I’m finding the use of Grafana dashboard constants to be unreliable. I’m probably doing something wrong. Here’s the situation: I create a dashboard with hidden constants, e.g., instance, node, etc. I set the value of the constant. And then I use the dashboard. My intent was to share certain elements from dashboard to dashboard to make creating new ones easy.
But… when I access the dashboard I find that the constant variables are being overridden. There’s no ‘var-instance’ or ‘var-node’, etc. in the URL but the variables are still not the ones I set in the dashboard definition. When I use Chrome Dev Tools I see that the variables are being retrieved but that the ‘current’ value is the override value and the ‘options’ are the dashboard pre-set value.
What am I missing?