Cannot get data linking to work

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
    Grafana: v10.1.5 (849c612fcb)
    OS: Ubuntu 20.04

  • What are you trying to achieve?
    Trying to link between a “master” view and a “details” view using a data link and cannot get it to work. I am keeping things as simple as possible since I have never used data linking between Grafana visualizations before.

  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    In the master view (a Stat visualization), I set up a data link to pass the value to the detail view (a Text visualization).

The data link in the master:

The variable references in the Text visualization in the detail:

  • What happened?
    When I hover the mouse over the Stat visualization, the URL that it will navigate to when clicked shows the URL with the variable I set up with the correct value.

However, in the detail view it doesn’t display the value that’s being sent. I’ve tried variations of naming and nothing works. It just shows the variable reference (e.g. ${var1)), rather than the value of the Stat view.


  • What did you expect to happen?
    The data parameters to be passed from the master to the detail view and be displayed in the detail view.

  • Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?
    Not sure what I should try to paste here.

  • Did you receive any errors in the Grafana UI or in related logs? If so, please tell us exactly what they were.
    No errors.

  • Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?