Adding variables and templates-options not found

This has got to be a very basic question, but every bit of documentation I’ve found has led me nowhere.

I’m brand new to Grafana, and am working on creating some dashboards from NTOPNG, either natively and/or via InfluxDB. I’ve just installed a spankin’ new instance yesterday, so I’m on 5.3.4.

One tutorial I’d found revolved around templates, which is exactly what I’d like to do, but nowhere can I find a way to create the variables and subsequently the templates. There is no variables section in the configuration settings as suggested there should be…


I’ve got to be missing something terribly basic here, but I can’t for the life of me find it.

A large arrow pointing in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.


I’ve just imported a dashboard for something else that contained this info, and now I see the relevant options present themselves in the settings. However, I still have no idea where it would have been generated from the onset.

I don’t see the templating option either same as original post. Is there a standard way to find and use it?