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Create a New Dashboard (New)

This page demonstrates how to create a Dashboard (New), add a query, and then add the chart to the dashboard. You create your Dashboard (New) by selecting template options from menus and drop-downs.

Dashboard (New) allows you to view log, metric, and span data on the same dashboard in an integrated and seamless view. This gives you the same control over how your metrics and log data are visualized. Dashboard (New) template capabilities provide for easier data scoping and intuitive chart creation.

Dashboard Auto-Save

When you rename or add a panel to a dashboard it is automatically saved in your Sumo Logic Personal folder. Likewise, ongoing changes and additions to the dashboard are saved. This ensures the integrity of your work and prevents any loss due to unforeseen interruptions or outages.

Create a Dashboard (New)

In this step, you create a Dashboard (New), to which you will add panels and customize charts in later steps. You can use the + New button or create a Dashboard (New) directly from the Log SearchMetrics, and Spans page.

To create a Dashboard (New) with the + New button, do the following:

  1. On the Home page, click + New.
  2. Select Dashboard (New) from the drop-down list.
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  3. Select the Dashboard text field at the top of the window and enter a unique name for your new dashboard.
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Adding a panel  

Now that you've created a new Dashboard (New), you can populate it with panels that visually display your data. This task shows you how to add a panel to your new dashboard and customize the display.

To add a panel to a new Dashboard (New), do the following:

  1. Select a panel type by clicking the icon. See choosing a panel type for details.

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  1. You are prompted to provide a query.

Adding queries

You can create Log and Metric queries on the same panel.

Log query

Enter your aggregate search query in the input field and press enter. A few important things to note are:

  • Only search results that have been aggregated using a group or aggregate operator can be charted. See Group or Aggregate Operators for a list. 
  • By default, the query builder is set to Logs
  • Joining log queries in a separate query is not supported.

Metrics query

Click the left-most dropdown option and select Metrics. You should be familiar with the basics of creating metrics queries and alerts to ensure successful results. By default, the query builder is set to Logs.


To create a metrics query utilize the Metrics Explorer.

Spans query

Click the left-most dropdown option and select Spans. You build a spans query by using the provided input fields. By default, you'll see an input for Filters and Visualize. See how to create a Spans query for full details. To learn how to start ingesting spans refer to Getting Started with Transaction Tracing.


Multiple queries

To add another query to a panel click the plus + icon on the last query row. Each query is assigned a letter for reference.

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Modify Chart

You can customize a chart on a dashboard panel in a variety of ways. To include changing the chart type to analyze the data in another format. See Modify a Chart for details on all the available options.

Add to Dashboard

Click the Add to Dashboard button on the top right of the window to add the panel to your dashboard.
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That's it, start using your Dashboard (New).