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Data and time range in custom scene objects

Custom scene objects can use data and time range information added to a scene to perform additional operations. This topic describes how to use these properties in renderers and custom object classes.

To learn more about data and time range configuration, refer to Data and time range first.

Use data

In custom scene object use sceneGraph.getData(model) call to find and subscribe to the closest parent that has a SceneDataProvider. This means it uses $data set on its own level or shares data with other siblings and scene objects if $data is set on any parent level.

Use data in a renderer

In your custom scene object renderer, you can subscribe to the closest SceneDataProvider by using the sceneGraph.getData utility:

import { sceneGraph, SceneObjectState, SceneObjectBase, SceneComponentProps } from '@grafana/scenes';

interface CustomObjectState extends SceneObjectState {}

class CustomObject extends SceneObjectBase<CustomObjectState> {
static Component = CustomObjectRenderer;

function CustomObjectRenderer({ model }: SceneComponentProps<CustomObject>) {
const data = sceneGraph.getData(model).useState();

return (
<pre>Time range: {JSON.stringify(}</pre>
<pre>Data: {JSON.stringify(}</pre>

Use data in a custom object class

You can also use data in your custom object class. To do so, use an activation handler. In the activation handler, get the closest SceneDataProvider using sceneGraph.getData(this). Then, subscribe to SceneDataProvider state changes using the subscribeToState method of the SceneObjectBase:

class CustomObject extends SceneObjectBase<CustomObjectState> {
static Component = CustomObjectRenderer;

constructor() {
this.addActivationHandler(() => this.activationHandler());

private activationHandler() {
const sourceData = sceneGraph.getData(this);

this._subs.add(sourceData.subscribeToState((state) => console.log(state)));

The subscription returned from sourceData.subscribeToState is added to this._subs. Because of this, you don't need to do any cleanup when the custom object is destroyed, as the library will take care of unsubscribing.

Use time range

Similarly to data, you can use the closest time range in a custom scene object using sceneGraph.getTimeRange(model). This method can be used both in the custom object class and the renderer, as described previously in the Use data section.

Source code

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