Creating dashboards - Amazon Managed Grafana

Creating dashboards

This documentation topic is designed for Grafana workspaces that support Grafana version 9.x.

For Grafana workspaces that support Grafana version 8.x, see Working in Grafana version 8.

Creating a dashboard

Dashboards and panels allow you to show your data in visual form using Grafana. Each panel needs at least one query to display a visualization. Before you get started, complete the following prerequisites.

  • Ensure that you have the proper permissions. For more information about permissions, see Users, teams, and permissions.

  • Identify the dashboard to which you want to add the panel.

  • Understand the query language of the target data source.

  • Ensure that data source for which you are writing a query has been added.

To create a dashboard:

  1. Sign into Grafana, hover your cursor over Dashboard, and click + New Dashboard.

  2. Click Add a new panel.

  3. In the first line of the Query tab, click the dropdown list and select a data source.

  4. Write or construct a query in the query language of your data source.

  5. In the Visualization list, select a visualization type. Grafana displays a preview of your query results with the visualization applied. For more information, see Visualizations options.

  6. Adjust panel settings in the following ways.

  7. Add a note to describe the visualization (or describe your changes) and then click Save in the upper-right corner of the page.


    Notes are helpful if you need to revert the dashboard to a previous version.

Configuring repeating rows

You can configure Grafana to dynamically add panels or rows to a dashboard based on the value of a variable. Variables dynamically change your queries across all rows in a dashboard. For more information about repeating panels, see Configure repeating panels.

You can also repeat rows if you have variables set with Multi-value or Include all values selected.

Before you get started, ensure that the query includes a multi-value variable, then you should complete the following steps.

  1. On the dashboard home page, click Add panel.

  2. On the Add a panel dialog box, click Add a new row.

  3. Hover over the row title and click the cog icon.

  4. On the Row Options dialog box, add a title and select the variable for which you want to add repeating rows.


    To provide context to dashboard users, add the variable to the row title.

To move a panel

  1. Open the dashboard.

  1. Click the panel title and drag the panel to the new location. You can place a panel on a dashboard in any location.

To resize a panel

  1. Open the dashboard.

  2. To adjust the size of the panel, click and drag the lower-right corner of the panel. You can size a dashboard panel to suits your needs.