Release Notes for Grafana v4.4.x


Grafana v4.4.0 is now available for download.


  • Dashboard History - version control for dashboards.

The changelog with a list of all the changes can be found below. The blog post for this release can be found here.

New Features

Dashboard History: View dashboard version history, compare any two versions (summary & json diffs), restore to old version. This big feature
was contributed by Walmart Labs. Big thanks to them for this massive contribution!
Initial feature request: #4638
Pull Request: #8472


  • Elasticsearch: Added filter aggregation label #8420, thx @tianzk
  • Sensu: Added option for source and handler #8405, thx @joemiller
  • CSV: Configurable csv export datetime format #8058, thx @cederigo
  • Table Panel: Column style that preserves formatting/indentation (like pre tag) #6617
  • DingDing: Add DingDing Alert Notifier #8473 thx @jiamliang

Minor Enhancements

Bug Fixes

  • Graph: Bug fix for negative values in histogram mode #8628


4.4.1 (2017-07-05)

Bug Fixes

  • Migrations: migration fails where dashboard.created_by is null #8783


4.4.2 (2017-08-01)

Bug Fixes

  • GrafanaDB(mysql): Fix for column type, now changed to MEDIUMTEXT, fixes #8813
  • Dashboard(settings): Closing setting views using ESC key did not update url correctly, fixes #8869
  • InfluxDB: Wrong username/password parameter name when using direct access, fixes #8789
  • Forms(TextArea): Bug fix for no scroll in text areas #8797
  • Png Render API: Bug fix for timeout url parameter. It now works as it should. Default value was also increased from 30 to 60 seconds #8710
  • Search: Fux fir not being able to close search by clicking on right side of search result container, 8848
  • Cloudwatch: Fix for using variables in templating metrics() query, 8965


  • Settings(defaults): allow_sign_up default changed from true to false #8743
  • Settings(defaults): allow_org_create default changed from true to false


4.4.3 (2017-08-07)

Bug Fixes

  • Search: Fix for issue that casued search view to hide when you clicked starred or tags filters, fixes #8981
  • Modals: ESC key now closes modal again, fixes #8981, thx @j-white