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Panels and visualizations
The panel is the basic visualization building block in Grafana. Each panel has a query editor specific to the data source selected in the panel. The query editor allows you to build a query that returns the data you want to visualize.
There are a wide variety of styling and formatting options for each panel. Panels can be dragged, dropped, and resized to rearrange them on the dashboard.
Before you add a panel, ensure that you have configured a data source.
- For more information about adding and managing data sources as an administrator, refer to Data source management.
- For details about using specific data sources, refer to Data sources.
This section includes the following sub topics: