Rename.
  4. Make the required changes to the properties of the duplicated theme.
  5. To save your changes, click Save Theme

Creating a New Theme

To create a new theme:

  1. In the Select Theme panel, click + New Theme.
  2. Enter a name for your new theme.
  3. If you want to base your new theme on an existing one, select a theme from the dropdown list.
  4. Click Create Theme.
    The new theme’s thumbnail appears in the Select Theme panel.
  5. Make the required changes to the properties of the duplicated theme.
  6. To save your changes, click Save Theme.

Assigning a Theme to a Group

You can assign a theme to a Group. When you do, all members of that group will experience Sisense with that theme.

To assign themes to a Group:

  1. In the Look and Feel page, in the top-right corner, click Assigned Themes.
    A list of all themes assigned to groups displays.
  2. If an entry includes more users than will fit, mouse over the entry. The tooltip lists additional groups with that theme assigned to them.
  3. Click Group Management.
  4. On the entry for an existing group, click to edit it and assign a theme.
    Or
    Click Create Group to create a new group and assign a theme to it.

For details about assigning themes to groups, see Managing User Groups.

Additional Actions

In the Look and Feel page, you can perform the following additional actions:

Customizing the Sisense User Interface Programmatically

In addition to the interface Sisense provides for customizing the UI, you can customize it through the Sisense REST API options are available in REST API 1.0 under: /settings/ui.

You can also change themes through iFrames and the Embed SDK/JS. For more information about this, see www.sisense.dev.