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module.string (deprecated)


Starting with release v0.40, module.string is deprecated and is replaced by import.string. module.string will be removed in a future release.

BETA: This is a beta component. Beta components are subject to breaking changes, and may be replaced with equivalent functionality that cover the same use case.

module.string is a module loader component. A module loader is a Grafana Agent Flow component which retrieves a module and runs the components defined inside of it.


module.string "LABEL" {
  content = CONTENT

  arguments {


The following arguments are supported:

contentsecret or stringThe contents of the module to load as a secret or string.yes

content is a string that contains the configuration of the module to load. content is typically loaded by using the exports of another component. For example,

  • local.file.LABEL.content
  • remote.http.LABEL.content
  • remote.s3.LABEL.content


The following blocks are supported inside the definition of module.string:

argumentsargumentsArguments to pass to the

arguments block

The arguments block specifies the list of values to pass to the loaded module.

The attributes provided in the arguments block are validated based on the argument blocks defined in the module source:

  • If a module source marks one of its arguments as required, it must be provided as an attribute in the arguments block of the module loader.

  • Attributes in the argument block of the module loader will be rejected if they are not defined in the module source.

Exported fields

The following fields are exported and can be referenced by other components:

exportsmap(any)The exports of the Module loader.

exports exposes the export config block inside a module. It can be accessed from the parent config via module.string.LABEL.exports.EXPORT_LABEL.

Values in exports correspond to export blocks defined in the module source.

Component health

module.string is reported as healthy if the most recent load of the module was successful.

If the module is not loaded successfully, the current health displays as unhealthy and the health includes the error from loading the module.

Debug information

module.string does not expose any component-specific debug information.

Debug metrics

module.string does not expose any component-specific debug metrics.


In this example, we pass credentials from a parent config to a module which loads a prometheus.remote_write component. The exports of the prometheus.remote_write component are exposed to parent config, allowing the parent config to pass metrics to it.


local.file "metrics" {
  filename = "/path/to/prometheus_remote_write_module.river"

module.string "metrics" {
  content = local.file.metrics.content

  arguments {
    username = env("PROMETHEUS_USERNAME")
    password = env("PROMETHEUS_PASSWORD")

prometheus.exporter.unix "default" { }

prometheus.scrape "local_agent" {
  targets         = prometheus.exporter.unix.default.targets
  forward_to      = [module.string.metrics.exports.prometheus_remote_write.receiver]
  scrape_interval = "10s"


argument "username" { }

argument "password" { }

export "prometheus_remote_write" {
  value = prometheus.remote_write.grafana_cloud

prometheus.remote_write "grafana_cloud" {
  endpoint {
    url = ""

    basic_auth {
      username = argument.username.value
      password = argument.password.value