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Control a dashboard

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.6 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.6 documentation.

Control at the dashboard level

Use dashboard controls in the upper left to update your dashboard.

Add a cell

Click Add Cell to open the Data Explorer and configure a new cell for your 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. Enable the Show note when query returns no data option to show the note only when the query displays no data.
  4. Click Save.

Select timezone

Click the timezone dropdown to select a timezone to use for the dashboard. Select either the local time (default) or UTC.

Select timezone

Manually refresh dashboard

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

Manually refresh a single dashboard cell

  1. Click the on the dashboard cell you want to refresh.
  2. Click Refresh.

Select time range

  1. Select from the time range options in the dropdown menu.

    Select time range
  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

Click Variables to display variables available for your dashboard. For details, see Use and manage variables

Presentation mode

Click the fullscreen icon () to enter presentation mode. Presentation mode allows you to 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 moon or sun icons to toggle your dashboard between dark mode and light mode.

Dark & light mode

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Linux Package Signing Key Rotation

All signed InfluxData Linux packages have been resigned with an updated key. If using Linux, you may need to update your package configuration to continue to download and verify InfluxData software packages.

For more information, see the Linux Package Signing Key Rotation blog post.

InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB IOx

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by IOx, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by TSM, see the TSM-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB TSM

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine which enables nearly unlimited series cardinality and SQL query support. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by TSM, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by IOx, see the IOx-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

State of the InfluxDB Cloud (IOx) documentation

The new documentation for InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB IOx is a work in progress. We are adding new information and content almost daily. Thank you for your patience!

If there is specific information you’re looking for, please submit a documentation issue.