Create a dashboard with dynamic sources

You can create a dashboard with dynamic sources to enable users to change the source of the dashboard at any time. If you have created a large number of dashboards that all have the same metrics, but different sources, you might want to consider replacing those dashboards with a single, dynamic-source dashboard.

  1. Log into the Web UI on the Discover or Command appliance and click Dashboards at the top of the page.
  2. Select a dashboard that you want to edit.
  3. Set the source of each chart to a source type variable.
    1. Click the name of a chart and then click Edit.
    2. In the Sources field, type $.
      The Source Type Variables list appears.
    3. From the Source Type Variables list, select the type of source that you are replacing. For example, if you are replacing a device source, select $device.
  4. Click Save.
    At the top of the dashboard, the View Source drop-down menu appears.
  5. From the View Source drop-down menu, select the source that you would like to view metrics for.
    If no data is displayed in the dashboard charts, try refreshing the page.
Tip:If you want to hide the dynamic source menu from your dashboard, append the following parameter to the end of the dashboard page URL: &hideTemplatePanel=true.



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Published 2022-05-26