Importing and exporting Chronograf dashboards

This page documents an earlier version of Chronograf. Chronograf v1.9 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v1.9 documentation.

Chronograf makes it easy to both export and import dashboards. Dashboard exports are simple JSON files that can be shared and imported into other Chronograf instances. This allows you to recreate robust dashboards without having to manually configure them from the ground up.

Exporting a dashboard
Importing a dashboard
Required user roles

Exporting a dashboard

  1. Go to your “Dashboards” landing page.
  2. Hover over the dashboard you would like to export and click the “Export” button that appears to the right.
Exporting a Chronograf dashboard

This downloads a JSON file containing dashboard information including template variables, cells and cell information such as the query, cell-sizing, color scheme, visualization type, etc.

No time series data is exported with a dashboard. Exports include only dashboard-related information as mentioned above.

Importing a dashboard

  1. On your “Dashboards” landing page, click the “Import Dashboard” button.
  2. Either drag and drop or select the JSON export file to import.
  3. Click the “Upload Dashboard” button.

The newly imported dashboard will be included in your list of dashboards.

Importing a Chronograf dashboard

Reconciling unmatched sources

If the data sources defined in the imported dashboard JSON file do not match any of your local sources, you will have to reconcile each of the unmatched sources during the import process.

Reconcile unmatched sources

Required user roles

Depending on the role of your user, there are some restrictions on importing and exporting dashboards:

Task vs RoleAdminEditorViewer
Export Dashboard
Import Dashboard

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