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HTTP APIData source HTTP API

Data source API

Get all data sources

GET /api/datasources

Example Request:

GET /api/datasources HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

[
   {
     "id": 1,
     "orgId": 1,
     "uid": "H8joYFVGz"
     "name": "datasource_elastic",
     "type": "elasticsearch",
     "typeLogoUrl": "public/app/plugins/datasource/elasticsearch/img/elasticsearch.svg",
     "access": "proxy",
     "url": "http://mydatasource.com",
     "password": "",
     "user": "",
     "database": "grafana-dash",
     "basicAuth": false,
     "isDefault": false,
     "jsonData": {
         "esVersion": 5,
         "logLevelField": "",
         "logMessageField": "",
         "maxConcurrentShardRequests": 256,
         "timeField": "@timestamp"
     },
     "readOnly": false
   }
]

Get a single data source by Id

GET /api/datasources/:datasourceId

Example Request:

GET /api/datasources/1 HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "id": 1,
  "uid": "kLtEtcRGk",
  "orgId": 1,
  "name": "test_datasource",
  "type": "graphite",
  "typeLogoUrl": "",
  "access": "proxy",
  "url": "http://mydatasource.com",
  "password": "",
  "user": "",
  "database": "",
  "basicAuth": false,
  "basicAuthUser": "",
  "basicAuthPassword": "",
  "withCredentials": false,
  "isDefault": false,
  "jsonData": {
    "graphiteType": "default",
    "graphiteVersion": "1.1"
  },
  "secureJsonFields": {},
  "version": 1,
  "readOnly": false
}

Get a single data source by UID

GET /api/datasources/uid/:uid

Example request:

GET /api/datasources/uid/kLtEtcRGk HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "id": 1,
  "uid": "kLtEtcRGk",
  "orgId": 1,
  "name": "test_datasource",
  "type": "graphite",
  "typeLogoUrl": "",
  "access": "proxy",
  "url": "http://mydatasource.com",
  "password": "",
  "user": "",
  "database": "",
  "basicAuth": false,
  "basicAuthUser": "",
  "basicAuthPassword": "",
  "withCredentials": false,
  "isDefault": false,
  "jsonData": {
    "graphiteType": "default",
    "graphiteVersion": "1.1"
  },
  "secureJsonFields": {},
  "version": 1,
  "readOnly": false
}

Get a single data source by Name

GET /api/datasources/name/:name

Example Request:

GET /api/datasources/name/test_datasource HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "id": 1,
  "uid": "kLtEtcRGk",
  "orgId": 1,
  "name": "test_datasource",
  "type": "graphite",
  "typeLogoUrl": "",
  "access": "proxy",
  "url": "http://mydatasource.com",
  "password": "",
  "user": "",
  "database": "",
  "basicAuth": false,
  "basicAuthUser": "",
  "basicAuthPassword": "",
  "withCredentials": false,
  "isDefault": false,
  "jsonData": {
    "graphiteType": "default",
    "graphiteVersion": "1.1"
  },
  "secureJsonFields": {},
  "version": 1,
  "readOnly": false
}

Get data source Id by Name

GET /api/datasources/id/:name

Example Request:

GET /api/datasources/id/test_datasource HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "id":1
}

Create a data source

POST /api/datasources

Example Graphite Request:

POST /api/datasources HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

{
  "name":"test_datasource",
  "type":"graphite",
  "url":"http://mydatasource.com",
  "access":"proxy",
  "basicAuth":false
}

Example Graphite Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "datasource": {
    "id": 1,
    "orgId": 1,
    "name": "test_datasource",
    "type": "graphite",
    "typeLogoUrl": "",
    "access": "proxy",
    "url": "http://mydatasource.com",
    "password": "",
    "user": "",
    "database": "",
    "basicAuth": false,
    "basicAuthUser": "",
    "basicAuthPassword": "",
    "withCredentials": false,
    "isDefault": false,
    "jsonData": {},
    "secureJsonFields": {},
    "version": 1,
    "readOnly": false
  },
  "id": 1,
  "message": "Datasource added",
  "name": "test_datasource"
}

Note: By defining password and basicAuthPassword under secureJsonData Grafana encrypts them securely as an encrypted blob in the database. The response then lists the encrypted fields under secureJsonFields.

Example Graphite Request with basic auth enabled:

POST /api/datasources HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

{
  "name": "test_datasource",
  "type": "graphite",
  "url": "http://mydatasource.com",
  "access": "proxy",
  "basicAuth": true,
  "basicAuthUser": "basicuser",
  "secureJsonData": {
    "basicAuthPassword": "basicpassword"
  }
}

Example Response with basic auth enabled:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "datasource": {
    "id": 1,
    "orgId": 1,
    "name": "test_datasource",
    "type": "graphite",
    "typeLogoUrl": "",
    "access": "proxy",
    "url": "http://mydatasource.com",
    "password": "",
    "user": "",
    "database": "",
    "basicAuth": true,
    "basicAuthUser": "basicuser",
    "basicAuthPassword": "",
    "withCredentials": false,
    "isDefault": false,
    "jsonData": {},
    "secureJsonFields": {
      "basicAuthPassword": true
    },
    "version": 1,
    "readOnly": false
  },
  "id": 102,
  "message": "Datasource added",
  "name": "test_datasource"
}

Example CloudWatch Request:

