Saved views

A saved view is a visual representation of a page in Aha! that you can customize and come back to for future use. Saved views can be organized into folders, added to Aha! presentations, and shared with others. Roadmaps, reports, Gantt charts, and calendar reports, and workspace notes (to name just a few) can all be represented as saved views.

Note: This article refers to releases and features. Depending on your workspace type, you may see "schedules" and “activities" in your workspace.

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Create a saved view for reports and roadmaps

While almost any page in Aha! can be represented with a view, some views can be managed from the reports overview and shared externally as a webpage.

Note: Reports and roadmaps need to be saved as views before they can be shared; records like notes do not.

The following pages can be saved as views:

  • Calendar

  • Chart

  • Custom roadmap

  • Dependency report

  • Diagram report

  • Epics roadmap

  • Features list

  • Features roadmap

  • Features workflow

  • Gantt chart

  • Hierarchy report

  • Ideas chart

  • Ideas list

  • List table

  • Pivot table

  • Portfolio roadmap

  • Starter roadmap

  • Strategy roadmap

  • Workspace notes

To create a new saved view for reports and roadmaps:

  1. Choose a page that you want to save as a view from the above list.
    Note: To create a view based on a page that is not mentioned on the above list (for example, on strategy pages or the features board), you can add a view to an Aha! presentation slide.

  2. Configure the page to meet your needs. Then click Save view. If you are on an existing view, click Save as to save a new copy of the view.

  3. Add a Name. Typically, it is best to choose a unique name so you can quickly identify it later.

  4. Choose which workspace(s) you want to Share internally with. Users with permissions to access the workspace(s) you select will be able to access your view — though your view will be filtered to the current viewing user's workspace permissions.

  5. Set the Save in value by choosing a folder where you would like to save the view. Folders can be created and managed on the reports overview.

  6. Set the Editing permissions. You have two options for editing permissions.

  • View only: Users you have shared the view with will be able to see the view but only you and administrators will be able to edit the view.

  • View and edit: Anyone you have shared the view with will be able to view and edit regardless of their product-level permissions.

Click Save view.

You can always change the settings of your saved view from the report drawer view, which can be accessed two ways:

  • From the reports overview page, find the report you wish to change, then click the More options button and select View details.

  • From the report itself by selecting Views → Edit view details.


Access saved views for reports and roadmaps

Saved report and roadmap views are accessible from the reports overview. You can also access saved and related views from the Views dropdown, which appears in the top-right corner of most pages throughout the Aha! application.

When you click Saved views, the Views modal will open. Within the modal, there are two tabs:

  • The Saved views tab lists any saved views that you have created (or ones have been shared with you) that are the same type as the page you are currently viewing. For example, on the Releases → Gantt → Views → Saved views modal, you will only see saved Gantt chart views. The Saved views tab is perfect for quick access to views that you have recently accessed, favorite views that you have bookmarked, and views that have been shared with you. You can search, filter, and sort saved views to locate the views that you need.

  • The Related views tab lists additional reports, analytics, and charts related to the page you are currently viewing to help you get started with a new view. For example, if you are looking at your initiatives and click Views → Related views, you will be provided with a list of sample reports related to initiatives, such as a strategy roadmap or column chart.

Note: Related views will carry forward any defined filters. For example, if you are viewing the initiatives page filtered to only show initiatives for a certain time frame, that time frame filter will also be applied to the related view you select. This ensures that the related views are consistent with what you were previously viewing.


Share saved report and roadmap views as a webpage

You can share saved views outside of your Aha! account using the Share as webpage option. The webpage you share will sync with the Aha! note every five minutes, and update when you refresh it.

To see the Share as webpage option, you must be the creator of a saved view. If you are not the creator of a view, you will not see the option to share it.

To share a saved view as a webpage:

  1. Start by enabling this account-level setting: Settings ⚙️→ Account → Security and single sign-on → Saved views: External webpage security.

  2. Create a view by following the steps mentioned in the Create a saved view section of this article.

  3. Save your view. Only saved views can be shared. If your view is not saved, the Share as webpage option will be greyed out until it is saved. Any unsaved changes that you make to the configuration of the report will not appear in the view.

  4. From the source page of the view, select the More options button, then choose Share as webpage. The share as webpage modal will appear. You can also access the Share as webpage modal using the Settings link found on the reports drawer view of views that were created by you.

  5. From the Share as webpage modal window, enable the Shareable webpage setting. This will generate a view-only webpage for anyone to access your view from their browser window and an embed link for adding it to a webpage — for example, you might want to embed the view on your company intranet site.

To embed a shared view into another webpage, copy the Embed link and include it within your webpage. The embed link includes two attributes that gives you visibility control of the header and footer for the embedded view. For example:

  • To hide the header, set the header attribute to false: header=false

  • To show the footer, set the footer attribute to true: footer=true

The logo in the top-left corner of the webpage view can be customized by updating the logo image at Settings ⚙️→ Account → Profile → Primary logo.

Note: Like any record that has been synced, shared, or published externally, administrators can moderate workspace notes shared as webpages by navigating to Settings ⚙️ → Account → Profile → External sharing.


Share workspace notes as webpages

While reports and roadmaps take a little bit of preparation before you can share them as webpages, workspace notes do not. Also, workspace notes tend to be collaborative, so any workspace owner or contributor with access to the note can share it as a webpage — not just the note's creator. The webpage you share will sync with the Aha! note every five minutes, and update when you refresh it.

To share a workspace note as a webpage, click the Share menu, then click Share as webpage. If an administrator has not enabled this function in your account, a tooltip will prompt you (or an administrator with account permissions) to do so.

From the Share as webpage modal, check the box to create a Shareable webpage. You can share your view-only webpage as a link, or embed it as an iframe. Either way, your webpage will stay in sync with your Aha! view, so that when you make changes in Aha!, they are reflected in your shared view.

Click Close to share your note as a webpage. You can use your new link or iframe immediately.

Note: Once you refresh the page, the Share as webpage option in the Share menu will have a green checkmark icon, indicating that it has been shared.

Like any record that has been synced, shared, or published externally, administrators can moderate workspace notes shared as webpages by navigating to Settings ⚙️ → Account → Profile → External sharing.


Shared webpage security

As you are getting started with shareable webpage views, here are few security and administration notes to keep in mind:

  • Each view shared as a webpage has its own unique URL. You can create a new link from the Share as webpage modal.

  • Anyone with a link to your shared view has access to see the view only — they cannot make changes to any of the data contained in the view, and cannot click into # or @ mentions.

  • The webpage you share will sync with the Aha! every five minutes, and update when you refresh it.

  • Administrators with account permissions can moderate all views that have an externally shared webpage, along with all calendars synced and presentations published externally. Navigate to Settings ⚙️ → Account → Profile → External sharing and select the appropriate tab. From here, administrators can create new links or disable the webpage.

  • If you disable a shared view, the link to that shared view will no longer work. To disable a shared view's webpage, open the Share as webpage modal on the view and uncheck Shareable webpage.

    Note: If the shared view is a report or roadmap, only the view's creator or an administrator with account permissions can disable the webpage. If the shared view is a workspace note, any owner, contributor, or administrator can disable the webpage.


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