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Copy a responsive dashboard URL

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Copy a responsive dashboard URL

It is not possible to copy a dashboard URL from the browser. You can, however, create a URL that opens the current view of the dashboard, including tabs and breakdown elements. When the link is followed, the ServiceNow platform frame around the dashboard is not included.

Before you begin

You must be able to access the dashboard.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Self-Service > Dashboards or Performance Analytics > Dashboards.
  2. Select the responsive dashboard with the URL you want to copy.
  3. (Optional) Select a specific tab, breakdown, and breakdown element.
  4. Click the context menu (Context menu icon) and select Copy Dashboard URL.

Result

The dashboard URL is copied to your clipboard. Some browsers prompt you to manually copy the URL to your clipboard.

What to do next

Share the URL with other users.

Dashboard URL format

It is possible to link to a Performance Analytics dashboard from your instance. Several URL parameters enable you to specify aspects of the dashboard when the link is followed.

All dashboard URLs follow this format:
https://<instance>.service-now.com/$dashboards.do?
.
Note: Because dashboards are not limited to users of Performance Analytics,
$dashboards.do
replaces
$pa_dashboard
, although both strings work in dashboard URLs.

This base URL is followed by several optional URL query parameters.

Table 1. URL parameters
Parameter Description
sysparm_dashboard=<sys_id> The sys_id of the dashboard to show.
sysparm_tab=<sys_id> The sys_id of the dashboard tab to show. If you do not specify a tab, the leftmost tab is displayed. This parameter applies only if sysparm_dashboard exists.
sysparm_breakdown_source=<sys_id> The sys_id of the dashboard breakdown to show.
sysparm_element=<value> The sys_id or value of breakdown element to show. This parameter applies only if sysparm_breakdown_source also exists. Values are case-sensitive.
sysparm_element_value=<value> The selected element value. This value may be the sys_id of a referenced record, or the database value for a choice list choice. Database values are case-sensitive. This parameter applies only if sysparm_element and syspartm_breakdown_source also exist.
sysparm_header=<value> Controls if the dashboard header appears. Possible values are:
  • Visible — The full header is visible.
  • Hidden — The full header is hidden.
  • Embedded — The header is visible but only the options Refresh, Reset filters, and Export to PDF are visible.
sysparm_breakdown=<value> Controls if the dashboard breakdown appears. Possible values are:
  • Visible — The full breakdown is visible, including both source and element.
  • Hidden — The full breakdown is hidden.
  • Embedded — Only the breakdown element is visible.
  • Readonly — The breakdown is visible but the user cannot change how the filter is configured.

When linking to your instance from an outside source such as a text document or presentation, use nav_to.do instead. For instructions on constructing this URL, see Navigate to a record or module using a URL.

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