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Manage dashboards

On the Dashboards page, you can perform dashboard management tasks such as:

For more information about creating dashboards, refer to Build dashboards.

Browse dashboards

On the Dashboards page, you can browse and manage folders and dashboards. This includes the options to:

  • Create folders and dashboards.
  • Move dashboards between folders.
  • Delete multiple dashboards and folders.
  • Navigate to a folder.
  • Manage folder permissions. For more information, refer to Dashboard permissions.

The page lists all the dashboards to which you have access, grouped into folders. Dashboards without a folder are displayed at the top level alongside folders.

Create a dashboard folder

Folders help you organize and group dashboards, which is useful when you have many dashboards or multiple teams using the same Grafana instance.

Before you begin: Ensure you have Editor permissions or greater to create folders. For more information about dashboard permissions, refer to Dashboard permissions.

To create a dashboard folder:

  1. Click Dashboards in the main menu.
  2. On the Dashboards page, click New and select New folder in the drop-down.
  3. Enter a unique name and click Create.

When you save a dashboard, you can either select a folder for the dashboard to be saved in or create a new folder.

Note

Alerts can’t be placed in folders with slashes (\ /) in the name. If you wish to place alerts in the folder, don’t use slashes in the folder name.

To edit the name of a folder:

  1. Click Dashboards in the primary menu.
  2. Navigate to the folder by selecting it in the list, or searching for it.
  3. Click the Edit title icon (pencil) in the header and update the name of the folder.

The new folder name is automatically saved.

Folder permissions

You can assign permissions to a folder. Dashboards in the folder inherit any permissions that you’ve assigned to the folder. You can assign permissions to organization roles, teams, and users.

To modify permissions for a folder:

  1. Click Dashboards in the primary menu.
  2. Navigate to the folder by selecting it in the list, or searching for it.
  3. On the folder’s page, click Folder actions and select Manage permissions in the drop-down.
  4. Update the permissions as desired.

Changes are saved automatically.

For more information about dashboard permissions, refer to Dashboard permissions.

Set up generative AI features for dashboards

Note

Generative AI in dashboards is currently in public preview. Grafana Labs offers limited support, and breaking changes might occur prior to the feature being made generally available. Enable the dashgpt feature toggle in Grafana to use this feature. Contact Grafana Support to enable this feature in Grafana Cloud.

You can use generative AI to help you with the following tasks:

  • Generate panel and dashboard titles and descriptions: Generate a title and description based on the data you’ve added for your panel or dashboard. This is useful when you want to visualize your data quickly and don’t want to spend time coming up with a title or description.
  • Generate dashboard save changes summary: Generate a summary of the changes you’ve made to a dashboard when you save it. This is great for easily tracking the history of a dashboard.

To access these features, enable the dashgpt feature toggle. Then install and configure Grafana’s Large Language Model (LLM) app plugin. For more information, refer to the Grafana LLM plugin documentation.

When enabled, the ✨ Auto generate option displays next to the Title and Description fields in your panels and dashboards, or when you press the Save button.