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Timeboard

Timeboards have automatic layouts, and represent a single point in time—either fixed or real-time—across the entire dashboard. They are commonly used for troubleshooting, correlation, and general data exploration.

Note: All graphs on a timeboard are controlled with the same time selector. To control the time frame of an individual graph, use a screenboard.

TV mode

Use TV mode to display your timeboard on large screens or TVs by clicking the TV icon on the timeboard or use the keyboard shortcut F.

Settings

Timeboard settings are the same as screenboards with the exception of generating public URLs:

Adding graphs

After creating your timeboard, add graphs using the Edit widgets button or Add graph link, then drag the appropriate widget onto the timeboard.

Events

Set up an overlay of events by clicking the Search… link in the upper left, select Events, and enter a query in the search box. This replaces event overlays added at design time, and applies to all graphs on the timeboard. The overlay shows the occurrence of events on your timeseries graphs with a list of events on the right.

Logs

Set up an overlay of logs by clicking the Search… link in the upper left, select Logs, and enter a query in the search box. The overlay shows the frequency of logs on your timeseries graphs with a list of logs on the right.

Graph menu

Left click on any dashboard timeseries graph to open an options menu:

OptionDescription
Annotate this graphWrite a comment or notify members of your team about a graph.
View in full screenView the graph in full screen mode.
Copy tags to clipboardCopy the tags to your clipboard that display on hover.
View related processesJump to the Live Processes page scoped to your graph.
View related hostsJump to the Host Map page scoped to your graph.
View related logsJump to the Log Explorer page scoped to your graph.

Logs search query

The search query for View related logs is defined using the following parameters:

  • Timeframe: Focused on the selected data point, and uses the graph time bucket size to display data before and after the selected point.
  • Integration prefix: If the metric is coming from an integration, Datadog filters on the source attribute with the same integration name.
  • Tags: All tags used in the graph (template variable, split by, filter by) are automatically added to the search query.

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