Embed and Share your Views

Once you have imported collection data and created a view you can embed that view in a web page or share links of your view with anyone you like. This page describes several options for sharing your collections.

Making Views Public


The simplest way to share a view is to save it, set it to public, and send the link to anyone you want to share it with. When a view is public, anyone can simply click the URL and view it in a browser.


To share a particular view, click on the red bookmark tag in the upper right corner of the view:

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When you click on the bookmark icon, the URL will appear in the window. Hit CTRL + C to copy the URL and CTRL+ V to paste into your browser window or email:


·     You may also bookmark the view in your browser so that you can find it easily.

Embedding a View


You can embed views into other websites. That means that you can copy a little bit of code and paste it into any web page to make your view a seamless part of that web page. To embed your view, do the following:

  • Click on the expand icon in the upper right hand corner to reveal the Inspect, Embed, and Build buttons. Click on Embed. The text of the embed script will appear in the dialog box:




  • Place your cursor in the dialog box, selecting the text of the embed script and hitting CTRL + C to copy.
  • Simply copy the resulting script and paste it anywhere on a web page that you can enter HTML. Embedded views will use your local style information associated with the page they are embedded in. For more information on best practices for styling embedded views see the full user guide discussion of embedding.
  • You can also embed a view by selecting Views>My Views from the top navigation menu and by selecting Inspect next to the view you wish to embed. You can find and copy the embed script from the Embed section of the View settings:


Sharing a Link to a Private View


You can also choose to share a view with only a specific set of individuals by creating a shared link.

  • First, you must set your view to “Private.”
  • In the top navigation menu, select Views>My Views
  • In the list of your views, click on the Inspect button next to the view you want to make private:


  •  In the View box for the data set you wish to share, click on the Edit button:




In the dialog box, select the radio button next to Private and then click Update: 




  • You can choose to share a view with only a specific set of individuals by creating a shared link. The shared link will include a special shared key in the URL that will allow only people with that URL to access your view. After clicking the "Share" button in the right hand corner of this pane you will be prompted to name and save your link:


  • After you save the name of your view, a Shared View dialog box will appear with a unique URL for your view. You may copy the link and paste it into an email to invite someone to see your view. The link will include a special shared key in the URL that will allow only people with that URL to access your view:


  • You may always view a list of URLs that you’ve shared in the Shared Links section of the Viewshare page for your data set:


  • You may create as many shared private views as you like for different groups or individuals by repeating the steps above and saving each new view under a unique name. You can view and/or copy URLs for past shared views from the list of Shared Links:

Please note that Viewshare does not give you the option of embedding private views into HTML. In order to embed a view, you must switch it from Private to Public in the View settings.

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