Panel editor - Amazon Managed Grafana

Panel editor

This documentation topic is designed for Grafana workspaces that support Grafana version 8.x.

For Grafana workspaces that support Grafana version 9.x, see Working in Grafana version 9.

This topic describes the parts of the Amazon Managed Grafana panel editor, and it includes links to where you can find more information.

Opening the panel editor

There are several ways to access the panel editor, also called the Edit Panel screen, edit mode, or panel edit mode.

  • Choose the Add panel icon at the top of the screen, and then choose Add new panel. The new panel opens in the panel editor. For more information about how to add a panel, see Adding a panel.

  • Choose the title of an existing panel, and then choose Edit. The panel opens in edit mode.

  • Choose anywhere on an existing panel, and then press e on your keyboard. The panel opens in edit mode.

Resizing panel editor sections

Drag to resize sections of the panel editor. If the side pane becomes too narrow, the Panel, Field, and Overrides tabs change to a dropdown list.

Parts of the panel editor

This section describes the parts of the panel editor screen, with information about fields, options, or tasks associated with each part.

The header section lists the name of the dashboard that the panel is in and some dashboard commands. You can also choose the Go back arrow to return to the dashboard.

On the right side of the header are the following options:

  • Dashboard settings (gear) icon – Choose to access the dashboard settings.

  • Discard Choose to discard all changes that you have made to the panel since you last saved the dashboard.

  • Save – Choose to saves the dashboard, including all changes that you have made in the panel editor.

  • Apply – Choose to apply changes that you made and then close the panel editor, returning to the dashboard. Also save the dashboard to persist the applied changes.

Visualization preview

The visualization preview section contains viewing options, time range controls, the visualization preview, and (if applicable) the panel title, axes, and legend.

  • Fill – The visualization preview fills the available space in the preview part. If you change the width of the side pane or height of the bottom pane, the visualization adapts to fill whatever space is available.

  • Fit – The visualization preview fills in the available space, but it preserves the aspect ratio of the panel.

  • Exact – The visualization preview has the exact size as the size on the dashboard. If not enough space is available, the visualization scales down, preserving the aspect ratio.

  • Time range controls – For more information, see Time range controls. .

Data section (lowest pane)

The data section contains tabs where you enter queries, transform your data, and create alert rules (if applicable).

  • Query tab – Select your data source and enter queries here. For more information, see Queries.

  • Transform tab – Apply data transformations. For more information, see Transformations.

  • Alert tab – Write alert rules. For more information, see Grafana alerting.

Panel and field options (side pane)

This section contains tabs where you control almost every aspect of how your data is visualized. Not all tabs are available for each visualization.

Features on these tabs are documented in the following topics: