Importing and exporting configurations

You can export board, panel, section, and saved question source configurations to a JSON file. A board configuration includes any saved question sources, panels, and sections that the board contains. You can edit the JSON file offline and then import the file back into Trends.

Exported configurations do not include sensors or module sources.

Export all

To export all boards, sections, panels, and saved question sources that are contained in Trends:

  1. From the Trends home page, click Settings .
  2. Under Export Boards and Panels, click Export All.

The export file downloads to the browser's download folder.

Export a board

When you export a single board, you can select the sections and panels to include in the export file.

  1. From the Trends menu, click Boards.
  2. Click to open the board that you want to export.
  3. Click More and select Export.
  4. Select the sections and panels to include with the board in the export file.
    • If you select a panel, the parent section and board are automatically selected. Any panel that you select also includes the corresponding source in the export.
    • If you select nothing, only the board configuration is included in the export file.
  5. Click Export.

The export file downloads to the browser's download folder.

Export a saved question source

You can export a saved question source to a JSON file that you can edit and import back into Trends. The saved question source does not need to be used by a panel.

Exported configurations do not include sensors.

  1. From the Trends menu, click Sources.
  2. From the Saved Question Sources tab, click the source that you want to export.
  3. Click More and select Export.

The export file downloads to the browser's download folder.

Import boards, sections, and panels

An imported JSON file can add new boards in addition to adding sections, panels, and corresponding sources to existing boards. An import cannot delete existing boards, and the import cannot modify existing panels, sections, and sources. To completely overwrite an existing board, rename or delete the board before you import the JSON file.

You can import boards from a Trends 1.x export file into Trends 2.x. Note that Trends 2.x does not support bucketing or number extraction; any panels that use bucketing or number extraction will import without the data.

  1. From the Trends menu, click Boards.
  2. Click Import and then select File.
  3. Use the browse dialog to select the JSON file that contains the boards that you want to import.
  4. Click Open.
  5. Select the boards, sections, and panels to import.
    • If you select a panel, the parent section and board are automatically selected.
    • If the saved question source for a panel does not already exist in Trends, the import file must contain the source configuration. If a panel uses a module source, the Tanium module must be installed for you to see data in the panels.
    • If you select a section, the parent board is automatically selected.
  6. Click Preview.
  7. Verify that the boards, sections, and panels are correct, and click Import.

Trends immediately issues saved questions for any imported saved question sources. Within a few seconds, Trends begins to collect initial results and display data in the boards and panels.

Import a saved question source

You can import a saved question source configuration from a JSON file. The source does not need to be linked to a panel.

  1. From the Trends menu, click Sources.
  2. Click Import.
  3. Use the browse dialog to select the JSON file that contains the saved question source that you want to import.
  4. Click Open.

Trends imports the source and immediately issues the saved question. Trends begins to collect initial results within a few seconds.

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