Annotations in table panel in Grafana 8

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
    Grafana 8.4.7 in alpine 3.15 (docker image built from stock Dockerfile).

  • What are you trying to achieve?
    Display annotations content in a table.

  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    Imported dashboard from Grafana 6.6.1 where it works flawlessly.

  • What happened?
    Annotations are visible on graph(old) panels, but table(old) panel says it has no data to show.

  • What did you expect to happen?
    The same behavior as in Grafana 6.6.1 - annotations are visible on both graphs and, in more precise manner - in table panel to examine annotation text more easily (in fact these annotations are device syslogs).

  • Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?
    Here is panel JSON as it was imported into Grafana 8:

{
  "id": 25,
  "gridPos": {
    "h": 6,
    "w": 24,
    "x": 0,
    "y": 1
  },
  "type": "table-old",
  "datasource": {
    "uid": "$datasource"
  },
  "description": "This panel shows the annotations (syslogs, debug alerts) in a tabular format. If \"No data to show\" message is displayed, either annotation checkboxes were disabled in a top control row, or there were no logs for this period of time.",
  "links": [],
  "columns": [],
  "fontSize": "100%",
  "scroll": true,
  "showHeader": true,
  "sort": {
    "col": 0,
    "desc": true
  },
  "styles": [
    {
      "alias": "Time",
      "align": "auto",
      "dateFormat": "YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss",
      "pattern": "Time",
      "type": "date",
      "$$hashKey": "object:373"
    },
    {
      "alias": "",
      "align": "auto",
      "colors": [
        "rgba(245, 54, 54, 0.9)",
        "rgba(237, 129, 40, 0.89)",
        "rgba(50, 172, 45, 0.97)"
      ],
      "dateFormat": "YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss",
      "decimals": 2,
      "pattern": "Title",
      "thresholds": [],
      "type": "hidden",
      "unit": "short",
      "$$hashKey": "object:374"
    },
    {
      "alias": "",
      "align": "auto",
      "colors": [
        "rgba(245, 54, 54, 0.9)",
        "rgba(237, 129, 40, 0.89)",
        "rgba(50, 172, 45, 0.97)"
      ],
      "dateFormat": "YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss",
      "decimals": 2,
      "pattern": "Tags",
      "thresholds": [],
      "type": "hidden",
      "unit": "short",
      "$$hashKey": "object:375"
    },
    {
      "alias": "",
      "align": "",
      "colors": [
        "rgba(245, 54, 54, 0.9)",
        "rgba(237, 129, 40, 0.89)",
        "rgba(50, 172, 45, 0.97)"
      ],
      "dateFormat": "YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss",
      "decimals": 2,
      "link": false,
      "mappingType": 1,
      "pattern": "Text",
      "preserveFormat": true,
      "rangeMaps": [
        {
          "from": "",
          "text": "",
          "to": ""
        }
      ],
      "sanitize": true,
      "thresholds": [],
      "type": "string",
      "unit": "short",
      "valueMaps": [],
      "$$hashKey": "object:376"
    },
    {
      "alias": "",
      "align": "auto",
      "colors": [
        "rgba(245, 54, 54, 0.9)",
        "rgba(237, 129, 40, 0.89)",
        "rgba(50, 172, 45, 0.97)"
      ],
      "decimals": 2,
      "pattern": "/.*/",
      "thresholds": [],
      "type": "number",
      "unit": "short",
      "$$hashKey": "object:377"
    }
  ],
  "targets": [
    {
      "refId": "A",
      "target": ""
    }
  ],
  "transform": "annotations",
  "pageSize": null
}

And here is the same JSON from Grafana 6:

{
  "datasource": "$datasource",
  "columns": [],
  "description": "This panel shows the annotations (syslogs, debug alerts) in a tabular format. If \"No data to show\" message is displayed, either annotation checkboxes were disabled in a top control row, or there were no logs for this period of time.",
  "fontSize": "100%",
  "gridPos": {
    "h": 6,
    "w": 24,
    "x": 0,
    "y": 1
  },
  "id": 25,
  "links": [],
  "options": {},
  "pageSize": null,
  "scroll": true,
  "showHeader": true,
  "sort": {
    "col": 0,
    "desc": true
  },
  "styles": [
    {
      "alias": "Time",
      "align": "auto",
      "dateFormat": "YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss",
      "pattern": "Time",
      "type": "date"
    },
    {
      "alias": "",
      "align": "auto",
      "colorMode": null,
      "colors": [
        "rgba(245, 54, 54, 0.9)",
        "rgba(237, 129, 40, 0.89)",
        "rgba(50, 172, 45, 0.97)"
      ],
      "dateFormat": "YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss",
      "decimals": 2,
      "pattern": "Title",
      "thresholds": [],
      "type": "hidden",
      "unit": "short"
    },
    {
      "alias": "",
      "align": "auto",
      "colorMode": null,
      "colors": [
        "rgba(245, 54, 54, 0.9)",
        "rgba(237, 129, 40, 0.89)",
        "rgba(50, 172, 45, 0.97)"
      ],
      "dateFormat": "YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss",
      "decimals": 2,
      "pattern": "Tags",
      "thresholds": [],
      "type": "hidden",
      "unit": "short"
    },
    {
      "alias": "",
      "align": "",
      "colorMode": null,
      "colors": [
        "rgba(245, 54, 54, 0.9)",
        "rgba(237, 129, 40, 0.89)",
        "rgba(50, 172, 45, 0.97)"
      ],
      "dateFormat": "YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss",
      "decimals": 2,
      "link": false,
      "mappingType": 1,
      "pattern": "Text",
      "preserveFormat": true,
      "rangeMaps": [
        {
          "from": "",
          "text": "",
          "to": ""
        }
      ],
      "sanitize": true,
      "thresholds": [],
      "type": "string",
      "unit": "short",
      "valueMaps": []
    },
    {
      "alias": "",
      "align": "auto",
      "colorMode": null,
      "colors": [
        "rgba(245, 54, 54, 0.9)",
        "rgba(237, 129, 40, 0.89)",
        "rgba(50, 172, 45, 0.97)"
      ],
      "decimals": 2,
      "pattern": "/.*/",
      "thresholds": [],
      "type": "number",
      "unit": "short"
    }
  ],
  "targets": [
    {
      "refId": "A",
      "target": ""
    }
  ],
  "title": "",
  "transform": "annotations",
  "type": "table"
}
  • Did you receive any errors in the Grafana UI or in related logs? If so, please tell us exactly what they were.
    No errors. In networking debug page I see that annotations request is successful and that all the graph panels show them as expected => only table panel behaves not as expected.

  • Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?
    No.

Screenshot of Grafana 6.6.1 with expected behavior: