Here in my work we have a huge need for new visualizations like timeline, treemap, pictorial charts and others. Since I hadn’t been able to catch up with Redash development, I’ve been trying different approaches like:
experimenting with all HTML elements possible in Redash Table Visualization;
trying to hack into Redash (import additional JS and CSS files on the server app so I could build queries and visualizations that use external charting libraries like the new Google Charts)
The first approach worked but unfortunately the charts are images and have no interactivity, which is not the best UX.
On the second approach I’d found out some neat possibilities, but couldn’t go on with my intent of building real-life charts based on tables (I know it sounds crazy).
So I’m trying the third one, injecting JS with Requestly, a Chrome extension. I’m trying to emulate a future hack on Redash, importing additional JS files from libraries like React Google Charts.