Editors and admins can clone dashboards. Cloning creates an editable copy of the dashboard and all of its reports. You can then modify the dashboard's reports or add new reports 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 reports used in that dashboard. These cloned reports are stored in the corresponding default datasets.
Before you clone a prebuilt dashboard, check that nobody else has already done this. When the same prebuilt dashboard is cloned multiple times, it creates duplicate reports which can make finding the reports you want difficult.
When you clone a custom dashboard, you can control whether Explore creates a copy of the reports. Additionally, you have the option to create a copy of the dataset that the original dashboard reports came from.
If you're planning to simply add new reports to a dashboard, there's no need to clone the reports or datasets. However, if you want to customize the reports for the cloned dashboard in a different way than the original, you must clone the reports. Cloning the dataset is rarely needed. It's useful only if you want to separate the cloned reports 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 reports and dataset.
- Click Clone.