What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
What are you trying to achieve?
My apologies if this is a very basic, but I am very new to Grafana and I’m trying to get my feet underneath me. Basically, I’ve got an ELK stack set up and I am curious if there is a way to programmatically connect to Grafana and pull some or all data from a specific dashboard. For example, I’ve got a dashboard that displays CPU Utilization, Memory Utilization, and Disk I/O for a given timeframe. Is there a way that I could write a Golang program, or use curl to pull down just the CPU data from time X to Time Y?
How are you trying to achieve it?
Ideally, if there is a Golang plugin, I’d like to use that. However, if that is not that on the table, I’m open to however this can be done.
I don’t actually have a plan for how to make this work. I’m looking to see if this is actually possible.
What did you expect to happen?
Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?
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?
Thanks, @mattabrams! That’s a really good idea. I’ve started looking into that and it’s a little more complicated than I had anticipated. Please let me approach this from a different angle.
I have been poking around on the UI a bit and I’ve noticed that I can drill down into a specific view in the dashboard and from there, I can click on the title, then select More → Export CSV. Like this:
That might actually do what I need it to do. Is there a way to do that programmatically?
It doesn’t look like we have an HTTP API endpoint for triggering the CSV export. Short of that feature, I think you’d have to use some headless browser API like puppeteer to perform that specific action programmatically.
In the newer version of Grafana Enterprise, there is a reporting feature, but that’s not what you want.
Because Grafana is just a visualization layer that sits on top of datasources, it might be best to script something that calls the datasource directly, if you just want the raw data…I hope this helps!
That’s a bit of a bummer, but thanks for the definitive answer.
Back to the queries!