How to automate screenshots of a Databox dashboard

Learn how to automatically take screenshots of a Databox dashboard using PagePixels.


PagePixels is a screenshot automation solution that you can use to take automated scheduled screenshots of web pages, including your Databox dashboard.

PagePixels is free to start, and this tutorial demonstrates how to create a screenshot automation that captures a Databox dashboard every 30 minutes.

How to automate taking a screenshot of a Databox dashboard.

To capture a recurring screenshot of a Databox dashboard every 30 minutes:


Create a screenshot

Log in to your PagePixels account, and click the "+Create Screenshot" button.


Set your schedule

By default, recurring screenshots are set to every 5 minutes.

To take a screenshot every 30 minutes, change the default frequency value "5" to "30" by clicking into the input box and updating the number.


Add your URL

Copy and paste the share link for your Databox dashboard into the "Website URL to Capture" field.


Increase "Time to wait" value

Because data visualizations can take a long time to load, we recommend increasing the "Time to wait" value from 1500 to 8000 (value is in milliseconds).

If the visualizations are still not fully loaded, you can increase this value further (max is 20000).


Save Screenshot

Click the green "Save Screenshot" (top-right) button.

Your screenshot automation is officially set, and your first screenshot will be taken shortly.

What else can PagePixels do?

When you automate screenshots of your Databox dashboards with PagePixels, you can also:

  • Schedule screenshots by time interval, days of the week, time of day, and time zone using PagePixels built-in scheduling system.
  • Send and save screenshots of your Databox dashboards to 5,000+ services with the PagePixels Screenshots Zapier integration.
  • Automatically post screenshots of your Databox dashboards to a public or private Slack channel or custom webhook address with PagePixels built-in integrations.
  • Display and share the most up-to-date screenshot image of your Databox dashboard using a PagePixels Embed URL (no iframe required).
  • Customize the style of your Databox dashboard with PagePixels CSS injection feature.
  • Use PagePixels CSS selector option to take screenshots of a specific metric in your Databox dashboard.
  • Programmatically take scheduled and one-time screenshots of your Databox dashboards using PagePixels Screenshots API.


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