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Introduction to dashboards

Envision your data as a complex system of roads: you need to navigate the signs and signals along the way to quickly see and make meaning of the information you collect. New Relic One dashboards gather and chart the specific data you want to see, the way you want to see it, from anywhere in the New Relic platform.

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Why it matters

With New Relic One dashboards you can customize and understand the data you collect. Explore your data and correlate connected sources with tailored, user-friendly charts, and quickly learn the state of your system and applications for faster, more efficient troubleshooting.

Use dashboards to:

  • Drive insight with custom, high-density interactive visualizations with a consistent UI.
  • Chart all the events and attributes from everywhere across our platform. For more information, see our documentation on default data collection.
  • Add custom attributes or send custom event types to most events in order to better understand your business, and see specific details about how your customers interact with your platform, such as page views, host transactions, etc.
  • Manage your charts and dashboards easily using our quick-access CRUD menus and editing options.
  • Explore and contextualize data with advanced tooltips and zoom-in functions to monitor what your systems are doing in real time.
  • Search your dashboards for attributes and metrics.
  • Send data to your dashboards using our APIs.

See your dashboards across all New Relic

New Relic One dashboards have full backwards compatibility with the original New Relic platform, so any dashboard you have created in Insights will be automatically available in dashboards from day one. Reciprocally, when you add a new dashboard, it is also created in Insights. No further action is needed. With New Relic One you can also view dashboards across your organization using cross-account search.

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Get started with dashboards

To access dashboards, go to one.newrelic.com and click on Dashboards on the top navigation menu.

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In the dashboards index, you can view all the dashboards and data apps associated with your New Relic account. This includes the dashboards you've created within the New Relic One platform as well as the dashboards built in Insights.

From the top bar, quickly access our entity explorer as well as all New Relic capabilities, such as APM, Browser and Infrastructure monitoring, Logs, or Applied Intelligence. You can also use the core New Relic One features such as Search or Query your data that are available across the platform.

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For each dashboard, the index displays the following information:

  • Favorite status, indicated by a star
  • Name: The name of the dashboard
  • Account: The account the dashboard belongs to
  • Created by: The user who created the dashboard
  • Last edited: When the dashboard was last modified
  • Created on: When the dashboard was created

Here you can carry out the following actions:

Dashboard permissions

Dashboards have three types of permissions:

  • Public - Read and write: All users have full rights to the dashboard.
  • Public - Read only: All users are able to see the dashboard, but only you have full rights to work with the dashboard. Other users can access the dashboard but are not able to edit or delete it, although they can clone it.
  • Private: Only you can see the dashboard.

When you create a dashboard using the Create a dashboard button or by cloning another dashboard, it will have Public - Read and write rights by default. Access the new dashboard to change this setting.

Organize your dashboards with tags

You can add tags using our NerdGraph, our tagging API.

You can also filter your dashboards by tags, which you can use to identify users, accounts, locations, etc. Click on the tag filter to see the available tags, you can easily select one or more tags from the list to narrow down the dashboards in the index.

Key visual tools

Dashboards offer intuitive visualization features and tools for advanced data exploration and fast troubleshooting.

For more help

If you need more help, check out these support and learning resources:

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