Use existing datasource backend

I have a postgres database and am currently using the builtin psql plugin. I’d like to create a custom datasource plugin in order to have a less complex and more relevant to my use-case version of the built-in query builder. As I only need to modify the “frontend” side, is there a way for me to interface with the backend of the psql plugin?

Hi @lucianolim currently there’s no “plugins for plugins”. The only way you can create a customized version of a plugin is either by submitting a pull request in their project with your desired feature or forking the plugin yourself.

You can also try to open an issue in the project’s page (in the case of psql is the grafana repo) and see if the developers can take your case in consideration.

Finally you can always create your own datasource plugin which will probably be a considerably amount of work.