Dashboard Toolbox - How To - Import a Dashboard json

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WARNING:  At this time, Dashboard and Widget JSON files are not interchangeable between application dashboards, meaning AssetView json files may only be used in AssetView and Vulnerability Management json files may only be used in Vulnerability Management.  If you make a mistake and import a json file from one application into the other, you must contact Qualys Support to have the error corrected in the database for your subscritpion.  Again, there is no way to reverse this mistake within the UI, it must be done in the database.


Question:  How do I import a dashboard json file?

Answer:  Importing a dashboard json file can be completed in five (5) mouse clicks:


  1. Click the Gear icon
  2. Select 'Import New Dashboard' from the drop-down menu
  3. Type in your new dashboard name
  4. Select the json file to be imported
  5. Click 'Import'


TIP:  If the import doesn't populate automatically, try pressing CNTL+F5 to refresh the screen.  A CNTL+F5 forces a cache refresh and will guarantee that if the content is changed, you will get the new content. 




Importing Dashboard and Widget JSON files - Enable historical data collection


When you export dashboard(s) and/or widget(s) that have "Enable historical data collection" turned on, and then import them later, you will have to manually "Enable historical data collection" following your import.  This is by design.  The action of turning on this feature starts the clock for data retention.


Related Posts: 

Dashboard Toolbox - How To - Exporting Dashboard to json 

Dashboard Toolbox - How To - Importing Widget from json 

Dashboard Toolbox - How To - Exporting Widget to json 




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