Editors and admins can clone dashboards. Cloning creates an editable copy of the dashboard and all of its queries. You can then modify the dashboard's queries or add new queries to the dashboard.
This article contains the following topics:
Knowing when to clone
When you clone a prebuilt dashboard, you also create copies of all the queries used in that dashboard. These cloned queries are stored in the corresponding default datasets.
Before you clone a pre-built dashboard, check that nobody else has already done this. When the same prebuilt dashboard is cloned multiple times, it creates duplicate queries which can make finding the queries you want difficult.
When you clone a custom dashboard, you can control whether Explore creates a copy of the queries. Additionally, you have the option to create a copy of the dataset that the original dashboard queries came from.
If you're planning to simply add new queries to a dashboard, there's no need to clone the queries or datasets. However, if you want to customize the queries for the cloned dashboard in a different way than the original, you must clone the queries. Cloning the dataset is rarely needed. It's useful only if you want to separate the cloned queries in a different dataset.
Cloning a dashboard
To clone a dashboard
- Click the Dashboard icon () in the left sidebar.
- Click the Settings icon () to the right of the dashboard name.
- Select Clone from the drop-down list.
- Enter a name for the cloned dashboard.
- If you're cloning a custom dashboard, select whether you also
want to clone the dashboard's queries and dataset.
- Click Clone.