Exporting and importing dashboards

As a tenant administrator or an editor, export and import one or more dashboards in bulk from one tenant to another tenant. If a dashboard with a same name and UID exists in the new tenant, the import operation will overwrite that dashboard.


  • By default, 10 dashboards can be exported or imported at a time.
  • This feature only exports or imports the dashboard definitions, such as variables and panel information. This feature does not export or import the dashboard permissions, schedules, and so on.

Example: Export and import dashboards

Let's say you are a tenant administrator in your organization. The tenant server in production will soon be replaced with a new server and you must move a set of dashboards from the old tenant to another. You can export the dashboards in JSON format from the old tenant and import them into the the new tenant. You can also select each dashboard's folder and data source while importing them. 

To export dashboards

  1. From the navigation menu , click Dashboards.
  2. Select one or more dashboards from the list and click Export.
  3. A confirmation message appears. Click Export.
    The JSON files of the selected dashboards are downloaded as a zip file.

To import dashboards

  1. From the navigation menu , click Dashboards.
  2. Click New > Import.
  3. On the Import page, do one of the following actions:
    • Click Upload .json file and browse to the dashboard JSON files that you exported.
      While importing, you can select one or more JSON files.


      You must import the JSON files individually. You cannot import the zip file that is generated while the dashboards are being exported.

    • In the Import via dashboard json section, paste the dashboard JSON text.
  4. Click Load.
  5. Add a name, select a folder and a data source for the dashboard.
  6. If you are importing a single JSON file, click Import or if you are importing multiple JSON files, click Import all.
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