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Enterprise Open source

URL variables

You can use variables in data links to link to specific portions of your visualizations. For more information about data links, refer to Data links.

Note: These variables changed in 6.4 so if you have an older version of Grafana please use the version picker to select docs for an older version of Grafana.

Typeahead suggestions

Press Cmd+Space or Ctrl+Space on your keyboard to open the typeahead suggestions to more easily add variables to your URL.

Time variables

  • __url_time_range - current dashboard’s time range (i.e. ?from=now-6h&to=now)
  • __from - current dashboard’s time range from value
  • __to - current dashboard’s time range to value

Series variables

Series specific variables are available under __series namespace:

  • - series name to the URL
  • __series.labels.<LABEL> - label’s value to the URL. If your label contains dots use __series.labels["<LABEL>"] syntax

Field variables

Field specific variables are available under __field namespace:

  • - field name to the URL

Value variables

Value specific variables are available under __value namespace:

  • __value.time - value’s timestamp (Unix ms epoch) to the URL (i.e. ?time=1560268814105)
  • __value.raw - raw value
  • __value.numeric - numeric representation of a value
  • __value.text - text representation of a value
  • __value.calc - calculation name if the value is result of calculation

Template variables

When linking to another dashboard that uses template variables, you can use var-myvar=${myvar} syntax (where myvar is a name of template variable) to use current dashboard’s variable value. If you want to add all of the current dashboard’s variables to the URL use __all_variables variable.