No more query history in grafana 9.x

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using? grafana 9.0.2 on ubuntu 18.04

  • What are you trying to achieve?
    I cannot find the button “query history” under the web resource /explore after upgrading from version 8.x to 9.x

  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    going to web resource /explore as usual

  • What happened?
    no button “query history” displayed

  • What did you expect to happen?
    Have a button “query history”

  • Did you receive any errors in the Grafana UI or in related logs? If so, please tell us exactly what they were.

  • Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?
    According this blog entry query history should exist

I added the following configuration to force query_history

enabled = true

even if it should not necessary as it is set by default


Thanks for providing the details. I will get back to you once I have more information on this.

According to the official documentation. It is available under the Explore button.

There you run your desired query and have its complete history.

Let me know if this helps you.


thanks for the feedback.

I don’t see anything in the page

Could it be related to the fact that we don’t use grafana authentication (the access is protected by another component) ? Before, anyone could have access to “query history”

Hi @bmm_alc

Ok, now I understand and after investigation we found that this is an expected behavior as the documentation do says that “It requires that the user is logged in”

For e.g. if you go at

There you will see that the query history option is not visible as it needs a login.

Hope this answer your question.