Control a dashboard

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, select Boards (Dashboards).

  2. Double-click a dashboard name to open it, and then do any of the following:

Add a cell

  1. Click Add Cell in the upper left hand corner to open the Data Explorer and configure a new cell for your dashboard.
  2. Click Name this cell , and enter a cell name.
  3. Create and submit your query.
  4. Click the check mark in the upper right hand corner to add the cell to the dashboard.

For details on using the Data Explorer, see Explore metrics.

Add a note

  1. Click Add Note to add a note cell to your dashboard.
  2. Enter your note in Markdown in the left pane. A preview appears in the right pane.
  3. Click Save.

Select a timezone

  • From the timezone drop-down list, select the timezone to use for the dashboard–Local (default) or UTC.

    Select timezone

Manually refresh a dashboard

  • Click the refresh button () to manually refresh the dashboard’s data.

Automatically refresh a dashboard

  1. Click Set Auto Refresh, and then configure the following options:
    • Select Indefinite to automatically refresh continuously, or select Custom to set a time to stop automatically refreshing.
    • Refresh Interval: Enter how frequently the dashboard should refresh.
    • Inactivity Timeout: Set how long the user should be inactive for the dashboard to time out and stop automatically refreshing.
  2. Click Confirm to save your changes.

Select the time range

  1. Select from the time range options from the list.

  2. Select Custom Time Range to enter a custom time range with precision up to nanoseconds. The default time range is 5 minutes.

    The custom time range uses the selected timezone (local time or UTC).

Add variables

View in presentation mode

  • Click the ellipsis button, and then select Presentation Mode to enter presentation mode. Presentation mode lets you view a dashboard in full screen, hiding the left and top navigation menus so only the cells appear. This mode might be helpful, for example, for stationary screens dedicated to monitoring visualizations.

Toggle dark mode and light mode

  • Click the ellipsis button, and then select the moon or sun icons to toggle your dashboard between dark mode and light mode.

    Dark & light mode

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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

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