Managing Dashboards

There are different ways to create a new dashboard in a given repository, and previously created dashboards can be accessed from any repository within your LogScale instance.

You must have the Administer Dashboards permissions for the repository in which you want to create a dashboard. For information on how to set permissions in LogScale's repositories, see Managing Users & Permissions.

Creating a New Dashboard

To create a new dashboard in a repository, there are a few basic steps.

  1. After logging into LogScale though the UI, pick a repository from the Repository and Views tab.

  2. Select the Dashboards tab from the top menu bar. There you'll see a list of dashboards, if you have any.

    Dashboards tab

    Figure 113. Dashboards Tab

  3. Click the + New Dashboard button.

  4. In the New Dashboard dialog box, choose how to create the dashboard:

    • Empty Dashboard — creates from scratch an empty blank dashboard, one that will serve as a container for your Widgets. This is the default option, where you are prompted to provide only the Name for the dashboard.

    • Duplicate Existing — creates a copy of an existing dashboard, whether it is in the current or another repository.

      You will be prompted to provide the dashboard Name. From the dropdown menu, click Source Repository or View to select from where you want to duplicate a dashboard. Then you can click Dashboard to Duplicate to pick the dashboard you want to copy.

Duplicate a Dashboard

Figure 114. Duplicate a Dashboard

Template File — allows you to create a dashboard based on a template generated from another dashboard (this is explained at Using Dashboards). Drag&drop a file or browse your computer to use such template.

From Package — allows you to invoke dashboard templates that are part of LogScale packages, provided that such packages are installed in the repository where you want to create the dashboard. For more information on how to install a package and access a package template, see Packages.

Create Dashboard from Package

Figure 115. Create Dashboard from Package

For any option, click Create Dashboard at the end to confirm your choice.

Alternatively, you may create your dashboard the moment when you are saving a new widget associated with it, as described in Creating a New Widget.

Accessing Existing Dashboards

You can always access previously created dashboards in any repository of your LogScale instance, to consult them or perform a series of actions with them.

To access existing dashboards:

  1. Login to enter the main LogScale User Interface opening screen.

  2. Click the All Dashboards tab from the top menu bar to get the full list of existing dashboards (see Figure 116, “Access Existing Dashboards”): for example, one entry in the list could be humio-metrics / Errors where humio-metrics is the name of the repository and Errors is the dashboard name within that repository.

    Access Existing Dashboards

    Figure 116. Access Existing Dashboards

  3. Select the desired dashboard by clicking the second item, the one after the slash: the dashboard and all its widgets will appear in the main dashboard pane, whereas clicking the first item instead redirects you to the Search tab in that repository.


Click the star icon next to a dashboard to save it as favorite: it will go on top of the list for quicker access and will appear under Starred Dashboards in the main User Interface.