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Dashboard list

Dashboard lists allow you to display dynamic links to other dashboards. You can configure the list to use starred dashboards, recently viewed dashboards, a search query, and dashboard tags.

A dashboard list visualization

On each dashboard load, this panel queries the dashboard list, always providing the most up-to-date results.

You can use a dashboard list visualization to display a list of important dashboards that you want to track.

Configure a dashboard list visualization

Once you’ve created a dashboard, the following video shows you how to configure a dashboard list visualization:

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Panel options

In the Panel options section of the panel editor pane, you set basic options like the panel title and description. You can also configure repeating panels in this section. To learn more, refer to Configure panel options.

Dashboard list options

Use the following options to refine your dashboard list visualization.

Include current time range

Select this option to propagate the time range of the current dashboard to the dashboard links. When you click a link, the linked dashboard opens with the indicated time range already set.

Include current template variable values

Select this option to include template variables that are being used as query parameters in a link. When you click the link, any matching templates in the linked dashboard are set to the values from the link. Learn more in Dashboard URL variables.


Display starred dashboards in alphabetical order.

Recently viewed

Display recently viewed dashboards in alphabetical order.

Display dashboards by search query or tags. You must enter at least one value in Query or Tags. For the Query and Tags fields, variable interpolation is supported. For example, $my_var or ${my_var}. Learn more in Search option.

Show headings

The selected list section is shown as a heading:

  • Starred
  • Recently viewed
  • Search

Max items

Sets the maximum number of items to list per section. For example, if you leave this at the default value of 10 and select Starred and Recently viewed dashboards, then the panel displays up to 20 total dashboards, 10 in each section.

Search options

These options only apply if you select the Search option.


Use this field to search by dashboard name. Query terms are case-insensitive and partial values are accepted. For example, if you have dashboards called “Indoor Temps” and “Outdoor temp”, entering the word “temp” would return both results.


Select the dashboard folders that you want to display.


Enter tags by which you want to search. Note that tags don’t appear as you type, and they’re case sensitive. Tag search uses an OR condition, so if a dashboard has one of the defined tags, it’s included in the list.


When multiple tags and strings appear, the dashboard list displays those matching all conditions.