Create a CloudWatch dashboard - Amazon CloudWatch

Create a CloudWatch dashboard

The following code examples show how to create an Amazon CloudWatch dashboard.

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.NET
AWS SDK for .NET
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There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the AWS Code Examples Repository.

/// <summary> /// Set up a dashboard using a call to the wrapper class. /// </summary> /// <param name="customMetricNamespace">The metric namespace.</param> /// <param name="customMetricName">The metric name.</param> /// <param name="dashboardName">The name of the dashboard.</param> /// <returns>A list of validation messages.</returns> private static async Task<List<DashboardValidationMessage>> SetupDashboard( string customMetricNamespace, string customMetricName, string dashboardName) { // Get the dashboard model from configuration. var newDashboard = new DashboardModel(); _configuration.GetSection("dashboardExampleBody").Bind(newDashboard); // Add a new metric to the dashboard. newDashboard.Widgets.Add(new Widget { Height = 8, Width = 8, Y = 8, X = 0, Type = "metric", Properties = new Properties { Metrics = new List<List<object>> { new() { customMetricNamespace, customMetricName } }, View = "timeSeries", Region = "us-east-1", Stat = "Sum", Period = 86400, YAxis = new YAxis { Left = new Left { Min = 0, Max = 100 } }, Title = "Custom Metric Widget", LiveData = true, Sparkline = true, Trend = true, Stacked = false, SetPeriodToTimeRange = false } }); var newDashboardString = JsonSerializer.Serialize(newDashboard, new JsonSerializerOptions { DefaultIgnoreCondition = JsonIgnoreCondition.WhenWritingNull }); var validationMessages = await _cloudWatchWrapper.PutDashboard(dashboardName, newDashboardString); return validationMessages; } /// <summary> /// Wrapper to create or add to a dashboard with metrics. /// </summary> /// <param name="dashboardName">The name for the dashboard.</param> /// <param name="dashboardBody">The metric data in JSON for the dashboard.</param> /// <returns>A list of validation messages for the dashboard.</returns> public async Task<List<DashboardValidationMessage>> PutDashboard(string dashboardName, string dashboardBody) { // Updating a dashboard replaces all contents. // Best practice is to include a text widget indicating this dashboard was created programmatically. var dashboardResponse = await _amazonCloudWatch.PutDashboardAsync( new PutDashboardRequest() { DashboardName = dashboardName, DashboardBody = dashboardBody }); return dashboardResponse.DashboardValidationMessages; }
  • For API details, see PutDashboard in AWS SDK for .NET API Reference.

Java
SDK for Java 2.x
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There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the AWS Code Examples Repository.

public static void createDashboardWithMetrics(CloudWatchClient cw, String dashboardName, String fileName) { try { PutDashboardRequest dashboardRequest = PutDashboardRequest.builder() .dashboardName(dashboardName) .dashboardBody(readFileAsString(fileName)) .build(); PutDashboardResponse response = cw.putDashboard(dashboardRequest); System.out.println(dashboardName + " was successfully created."); List<DashboardValidationMessage> messages = response.dashboardValidationMessages(); if (messages.isEmpty()) { System.out.println("There are no messages in the new Dashboard"); } else { for (DashboardValidationMessage message : messages) { System.out.println("Message is: " + message.message()); } } } catch (CloudWatchException | IOException e) { System.err.println(e.getMessage()); System.exit(1); } }
  • For API details, see PutDashboard in AWS SDK for Java 2.x API Reference.

Kotlin
SDK for Kotlin
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There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the AWS Code Examples Repository.

suspend fun createDashboardWithMetrics(dashboardNameVal: String, fileNameVal: String) { val dashboardRequest = PutDashboardRequest { dashboardName = dashboardNameVal dashboardBody = readFileAsString(fileNameVal) } CloudWatchClient { region = "us-east-1" }.use { cwClient -> val response = cwClient.putDashboard(dashboardRequest) println("$dashboardNameVal was successfully created.") val messages = response.dashboardValidationMessages if (messages != null) { if (messages.isEmpty()) { println("There are no messages in the new Dashboard") } else { for (message in messages) { println("Message is: ${message.message}") } } } } }
  • For API details, see PutDashboard in AWS SDK for Kotlin API reference.

For a complete list of AWS SDK developer guides and code examples, see Using CloudWatch with an AWS SDK. This topic also includes information about getting started and details about previous SDK versions.