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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: