Adding a panel - Amazon Managed Grafana

Adding a panel

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.

You can use panels to show your data in visual form. This topic walks you through the basic steps to build a panel.

To add a panel to a dashboard
  1. Choose the dashboard that you want to add a panel to.

  2. Choose the Add panel icon.

  3. Choose Add new panel.

    The Grafana workspace creates an empty graph panel with your default data source selected.

  4. While not required, we recommend that you add a helpful title and description to your panel. You can optionally use variables that you have defined in either field, but not global variables. For more information, see Templates and variables.

    • Panel title – Text entered in this field is displayed at the top of your panel in the panel editor and in the dashboard.

    • Description – Text entered in this field is displayed in a tooltip in the upper-left corner of the panel. Write a description of the panel and the data that you are displaying.

  5. Write a query for the panel. To display a visualization, each panel needs at least one query. You write queries on the Query tab of the panel editor. For more information, see Queries.

    1. Choose a data source. In the first line of the Query tab, choose the dropdown list to see all available data sources. This list includes all data sources that you added. For more information about data sources, see Data sources.

    2. Write or construct a query in the query language of your data source. Options will vary. See your specific data source documentation for specific guidelines.

  6. In the Visualization section of the Panel tab, choose a visualization type. The Grafana workspace displays a preview of your query results with that visualization applied.

  7. We recommend that you add a note to describe your changes before you choose Save. Notes are helpful if you need to revert the dashboard to a previous version.

  8. To save the dashboard, choose Save in the upper-right corner of the screen.