Using Links in Tables


I recently started using the feature to add a link to an entry of a table panel to be forwarded to another dashboard (Grafana 4.2 + Graphite Backend).

But curently I’m facing the following issue:

I have some tables (time series aggregration) where the Colum 0 contains that alias of the metric.
This alias is created by aliasByNode using mutiple elements ( aliasByNode(3, 4, 6, 7) ).
Now I want to know whether there is an option to use these elements as individual elements for the URL since in some other dashboards I have these elements as template variables.

So a small example:
A dashboard shows as table the top 5 ports of a networking infrastructure where the alias is like network.switchname.slotname.portname. I want to add a drilldown link to the table line that goes to a dashboard showing the time series data as chart where the defined template variales are $Network, $Switch, $Slot and $Port.

So anyone an idea whether this is possible or how this could be achieved?
Currently it looks like it is only possible to use the entire value of a table file as a single http variable in the link ($__cell_0 / 1).

Thanks in advance



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You can use a table cell value as a parameter to another dashboard

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thanks for you quick response.
I understood that I can use the cell values as parameters in the URL pointing to another dashboard.

My “problem” is that in a timeseries aggregation table the $__cell_0 does contain the following text:


where main is the building, sw01 is the switch, 0 is the slot of the switch and 1 is the actual port on the slot.
The content of the cell comes from a graphite query using aliasbynode(3,4,6,7).

The dashboard I want to point to is using templating variables to allow the user to select the building, switch, porttype, slot, port using the dropdowns. So the link need to look like:“buildinname”&var-switch=“switchname”&var-porttype=“network”&var-slot=“slotnumber”&var-port=“portnumber”

So it would be necessary to split the content of the cell 0 into multiple variable where the . is the separator.
And I don’t think this is currently possible, or?

Anther option would be that in a timeseries aggregation table I could have multiple columns.
Currently there is only one column for the “label” and other columns for max, avg, min, etc…
If I could have the content of cell 0 split into multiple columns I would be able to address the in the URL.

Not sure whether there is currently a solution.



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hey torkel,
is it possible to use a table cell value as a parameter to the cell value itself?

my cell value contains URL path, but right now when i set the URL value in column style as ${__cell} it appends the hosted link of grafana along with the cell value :frowning:

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Try: ${__cell:raw}

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but in firefox it still appends “https:” before my URL :roll_eyes:

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@jangaraj - Thanks for${__cell:raw}. Fixed my issue after that last upgrade; however, $__cell was working and should have worked as before but this fixed it.

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I have a column, where i use value mapping is there any chance to get the value of variable “before mapping”, because $__cell gives me value “after mapping”

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I am using the grafana 6.7.2.
I have added a link to a cell in a table panel (dashboard-1), which when clicked goes to a different dashboard (dashboard-2).

Now, in dashboard-2, we have a drop-down (same as cell value in dashboard-1). In the drop-down in dashboard-2 i want it should select the same value same as the cell value clicked in dashboard-1.

But currently as i have not sure how this can be achieved. But i have seen we can specify something as {__cell} , didn’t get how can be achieved.

Any one help me on this.


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Create variable in dashboard-2. (cell_val)
The url in cell of dashboard-1 must be like /d/asdfvfdg/dash-name-example?orgId=1&var-cell_val=${__cell}

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Today I update Grafana to 7 version.
How use cell value for hiden field?

In previus version I do like this:

  1. Set Type = Hidden for some field
  2. Get cell value of hidden field like ${__cell_hiddenFieldId}

Affter update i can’t get cell value of hidden field.
Overides option data link ${__data.fields[0]}, show first VISIBLE field. But I want to get value from first field of query request.

And another problem is to use values in url title. {__data.fields[header]} Tooltip worked fine with {__cell} in Grafana 6.

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Hello, I’ve met same issue. Do you have any solution?

This has been reported as a bug/feature request in the Github issue log (see below). Currently saying it may be fixed in 7.2

It’s a regression from the old table panel and there are also many other features of the old table panel now missing from the new table panel. I am just using the old table panel as it meets my needs much better than the new one. If you want to do the same then you can either cut/paste old table panels to create new ones or manually change the panel JSON and change type so it’s:

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