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Using Honeycomb Boards: Collect and share your queries

Learn how to use the Honeycomb Boards feature to create jumping-off points for exploration in Honeycomb.


Nathan LeClaire [Sales Engineer|Honeycomb]:

Welcome to another episode of Honeycomb training, and today, we’re going to talk about using Honeycomb boards to collect and share your queries. A lot of teams have a need to collect all of the things that they want to see into one place on dashboards, or in Honeycomb’s case, what we call a board. These can serve as great jumping-off points for explorations in your system. In Honeycomb, we encourage a fluid exploratory approach, but it can be very useful to collect and share all of this knowledge into one place with everyone on the team.

So to create a board, use the, “add to board,” button within the query builder when you have a query that you want to save. When you see the creation modal, you’ll be presented with a couple of options. You can either save to an existing board or add it to a totally new one. If you create a board, you might configure the access controls for the board. So you can either make it public for everyone on your team or private to only collaborators that you invite. Select whether you want a list or a visual view board that will show all the query graphs. To access a board that you’ve created previously, use this link on the left-hand side of the menu.

Board permissions and ownership can be configured from the board itself. You can also configure the other settings of the board, like where the queries appear and the time range. Board support in API for basic create, read, update, and delete methods. Here, you can see an example call to read back a board called, “board name.” Here are the other create, update, and delete calls. As far as I know, there’s no Terraform provider, but we always encourage folks that contribute open source. So if your company ever did make one, please let us know so we can share and get everyone in the community very excited. That’s all on using Honeycomb boards. Go forth and enjoy observability.

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