Configuring dashboard and tile titles

The custom dashboards you create in your Uptrends Infra account (and even the default dashboards) are highly configurable. You can decide how many tiles you want to use, how they should be displayed and what kind of data they should show. The more dashboards you create, the more important it is to keep them organized.

Organizing and naming your dashboards

To use your custom dashboards effectively, keep them organized by giving them an appropriate name. In any dashboard, you can change the name of that dashboard by clicking the dashboard settings button in the top right corner of the dashboard. Just type a new name and click Set to change the name. The dashboard's title changes immediately, and as soon as you Save your changes, the dashboard is appropriately named in the Dashboards menu.

Naming tiles in a dashboard

Each individual tile in a dashboard has a name as well. You can change the name of a tile in practically the same way: click the Tile settings button in the top right corner of a tile, change the tile name and click Set.

We encourage you to use descriptive names for both the dashboard and the tiles on it, as it will help you - and anyone else you share your dashboard with – to understand what you are looking at.

Changing context: special tags

But there's more! Dashboard and tile names with static text always stay the same, even if you're navigating to a different device or time period. To keep track of what you are looking at, it's more useful if the text automatically changes according to your filter settings. That's why we added a number of special tags that you can use in dashboard and tile names. Those tags will be replaced with the corresponding values as you're working with the dashboard. All special tags should be surrounded with curly brackets, so make sure you include those.

If you use the {Period} tag as a part of the name, this will show the current period selection. This is helpful if you have a dashboard with multiple tiles that are showing different periods, such as last 24 hours, last month and last 60 days. The {Period} tag will insert those values in the names of your tiles, and they will update accordingly when you change the period selection in your dashboard or tile.

The {Context} tag works in the same way, and shows the name of the active device group, device or sensor. This is particularly useful when you have multiple tiles to compare different devices side by side.

The {FullContext} tag is useful for displaying sensor data. Similar to the {Context} tag, it shows the name of the sensor but also includes the name of the corresponding device.

Tip: If you hover over a dashboard name or tile name that contains a {Context} tag, a tooltip appears that shows relevant information about that item. You can use this tooltip to navigate to the appropriate dashboard, edit the item or (de)activate it right away.