Unable to set custom query tempo datasource

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

  • What are you trying to achieve?
    trying to provision tempo using the yaml file
    in the jsonData/traceToLogs i am able to set all the fields like spanStartTimeShift, filterByTraceId
    but i can’t figure out how to toggle “Use custom query” to on and set the query value

  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    by using the provisioning yaml file

  • What happened?

all other values are shown correctly in the datasource config except “Use custom query” is turned off and query text is not set

  • What did you expect to happen?

“Use custom query” to be on and query text set as per yaml

  • Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?
- name: Tempo
  type: tempo
  uid: tempo
  access: proxy
  orgId: 1
  url: http://tempo:3200
  basicAuth: false
  isDefault: false
  editable: true
    httpMethod: GET
      datasourceUid: loki
      spanStartTimeShift: '-1h'
      spanEndTimeShift: '+1h'
      filterByTraceID: false
      filterBySpanID: false
      customQuery: true
      query: '{{exporter="OTLP"} | json | trace_id="${__span.traceId}" | span_id="${__span.spanId}"}'
      datasourceUid: prometheus
  • 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?

tried to find it in the grafana documentation but nothing came up