Using POST to update Dashboard

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
  • What are you trying to achieve?
    We have upgraded our Grafana to 9.5 and have multiple dashboards, located in different folders, with the same name. I am working to update all of these dashboard names and add tags using a script.
  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    Using a POST method to update the dashboards.
  • What happened?
    POST works but it overwrites the dashboard and the panels that were on the dashboard are removed.
  • What did you expect to happen?
    Only the name and tags would be edited. Panels remain on the dashboard as is.
  • Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?
    I have added panels in the payload below but I am having issues populating dashboard_panels.
    I use the GET method to populate dashboard_data. Then try to get the panel data into dashboard_panels. It works for dashboard_uid and dashbaord_id, but not for dashboard_panels.
    dashboard_data = get_dashboardid(base_url, grafana_token, folder_id, page)
    dashboard_uid = dashboard_data[0][‘uid’]
    dashboard_id = dashboard_data[0][‘id’]
    dashboard_panels = dashboard_data[0][‘panels’]

payload = json.dumps({
“dashboard”: {
“id”: dashboard_id,
“uid”: dashboard_uid,
“panels”: dashboard_panels,
“title”: f"{page} {app_name}“,
“tags”: [ f”{page}“,
f”{app_name}" ],
“timezone”: “”,
“schemaVersion”: 38,
“version”: 2,
“refresh”: “”
“folderId”: folder_id,
“folderUid”: “”,
“message”: “Updated name and tags”,
“overwrite”: True

  • Did you receive any errors in the Grafana UI or in related logs? If so, please tell us exactly what they were.

  • Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?