I’m using a custom Graphite plugin to pair my custom datasource with Grafana using Graphite API.
Recently I decided to try to add new template variable type to Grafana via my plugin, as “custom” type that looks like a dropdown list doesn’t 100% suit me, as it doesn’t keep current selection value in a text box if user clicks on it.
I’ve imported some functionality from ‘app/features/templating/variable’ to use in my plugin in exactly the same way as I import functionality from ‘app/plugins/sdk’. Typescript compilation is successful, but I face problems at runtime - it seems, that unlike with ‘app/plugins/sdk’, ‘app/features/templating/variable’ couldn’t be found and default index.html is imported instead:
# expected expression, got '<' Evaluating http://localhost:3000/public/app/features/templating/variable Evaluating http://localhost:3000/public/plugins/pktlogger-graphite/dropdown_variable.js Evaluating http://localhost:3000/public/plugins/pktlogger-graphite/module.js Loading plugins/pktlogger-graphite/module
The question is why I can import some functionality from the main Grafana tree into my plugin, but can’t import some other functionality? What are alternative ways to add customized variable type?