Aha! Ideas | View Aha! records on whiteboards

Sometimes you need Aha! data on hand during your whiteboard sessions. For example, if you are prioritizing features using the 2x2 prioritization matrix whiteboard template, you will need to know details about the features you are prioritizing to make your decisions. Add records to your whiteboard to have the information you need ready at hand.

Idea records added to a whiteboard

When you add records to your whiteboard, anyone with viewing access to your whiteboard will be able to see the names of records. Only whiteboard users with access to the workspace(s) where the records are located will be able to open the records and view their data.

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Add records in bulk

The quickest way to add multiple records to your whiteboards at once is to export a list report of your records, then export the report to your whiteboard as records.

This video references Aha! Notebooks. In March 2024, we relaunched Aha! Notebooks as Aha! Knowledge.

Create a new list report. Use filters to narrow down your list. When your report has all the records you want to add to your whiteboard, save your view. Then click the Export button and select Add to whiteboard as records.

The Add to whiteboard modal will open. Choose Existing whiteboard and select a whiteboard from the dropdown to add the records to a whiteboard that already exists in your workspace or personal documents. Choose Create new whiteboard and select a workspace to open the records in a new whiteboard (you can select None to open the new whiteboard in your personal documents.) Then click Add to whiteboard.

The new or existing whiteboard you selected in the previous step will open with all the records that were in your list report added.

Once the records are exported to your whiteboard, you can move them around freely. Click a record's name to open its drawer view. Each record will display its record type icon, record ID, name, assignee (if applicable) and product value score. Ideas will also display its number of votes. Each record's border color will reflect its status.

If you would like to view a live report on your whiteboard and you do not need to move around individual records, you can instead embed a live report.


Add records individually

You can add individual records to your whiteboard in seconds. Just copy a record's URL and paste it into your whiteboard or drag and drop it onto your whiteboard from another window. The record will be added automatically.

If you would prefer to view a record as a shape or sticky note, select the record and click the Shape icon on the record's toolbar and choose the shape you want to use.


Edit records from your whiteboard

Double-click a record's name to open its drawer view to edit it from your whiteboard.

To bulk edit records, select multiple records by pressing Shift and clicking on the desired records. When the bulk edit toolbar appear, click the More options menu and click Bulk edit. The bulk edit modal (the some one you use for bulk editing in list reports) will open. Edit the fields you want to apply to all selected records and click Apply.


Visualize dependencies between records

It is useful to have records on your whiteboard for activities like PI planning, quarterly planning, and launch planning. You can move records freely and reference them easily. You can even view dependencies between records to make planning more efficient.

Right-click on a blank space on your whiteboard canvas or open your whiteboard's More options menu. Then select Add dependency lines.

view records and dependency lines on whiteboards

A connector will appear that shows you the relationship between records that are linked in Aha! Roadmaps. The following relationship types will appear on your whiteboard:

  • Depends on / Is a dependency of

  • Impacts / Is impacted by

  • Blocks / Is blocked by

You can edit the connector's color, style, weight, labels, and the path of the connector.

To refresh dependency lines, right-click again and select Refresh dependency lines.

You can move dependency lines anywhere you like, but doing so will not change a record's relationship to another record. You will need to open a record's drawer view to do that.