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Dashboards

Dashboard List

The Dashboard List page lets you sort your Dashboards into different lists.

Search across your Dashboard with the search bar at the top of the page. Dashboards in the Dashboard list can be sorted with the column headers:

  • Favorite: Sort the Dashboard list with your favorite Dashboards first.
  • Name: Sort the Dashboard list alphabetically.
  • Modified: Sort the Dashboard list by last modification date.
  • Popularity: Sort the Dashboard list by Dashboard popularity.

Popularity

A Dashboard’s popularity is relative. An organization’s most popular Dashboard appears as 5 bars; all other Dashboards are relative to that. Popularity is based upon the amount of traffic a Dashboard is getting and is updated daily, so new Dashboards have 0 popularity bars for up to the first 24 hours.

Note: Traffic to the public URLs of public Dashboards is ignored.

Create a Dashboard list

Click on the New List + icon in the upper right corner of the page to create a new Dashboard list.

Change its title by selecting it:

To add Dashboards to your Dashboard List, select their corresponding check boxes in the main Dashboard list. Then click on the Add to List button in the upper right corner of the Dashboard list:

Create a Dashboard

To create a Dashboard, click on the New Dashboard button in the upper right corner of the page. Datadog will then ask you to choose between creating a Timeboard or a Screenboard Select which of these you would prefer to create after clicking ‘New Dashboard’ in the ‘Dashboards’ dropdown.

What is the difference between a Screenboard and a Timeboard?

You have the capability to create and customize two types of Dashboards: Screenboards and Timeboards. To more clearly understand the differences between the two, consider the following:

TimeboardsScreenboards
Time ScopeAll graphs share same time scopeAll graphs can have individual time scope
LayoutGraphs appear in a fixed gridGraphs are placed anywhere you like on the canvas
Can Share Graphs IndividuallyYesNo
Can Share the Entire DashboardNoYes
Sharing can be Read-OnlyYesYes

Suggested dashboards and active users

If you’re not sure where to look next, Datadog offers suggestions for viewing related dashboards. To view suggested dashboards and active users, click on the caret icon next to the dashboard title. These dashboards are recommended based on the user activity in your organization and how often users go from this dashboard to other existing dashboards. You can also add or update Markdown-supported dashboard descriptions in this view by clicking edit.

Further Reading