Add Markdown to dashboard
A Markdown tile can be anything from a minor note about something on the dashboard to a whole page of formatted information with links and pictures.
Add a Markdown tile
To add a markdown tile to a dashboard
In the upper-right of the dashboard, open the Add menu and select Add markdown.
An Options side panel opens on the right.
In the Options side panel, enter your text.
Use Markdown to format your text and add links and images.
The tile is updated as you edit.
While you're editing text, press Ctrl+Space to see options.
Close the Options side panel when you're done.
Use Markdown to format your annotations.
While you're editing your text:
The side panel on the right shows how the Markdown will be rendered in your annotation.
Press Ctrl+Space to pop up a selectable list of available Markdown elements.
Wrap text in single asterisks (
*like this*) to get italics like this.
Wrap text in double asterisks (
**like this**) to get bold text like this.
Wrap text in double tildes (~~like this~~) to get strikethrough (crossed out) text
Start a line with
> to get blockquotes, where everything before you press Enter is quoted.
Wrap text in backticks (`like this`) to get bold text
Wrap text in triple backticks (```like this```) to show a code block (multiple lines of
To add a heading, start the line with the
# character like this:
# This is your heading text.
To visually separate sections of your annotation, add a horizontal line with three dashes (
Each line of an unordered (bulleted) list starts with an asterisk (
1* Line 12* Line 2
Alternatively, you can use a dash (
1- Line 12- Line 2
An ordered (numbered) list starts with a number and a period (
1.) followed by a space and then your text:
11. The first line of my procedure.22. The second line of my procedure.33. The third line of my procedure.
If you use
1. for each line number, the lines are renumbered automatically when you display the dashboard.
To add a table, define the headers, the column formatting row, and then the rows of data you want to display
1| Header 1 | Header22 --- | ---3 content2 | content2
You can use any printable characters, including emojis such as 😃 and 🌍 and ❤️.
To link to a website, use this format:
[Example text label](https://www.example.com)
1Here's a link to the [Dynatrace website](www.dynatrace.com).
To link to a picture, use this format:
1Here are some of the people who started [Dynatrace](https://www.dynatrace.com).23![Dynatrace founders](https://dt-cdn.net/images/original-dynatrace-team-1500-7334dbe9a8.jpg)
To reference a variable in an annotation, use the variable name prefixed by a
$ character. For example:
1The status is $Status.
If the dashboard has a variable named
Status and the current value of
Good, the above example would appear in your tile as "The status is Good." and it would be updated when the value of
For details on variables, see Add a variable to a dashboard.