Periscope Data Documentation

Connecting to Periscope

First Time Connecting

Connection Definitions

Common Connection Errors

Private Network SSH Tunnels



Getting Started

Keyboard Shortcuts

Charts & Dashboards

Chart Overview

Chart Options

Dashboard Overview

Refresh Mechanics

Organizing Charts

Organizing Dashboards

Table-like Charts

Table Overview

Cohort Grids

Pivot Tables

Graph-like Charts

Overview & General Settings

Chart Types and Settings

Mixing Chart Types

Map Charts

Map Chart Overview


Clusters and Bubbles

Satellite Maps


Other Charts & Customizations

Pie Charts

Image Charts

Chart Annotations

Site Administration

Adding Users

Removing Users

User Types

User Groups

Two-Factor Authentication

Managing User Permissions

Dashboard Permissions

Site Preferences

Query Management

Color Themes

Dashboard Refresh Management

Usage Data

Periscope Cache

Caching Strategies

Querying the Periscope Cache

Cross-Database Joins

CSV Upload

Materializing Views

SQL Formatters

Using SQL Formatters

Composing SQL Formatters

Dollars and Percentages

Time Zone Formatters

Date Aggregation

Date Parts

Basic Filters

Custom Filters

Date Range Filters

Aggregation Filter

Adding, Moving, and Hiding Filters

Advanced Filters

Default Filters


Parent-Child Filters

Matching Filter Values

Time Zone Conversions

Direct Replacement

User Friendly Names


SQL Views

Joining to Views

More SQL Tools

SQL Snippets

Parameterized SQL Snippets

SQL Alerts

Automatic Joins

Version History

Sharing and Embedding

Sharing Dashboards Externally

Email Reports

Easy Embedding

Embed API

Embed API Options

CSV Download

Public CSV URL

Slack API

Slack Linking Reports

Data Management

Adding and Deleting Datasource

Spaces: Data-Level Permissions

Improving Query Throughput

Revoking Table Permissions

Salesforce Datasource

Schema Browser

SSO Integrations




Google Apps

Color Themes

The Color Themes feature allows users to create custom color palettes to be applied at the site-, dashboard-, and chart-level.

Note: Color Themes are an add-on feature. Please contact your Sales Executive or the Periscope Data Support team for additional information.

Adding Color Themes

Color Themes can be accessed through 'Settings' by clicking on the gear icon and choosing 'Preferences.'

At the bottom of the page, admins can add color themes by clicking on the green plus-sign icon. Existing color themes can be edited by clicking on the gear icon to the right and choosing 'Edit'.

Within the theme editor, admins can add custom colors to the palette by using either the color gradient or entering a hex code.

Colors are added to a graph-like chart in the order they appear in this menu from left to right. For example, with the theme shown below, the first bar in a bar chart would be colored gray, the second bar would be light blue and the third, light green. The order of the colors can be switched by clicking on a color and dragging it to the left or right.

In addition, admins can choose default colors for the text and background colors of table-like charts.

After selecting the custom palette, the color theme can be named by editing the box displaying 'Untitled Color Theme'. Once the color theme is saved with its new title, the admin can set the new theme as site default.

Applying Color Themes to the Dashboard

When a new dashboard is created, the site default is automatically applied. To customize which palette is applied to the dashboard, click on the Dashboard Preferences burger icon and open the 'Settings' menu. From there, under the 'Dashboard Theme' dropdown, admins can customize which palette to set as the dashboard default, overriding the default set at the site-level.

Applying Color Themes to the Chart

Charts will automatically adopt the palette set in their dashboard settings. However, users with edit-access can customize the color theme for the chart within the Series Settings tab under the Color Theme dropdown.