Exporting dashboards

You can export dashboards for backing up the configuration, or so they can be imported into other Catalogs on your IBM® API Connect system. If Spaces are enabled in a Catalog, exported dashboards can also be imported into a Space.

Dashboards are exported as .json files, which can then be imported. When you export, the filters that are currently applied are preserved in the exported file.

Before you begin

To export dashboards, you must either be the owner of the API provider organization, or be assigned a role that has the Analytics > Manage permission for the selected Catalog or Space. For information about enabling Spaces in a new or existing Catalog, see Creating and configuring Catalogs and Enabling Spaces in a Catalog. For more information about assigning Catalog or Space permissions to a role, see Managing Catalog membership and Managing Space membership.


To export one or more dashboards, complete the following steps:

  1. If you are not already in the Dashboard application, select Dashboard to view the list of available dashboards.
    The list of saved dashboards is displayed.
  2. From the Dashboards tab, export one, several, or all dashboards as follows:
    • To export a single dashboard, locate the dashboard, select its check box, and then select Export.
    • To export several dashboards, locate each dashboard and select its check box. Then select Export.
    • To export all dashboards, select the Select All check box at the beginning of the Name column. Then select Export.
    Tip: If you have a large set of saved dashboards, you can either browse through the list or use the filter to locate the dashboards.
  3. Choose to save the file, which is named export.json by default. The file is saved to the download location that is configured for your browser. If you intend to export more than once, and you are exporting to the same location each time, you might want to rename each file with a meaningful name to help you differentiate between them.