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## Browse Dashboard
+## Changing the Dashboard
+Currently, the dashboard is generated from a series of template files that can
+be found in the `templates/` directory. Each graph is a "visualization" which
+is create from a search and different visualization states. Many graphs are
+combined in a "dashboard".
+In order to have a new graph in dashboard, you need to:
+* maybe create a new search.
+* create a new visualization.
+* add the new visualization to the dashboard.
+The way we have been doing is to first create temporary searches,
+visualizations and dashboards by hand in kibana, and then export them and use
+the exported data as a basis to modify the templates in this repository. To
+export these objects, go to the main kibana page, and then click Management ->
+Saved Objects -> Select the appropriate object -> Export.
+If you add or modify fields you might also have to update the index pattern. To
+export the index pattern, do the following:
+ curl --netrc -X GET https://moose.leap.se:9200/.kibana/dashboard#/benchmark*