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.
  • Exported configurations retain content sets for boards and saved question sources.
  • When you export all boards, only boards and sources to which you have permission are exported.
  • All boards and sources must be assigned a content set. When you import, Trends detects If all boards and sources are assigned to content sets, if all content sets exist, and if you have permission to write to the content sets. If any content sets are missing or you do not have permission to any specified content sets, Trends prompts you to select a content set to assign to the orphan content.
  • Board names must be unique. A duplicate board name cannot exist in the same environment, even if you cannot see the duplicate board due to insufficient permission.

Export all

To export all board configurations in Trends:

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

The exported file downloads to the browser's download folder. The file contains all board configurations, including any sections, panels, and saved question sources that are used by the boards.

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 saved question sources

You can export saved question sources to a JSON file that you can edit and import back into Trends. The saved question sources do 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 sources that you want to export. To export all saved question sources, click Select All.
  3. Click 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 and later. Note that Trends 2.x and later 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 Validate.
  7. Verify that the boards, sections, and panels are correct. If any boards or sources in the JSON file do not specify a content set, Trends prompts you to select a content set for those boards and sources.
  8. 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 saved question sources

You can import saved question source configurations from a JSON file. The sources do not need to be linked to panels. An import cannot delete or modify existing sources. To completely overwrite an existing source, rename or delete the source before you import the JSON file.

  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 sources that you want to import.
  4. Click Open.
  5. Select the sources to import and click Validate.
  6. Verify that the sources are correct. If any sources in the JSON file do not specify a content set, Trends prompts you to select a content set for those sources.
  7. Click Import.

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

Last updated: 10/15/2019 3:54 PM | Feedback