This topic describes the common tasks you can perform using dashboards and dashlets.
Create a dashboard
To create a dashboard just click the New Dashboard icon, or press Ctrl+N.
Open a dashboard
You can open a dashboard:
- From your local PC by selecting My Computer in the Open Dashboard dialog box.
- From a specific AppMon Server by selecting the Dynatrace Server icon in the Open Dashboard dialog box.
Open default dashboards
Alternatively, you can open default dashboards and dashlets from the Start Center by clicking on the Start Center icon in the toolbar.
Learn more about the Start Center.
Save a dashboard
You can save a dashboard:
- On your local PC by selecting My Computer in the Save Dashboard As dialog box.
- On a specific AppMon Server by selecting the Dynatrace Server icon in the Save Dashboard As dialog box.
Double click a dashlet in the Cockpit Sidebar to add it to the active dashboard. If Add cockpit dashlets and drill down to new dashboard is selected in the active dashboard's properties, the dashlet opens in a new dashboard.
You can also click the Add dashlet icon and select the dashlet from the list.
Drill down from dashboards
If you are exploring PurePaths, you can use the Drill Down context menu to navigate from a selected entry in a dashlet to a new dashlet with more detailed information. By default, the target dashlet is added to the same dashboard.
If Add cockpit dashlets and drill down to new dashboard is selected in the active dashboard's properties, the dashlet opens in a new dashboard. It also opens in a new dashboard, if you press the Shift key while selecting the drilldown target in the context menu the dashlet is added to a new dashboard.
Customize dashboard names and descriptions
In the dashlet and dashboard properties, you can change the names and add custom descriptions to single dashlets or complete dashboards. Custom dashlet names are displayed in the header of the dashlet. Descriptions are available as tooltips or in the custom dashlet header. To change the dashlet name and description, press F2 while the mouse pointer is inside the dashlet.
Link dashboards to a dashlet
To document common navigation paths, single dashlets can be linked with specific dashboards. The links are configured in the Dashboard Links tab of the Dashlet Properties dialog box. Linked dashboards can be opened through the context menu of the dashlet under Show in Dashboard.