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Alert list

Alert lists allow you to display a list of important alerts that you want to track. You can configure the alert list to show the current state of your alert, such as firing, pending, or normal. Learn more about alerts in Grafana Alerting overview.

An alert list visualization

On each dashboard load, this visualization queries the alert list, always providing the most up-to-date results.

Give it a try using Grafana Play

With Grafana Play, you can explore and see how it works, learning from practical examples to accelerate your development. This feature can be seen on Alert List.

Configure an alert list

Once you’ve created a dashboard, the following video shows you how to configure an alert list visualization:

Panel options

In the Panel options section of the panel editor pane, you set basic options like the panel title and description. You can also configure repeating panels in this section. To learn more, refer to Configure panel options.


Use the following options to refine your alert list visualization.

Group mode

Choose between Default grouping to show alert instances grouped by their alert rule, or Custom grouping to show alert instances grouped by a custom set of labels.

Max items

Sets the maximum number of alerts to list. By default, Grafana sets this value to 10.

Sort order

Select how to order the alerts displayed. Choose from:

  • Alphabetical (asc) - Alphabetical order.
  • Alphabetical (desc) - Reverse alphabetical order.
  • Importance - By importance according to the following values, with 1 being the highest:
    • alerting: 1
    • firing: 1
    • no_data: 2
    • pending: 3
    • ok: 4
    • paused: 5
    • inactive: 5
  • Time (asc) - Newest active alert instances first.
  • Time (desc) - Oldest active alert instances first.

Alerts linked to this dashboard

Toggle the switch on to only show alerts from the dashboard the alert list is in.


These options allow you to limit alerts shown to only those that match the query, folder, or tags you choose.

Alert name

Filter alerts by name.

Alert instance label

Filter alert instances using label querying. For example,{severity="critical", instance=~"cluster-us-.+"}.


Filter alerts from the selected data source.


Filter alerts by the selected folder. Only alerts from dashboards in this folder are displayed.

Alert state filter

Choose which alert states to display in this visualization.

  • Alerting / Firing
  • Pending
  • No Data
  • Normal
  • Error