Managing Dashboard Widgets

You can create several widgets for your dashboards, and change the appearance of existing ones.

For details on the available widgets you can create, see Widgets.


You can create dashboard widgets or modify them only if you have the Administer Dashboards permission on the Repositories and Views in question. For information on how to set permissions in Humio's repositories, see Authorization.

Creating a New Widget

To create a dashboard widget, follow these steps.

  1. Go to the Repository and Views tab in the main Humio User Interface and pick a repository.

  2. Click Search tab from the top menu bar.

  3. Enter a query of your choice, one that would best suit your data. In the example figure Creating a New Widget:

    groupBy ("method")
  4. Click the time interval selector on the top right, where to choose Time Window (e.g., Last 1h Live) or Fixed Time Range (e.g., Last 1h Static). For details on the timeframe you can set, see Expanding Time Frame.


    The active search interval used is saved along with the widget.

  5. From the dropdown menu on the top left, choose the preferred or compatible chart — one chart type is selected by default as Auto, depending on the query you have entered.

  6. Click Run — you should now see the graph or table in the main pane; if not, check again the time interval you have selected, as it should be consistent with your data set.

  7. Click the Save As... button at the top right of the graph pane and select the Dashboard Widget option.

    Create Widgets

    Figure 113. Create Widgets

  8. In the Dashboard Widget dialog shown in figure Figure 114, “Dashboard Widget dialog”, enter information as required:

    • Dashboard — specify which dashboard to add the widget to. You have the option of creating a new dashboard along with the new widget.

    • Widget — choose whether it is a new widget. You have the option of replacing an existing widget by selecting it from the dropdown.

    • Widget Title — provide a title to the new widget.

    • Widget Description — provide a description for the new widget.

    • Open Dashboard after Save checkbox — click it to have your new widget opened in the dashboard.

    Dashboard Widget dialog

    Figure 114. Dashboard Widget dialog

  9. Your new widget now appears in the dashboard's pane — click the pencil icon on the top right to enter Editing Dashboard mode: this allows you to resize your widget, or drag and move it next to other widgets.

  10. Once you're happy with your adjustments, click Save, otherwise Discard Changes.

Move Widgets

Figure 115. Move Widgets

Editing an Existing Widget

Once a widget is created, there are several actions you can perform with it. Click the three vertical dots on the upper right corner of each widget to:

  • Edit in Search view — redirects you to the Search tab, where you can edit the query while in Editing Widget mode inside the selected widget.

  • Edit Style — opens the Widget Properties area, where you can modify the look&feel of the widget. For details on the specific properties of each widget type, see Widgets.

  • Clone Widget — creates an identical widget that will be saved in the dashboard as #2.

  • Remove Widget — deletes the widget from the dashboard.

Edit Widgets

Figure 116. Edit Widgets