Importing a Dashboard

If you are logged into Composer as a user who can maintain data source configurations but cannot maintain connection definitions (your group privileges include Can Create new Data Sources, but notCan Manage Connections), the following dashboard import behavior occurs:

  • If the data store connections used by the data sources in the dashboard visuals have already been defined to the Composer instance, the dashboard is successfully imported.

  • If the data store connections used by the data sources in the dashboard visuals have not previously been to defined to the Composer instance, the dashboard is not imported and an error message displays because your user account does not have authorization to create data store connections.

If you are logged in as a Composer administrator or as a user who can maintain both data source configurations and connection definitions (your group privileges include Can Create new Data Sources and Can Manage Connections), dashboard imports should work every time.

To import a dashboard configuration:

  1. Log into Composer as an administrator or as a user with the Can Create new Data Sources group privilege.

  2. Select Library on the top-level navigation banner or the UI menu, or select the Dashboards box on the Home page. The dashboard library displays.

  3. At the top of the page, select .

  4. Browse to and select the json file for the dashboard, then selectOpen. The dashboard is imported.

When you import a dashboard, the data source connections and configurations used for the dashboard visuals are also imported.