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Data Sampling feature in Bold BI

The Data Sampling feature in Bold BI will provide a better design experience by limiting the number of records when creating dashboards with millions of data. However, this limitation will not be applied during the preview or publishing of dashboards.

Note: This feature is available in On-Premises Deployment but not in Syncfusion Managed Cloud Server.

Enabling Data sampling in Bold BI:

To enable Data Sampling in Bold BI, please follow these steps:

  1. Connect to a data source by providing valid credentials.

  2. Drag and drop the table inside the query designer page.

  3. Click on the Data sampling button as shown in the following image.

Data sampling icon

  1. The Data sampling dialog will be disabled by default.

Data sampling enable

  1. Click on the checkbox to enable and enter the number of records needed when creating a dashboard.

Data sampling enable

NOTE: The Data Sampling button will be disabled when switching to the code view mode in Bold BI.

  1. Select OK and click on preview to ensure that Data Sampling has been applied to the data source as shown in the following image.

Data sampling table preview

  1. Data sources enabled with Data Sampling can be identified using the icon as shown in the following image.

Data sampling enabled

  1. While designing dashboards in Bold BI, the Data Sampling limit will be applied to all widgets.
    However, during the preview or publishing of the dashboard, Data Sampling will be automatically disabled to ensure data integrity.

Data sample dashboard

NOTE: Data Sampling is not supported for the following data sources: SSAS, SparkSQL, AWS OpenSearch, Elasticsearch,Influx DB and ODBC.