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= Gerrit Code Review - Dashboards
== Custom Dashboards
A custom dashboard is shown in a layout similar to the per-user
dashboard, but the sections are entirely configured from the URL.
Because of this custom dashboards are stateless on the server side.
Users or projects can simply trade URLs using an external system like
a project wiki, or site administrators can put the links into the
site's `GerritHeader.html` or `GerritFooter.html`.
Dashboards are available via URLs like:
This opens a view showing the title "Custom View" with two sections,
"To Review" and "Pending in myproject":
Custom View
To Review
Results of ``
Pending In myproject
Results of `project:myproject is:open`
The dashboard URLs are easy to configure. All keys and values in the
URL are encoded as query parameters. Set the page and window title
using an optional `title=Text` parameter.
Each section's title is defined by the parameter name, the section
display order is defined by the order the parameters appear in the
URL, and the query results are defined by the parameter value. To
limit the number of rows in a query use `limit:N`, otherwise the
entire result set will be shown (up to the user's query limit).
Parameters may be separated from each other using any of the following
characters, as some users may find one more readable than another:
`&` or `;` or `,`
The special `foreach=...` parameter is designed to facilitate
more easily writing similar queries in a dashboard. The value of the
foreach parameter will be used in every query in the dashboard by
appending it to their ends with a space (ANDing it with the queries).
Example custom dashboard using foreach to constrain a dashboard
to changes for the current user:
== Project Dashboards
It is possible to share custom dashboards at a project level. To do
this define the dashboards in a `+refs/meta/dashboards/*+` branch of the
project. For each dashboard create a config file. The file path/name
will be used as name (equivalent to a title in a custom dashboard) for
the dashboard.
Example of a dashboard config file:
description = Most recent open and merged changes.
[section "Open Changes"]
query = status:open project:myProject limit:15
[section "Merged Changes"]
query = status:merged project:myProject limit:15
Once defined, project dashboards are accessible using stable URLs by
using the project name, refname and pathname of the dashboard via URLs
, e.g. create a dashboard config file named `Main` and push it
to `refs/meta/dashboards/Site` branch of All-Projects, then access it
Project dashboards are inherited from ancestor projects unless
overridden by dashboards with the same ref and name. This makes
it easy to define common dashboards for every project by simply
defining project dashboards on the All-Projects project.
=== Token `${project}`
Project dashboard queries may contain the special `${project}` token
which will be replaced with the name of the project to which the
dashboard is being applied. This is useful for defining dashboards
designed to be inherited. With this token, it is possible to cause a
query in a project dashboard to be restricted to only changes for the
project in which an inherited dashboard is being applied by simply
adding `project:${project}` to the query in the dashboard.
The `${project}` token can also be used in the link:#dashboard.title[
dashboard title] and in the link:#dashboard.description[dashboard
=== Section `dashboard`
The title of the dashboard.
If not specified the path of the dashboard config file is used as
The description of the dashboard.
The value of the foreach parameter gets appended to every query in the
Example dashboard config section to constrain the entire dashboard to
the project to which it is applied:
foreach = project:${project}
=== Section `section`
The change query that should be used to populate the section with the
given name.
== Project Default Dashboard
It is possible to define a default dashboard for a project in the
projects `project.config` file in the `refs/meta/config` branch:
default = refs/meta/dashboards/main:default
The dashboard set as the default dashboard will be inherited as the
default dashboard by child projects if they do not define their own
default dashboard. The `local-default` entry makes it possible to
define a different default dashboard that is only used by this project
but not inherited to the child projects.
default = refs/meta/dashboards/main:default
local-default = refs/meta/dashboards/main:local
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