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Reusing Dashboard Elements with Templates

Last Modified: June 22, 2021

Create templates and template grids to visualize your tag data more efficiently.

  1. In Dashboards, select the dashboard that contains parts you want to reuse and click »Edit.
  2. In the editor, select the input, output, containers, or decorations you want to make a template from.
  3. Select Utilities»Make template from selection...
  4. Specify a name for the template. You can view and edit the template you create on the Dashboards landing page under Templates.
  5. Open the dashboard you want to add your template to.
  6. In the dashboard editor palette, under Containers, drag a Template onto the panel.
  7. Select the template you want to use from the list.
  8. Optional: If you want to view several sets of tag data side by side using the same template, create a Template grid.
    1. In the Dashboards editor, drag and drop a template grid from the Containers list.
    2. In the configuration pane, next to Item template, click ... .
    3. Select the template you want to use throughout your template grid and click OK.
    4. Next to Tag query, specify which tags you want to use to populate the template grid. The template grid will automatically populate with one template copy for each tag that matches the query. Refer to the introduction to tags for more information on tag queries.
    5. Change the appearance of your tag grid using any of the other options in the configuration pane. These values can also be bound tag values.
    6. Save your dashboard and click Play to view your tag grid.

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