Dashboard filters

You can add multiple filters to a dashboard. They are all displayed as filter options when you click in the dashboard filter bar.

Add filters to dashboard

To add filters to a dashboard

  1. In the Dynatrace menu, go to Dashboards and select the name of your dashboard to display it.

  2. Select Edit to edit the dashboard.
    If you don't see an Edit button, you don't have editing rights for that dashboard.

  3. Select the Settings tab and then select Advanced settings.

  4. On the Dynamic filters tab, select Add filter and select a filter from the Filter criteria list.
    Repeat this step for each filter you want to add to the dashboard.

    The following filters require additional input:

    • Application tag key
    • Host tag key
    • Process group instance tag key
    • Process group tag key
    • Service tag key

    For details, see example 2.

  5. Select Save changes.

Now all the filters that you added to the dashboard are optional when you display the dashboard.

  1. Display the dashboard.
  2. Click in the filter bar and select a filter and value to filter the dashboard by your selection.

Example 1: filter by operating system

  1. In the Dynatrace menu, go to Dashboards, select Create dashboard, enter a dashboard name, and select Create to create a new dashboard.
  2. Drag a Host health tile to the dashboard.
  3. Select Edit to edit the dashboard and select Done.
  4. Select the Settings tab and then select Advanced settings.
  5. On the Dynamic filters tab, select Add filter and select OS type from the Filter criteria list.
  6. Select Save changes.

To use the filter

  1. Display the dashboard.
    The Host health tile displays the host health for all hosts in the environment, regardless of operating system.
  2. Under the dashboard name, click in the filter bar, select Operating system, and then select an operating system.

The dashboard is now filtered by the selected operating system.

  • If you selected Windows, the Host health tile now displays the host health for all Windows hosts in the environment.
  • Hover over the filter icon on the Host health tile to list all filters that apply to the tile.

You can add multiple filters to a dashboard. They are all displayed as filter options when you click in the filter bar.

Example 2: filter by application tag key

To filter a dashboard by tags, you first need to tag the components (applications, hosts, services, process groups, or process group instances) in your environment to which your dashboard applies. In this example, we filter our dashboard by tags applied to applications.

To filter a dashboard by application tags

  1. Apply tags (key/value pairs) to applications
    For each application to which your dashboard applies, tag the application with key/value pairs that can be filtered on.
  2. Create a filtered dashboard
    Create a dashboard with application-relevant content—for simplicity, we have added a single Application health tile—and add an optional Application tag filter for the keys with which you tagged your applications.
  3. Display the filtered dashboard
    Display the dashboard and set the filter. This focuses the dashboard on the applications that are tagged with matching key/value pairs.

Apply tags (key/value pairs) to applications

  1. In the Dynatrace menu, go to Settings and select Tags > Manually applied tags.

  2. Enter key/value pairs and apply them to applications. In this example, we applied the following:

Create a filtered dashboard

  1. In the Dynatrace menu, go to Dashboards, select Create dashboard, enter a dashboard name, and select Create to create a new dashboard.
  2. Drag an Application health tile to the dashboard.
  3. Select the Settings tab and then select Advanced settings.
  4. On the Dynamic filters tab:
    • Select Add filter.
    • From the Filter criteria list, select Application tag key.
    • In Tag key, enter demo-key-01, which is the key we used to tag some applications earlier. Dashboard filtering: add application tag to dashboard
  5. Select Save changes.

Display the filtered dashboard

  1. Display the dashboard.
    With no filter set, the Application health tile displays the health of all applications monitored in your environment.
  2. Click in the filter bar under the dashboard name to see the available filters for this dashboard. In our example, we have added just one: Application tag. Select it.
    Dashboard filtering: select application tag filter in dashboard
  3. In our example, we have added just one application tag key: demo-key-01. Select it.
    Dashboard filtering: select application tag in dashboard
  4. In our example, we have added three different values for the key: demo-value-01, demo-value-02, demo-value-03. Select one of them.
    Dashboard filtering: select application tag value in dashboard
  5. Now the dashboard displays the health of all applications that have the selected key/value pair. You can add other pairs to the filter. For example, you could display the health of all applications that have the key/value pair demo-key-01/demo-value-01 or demo-key-01/demo-value-02 (or both).
  6. If you drill down from the tile, the Applications page is displayed with the currently selected filter applied.
    Dashboard filtering: drill down from filtered dashboard