POST /api/datasources HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

{
  "name": "test_datasource",
  "type": "cloudwatch",
  "url": "http://monitoring.us-west-1.amazonaws.com",
  "access": "proxy",
  "jsonData": {
    "authType": "keys",
    "defaultRegion": "us-west-1"
  },
  "secureJsonData": {
    "accessKey": "Ol4pIDpeKSA6XikgOl4p",
    "secretKey": "dGVzdCBrZXkgYmxlYXNlIGRvbid0IHN0ZWFs"
  }
}

Update an existing data source

PUT /api/datasources/:datasourceId

Example Request:

PUT /api/datasources/1 HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

{
  "id":1,
  "orgId":1,
  "name":"test_datasource",
  "type":"graphite",
  "access":"proxy",
  "url":"http://mydatasource.com",
  "password":"",
  "user":"",
  "database":"",
  "basicAuth":true,
  "basicAuthUser":"basicuser",
  "secureJsonData": {
    "basicAuthPassword": "basicpassword"
  },
  "isDefault":false,
  "jsonData":null
}

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "datasource": {
    "id": 1,
    "orgId": 1,
    "name": "test_datasource",
    "type": "graphite",
    "typeLogoUrl": "",
    "access": "proxy",
    "url": "http://mydatasource.com",
    "password": "",
    "user": "",
    "database": "",
    "basicAuth": true,
    "basicAuthUser": "basicuser",
    "basicAuthPassword": "",
    "withCredentials": false,
    "isDefault": false,
    "jsonData": {},
    "secureJsonFields": {
      "basicAuthPassword": true
    },
    "version": 1,
    "readOnly": false
  },
  "id": 102,
  "message": "Datasource updated",
  "name": "test_datasource"
}

Note: Similar to creating a data source, password and basicAuthPassword should be defined under secureJsonData in order to be stored securely as an encrypted blob in the database. Then, the encrypted fields are listed under secureJsonFields section in the response.

Delete an existing data source by id

DELETE /api/datasources/:datasourceId

Example Request:

DELETE /api/datasources/1 HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{"message":"Data source deleted"}

Delete an existing data source by UID

DELETE /api/datasources/uid/:uid

Example request:

DELETE /api/datasources/uid/kLtEtcRGk HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

Example response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{"message":"Data source deleted"}

Delete an existing data source by name

DELETE /api/datasources/name/:datasourceName

Example Request:

DELETE /api/datasources/name/test_datasource HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "message":"Data source deleted",
  "id": 1
}

Data source proxy calls

GET /api/datasources/proxy/:datasourceId/*

Proxies all calls to the actual data source.

Query a data source by ID

Queries a data source having backend implementation.

POST /api/tsdb/query

Note: Most of Grafana’s builtin data sources have backend implementation.

Example Request:

POST /api/tsdb/query HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "from": "1420066800000",
  "to": "1575845999999",
  "queries": [
    {
      "refId": "A",
      "intervalMs": 86400000,
      "maxDataPoints": 1092,
      "datasourceId": 86,
      "rawSql": "SELECT 1 as valueOne, 2 as valueTwo",
      "format": "table"
    }
  ]
}

Note: The from, to, and queries properties are required.

JSON Body schema:

  • from/to – Should be either absolute in epoch timestamps in milliseconds or relative using Grafana time units. For example, now-1h.
  • queries.refId – Specifies an identifier of the query. Is optional and default to “A”.
  • queries.datasourceId – Specifies the data source to be queried. Each query in the request must have an unique datasourceId.
  • queries.maxDataPoints - Species maximum amount of data points that dashboard panel can render. Is optional and default to 100.
  • queries.intervalMs - Specifies the time interval in milliseconds of time series. Is optional and defaults to 1000.

In addition, each data source has its own specific properties that should be added in a request.

Example request for the MySQL data source:

POST /api/tsdb/query HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "from": "1420066800000",
  "to": "1575845999999",
  "queries": [
    {
      "refId": "A",
      "intervalMs": 86400000,
      "maxDataPoints": 1092,
      "datasourceId": 86,
      "rawSql": "SELECT\n  time,\n  sum(opened) AS \"Opened\",\n  sum(closed) AS \"Closed\"\nFROM\n  issues_activity\nWHERE\n  $__unixEpochFilter(time) AND\n  period = 'm' AND\n  repo IN('grafana/grafana') AND\n  opened_by IN('Contributor','Grafana Labs')\nGROUP BY 1\nORDER BY 1\n",
      "format": "time_series"
    }
  ]
}

Example MySQL time series query response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "results": {
    "A": {
      "refId": "A",
      "meta": {
        "rowCount": 0,
        "sql": "SELECT\n  time,\n  sum(opened) AS \"Opened\",\n  sum(closed) AS \"Closed\"\nFROM\n  issues_activity\nWHERE\n  time >= 1420066800 AND time <= 1575845999 AND\n  period = 'm' AND\n  repo IN('grafana/grafana') AND\n  opened_by IN('Contributor','Grafana Labs')\nGROUP BY 1\nORDER BY 1\n"
      },
      "series": [
        {
          "name": "Opened",
          "points": [
            [
              109,
              1420070400000
            ],
            [
              122,
              1422748800000
            ]
          ]
        },
        {
          "name": "Closed",
          "points": [
            [
              89,
              1420070400000
            ]
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
  }
}