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Dashboard List

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

Dashboard list

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.

To view suggested dashboards and active users, click on the caret icon next to the dashboard title. You can also add markdown supported dashboard descriptions in this view.


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:

New list

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:

Add Dashboard to 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.

Dashboard selection

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:

Timeboards Screenboards
Time Scope All graphs share same time scope All graphs can have individual time scope
Layout Graphs appear in a fixed grid Graphs are placed anywhere you like on the canvas
Can Share Graphs Individually Yes No
Can Share the Entire Dashboard No Yes
Sharing can be Read-Only Yes Yes

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