Grafana removing duplicate values in fields

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?

  • What are you trying to achieve?
    Trying to make a pie chart with values coming from a certain field.

  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    I’m sending a log from elasticsearch with the field failure: [“Test failed”,“Test failed”]

  • What happened?
    The pie chart only shows one count of “Test failed” even though it should show two. It is removing the duplicate. The log comes from a pipeline that does two tests concurrently.

  • What did you expect to happen?
    Pie chart showing two counts of “test failed”. If I were to send for eg. field failure: [“Test failed”,“Failed to reserve resources”]. I would correctly show one count of “Test failed” and one count of “Failed to reserve resources”.

So basically I’m asking is how do I get Grafana to not remove duplicates.

Please post a sample es document (minus confidential data and field name) so that we can try it on our elastic search.

Otherwise it would be guess work without real data

Well it doesn’t really matter. Any Json document like this. If you were to make Grafana pie out of the “failure”, it would only show it once.

  "_index": "testindex",
  "_id": "jasdgjkhUUGY6GUIY89",
  "_version": 1,
  "_score": 1,
  "_source": {
    "@timestamp": "2022-06-23T13:12:34.784Z",
    "message": "request accepted",
  "fields": {
    "": [
    "": [
    "user_agent.original.text": [
    "failure": [
      "test failed",
      "test failed"

it might not matter to you but it does to one that is trying to answer your question.

Using json api.


or infinity UQL

| scope "_source"
| project "fields"
| project "failure"

I can’t choose all fields:
This is how the query looks like: