Choose a widget to learn how to use it in Datadog and through the API:
Most widgets have a full screen mode. To access this view, click on the full-screen button in the upper right-hand side of the widget.
In full screen mode, you can:
- Change time frames
- Move backward or forward by the time frame selected
- Pause the graph at the current time or view the live graph
- Reset the time frame
- Export the graph to a dashboard, notebook, or copy the query
- Download the data producing the graph in a CSV format
Additional options are available for timeseries widgets.
Most widgets have the custom link option in the on-click context menu. To add this functionality, edit your widget and select the Custom Links tab or choose New custom link from the on-click context menu.
Custom links help you connect a data value to a URL, like a Datadog page or your AWS console. They support template variables and tags or attributes used in the
group by field.
View related logs for a graph grouped by
View related logs for a graph on a dashboard with the template variable
Widgets can be copied on Dashboards, Notebooks, APM Service, and the APM resource page by using
Ctrl + C (
Cmd + C for Mac), or by selecting the share icon and choosing “Copy”.
The copied widgets can be pasted within Datadog by using
Ctrl + V (
Cmd + V for Mac) on:
- Dashboards: Adds a new widget positioned under your mouse cursor.
- Notebooks: Adds a new cell at the end of the notebook.
You can also paste the widget into your favorite chat program that displays link previews (like Slack or Microsoft Teams). This displays a snapshot image of your graph along with a direct link to your widget.
Timeboard group widgets can be copied by hovering over the group widget area and using
Ctrl + C (
Cmd + C for Mac) or by selecting the share icon and choosing “Copy”.
Note: When pasting graphs to screenboards or notebooks, individual widgets within the group are pasted.
To copy multiple screenboard widgets (edit mode only),
shift + click on the widgets and use
Ctrl + C (
Cmd + C for Mac).
Note: This only works when sharing within Datadog. It does not generate a preview image.
To download a widget in PNG format, click the export button in the upper right hand side of the widget, and select “Download as PNG”.
To download data from a timeseries, table, or top list widget in CSV format, click the export button in the upper right hand side of the widget, and select “Download as CSV”.