Plugins 〉FlowCharting

Arnaud GENTY

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Grafana Plugin Flowcharting


Flowcharting is a Grafana plugin. Use it to display complexe diagrams using the online graphing library can create many types of diagrams :

  • Technical architecture schema (Legacy, Cloud, Azure, AWS, GCP, Kubernetes, Terraform)
  • Diagrams (network, electric, flows, ...)
  • Industrial processes
  • Organic plans
  • Floorplans
  • UML plan
  • Workflows (Jenkins, Ansible Tower, OpenShift, ...)

Draw your artwork, feed it live data and define in flowcharting how the data will interact with the diagram.

  • Monitor state and performance
  • Interact with the diagram
  • Change the displayed objects based on data or state
  • Add links to objects
  • Make full use of variables to modify shapes, colours, links, download paths and more.
  • Support for regular expressions for matching and substitutions

Use cases

  • Technical schema example
    example 1

See more example at

Demo site

Getting started


Project site

Sponsors and Funding

Since version 0.7.0 was released and after a years worth of work, I activated the sponsor button.
Why? Flowcharting is free and open-source, it has become successful but it does require effort to develop and maintain.
I am spending a lot of personal time and money (computer, Azure account ...).
Also i donated money to projects used by FlowCharting like chartist.
So if you like Grafana-FlowCharting and use it for your enterprise, professionally or personally.
Click on the Sponsor button to help finance the project with the link below.

Thanks a lot


[0.9.0] - 2020-05-31


  • CSV Format support for flowchart source (
  • New aggregation : Time of last point
  • New fill Method : Gradient (See example)
  • Graph hover support (See example)
  • Better rendering of color animation with chroma-js
  • New Events/Animations Mapping :
    • Modify Gradient direction
    • Modify Arrow start and end connectors (See example)
    • Flip shape horizontally or vertically
    • Resize shape in percent (See example)
    • Flow animation (experimental, not work with a shadow on arrow)
  • New homepage schema
  • Support external fonts like google fonts (See example)
  • New anonymizer feature in inspect section to share the diagrams without sensible data (See example)


  • Fixed : Flowchart grid display
  • Fixed : background color field in edit mode
  • Fixed : Blink event
  • Fixed : Overflow on grafana v7 (issue #172)

[0.8.1] - 2020-05-11



  • Fixed : Dashboard variables.
  • Optimize performance and size (7 Mo instead 15 Mo).

[0.8.0] - 2020-05-02


  • Add Identification by Value/lable in field 'what' in rules (experimental)
  • Upgrade libs (13.0.1)
  • Add option to disable regex/eval for a small performance gain.
  • Add 2 new color modes in Color mapping section :
    • "Label background"
    • "Label borber"
  • Add Execution times stats to optimize rules.
  • Foldable container without disable lock.
  • Add New custom variables for supported fields (Text Mapping 'with', Link Mapping 'Url' and Event Mapping 'Value'):
    • ${_value} : raw value
    • ${_formatted} : formatted value
    • ${_level} : current level
    • ${_rule} : name of current rule
  • Add New Feature : Events / Animations Mapping, according the level (See example)
    • Change shapes form
    • Change size, opacity, rotation, ...
    • Hide/Blink shapes
    • And more...


  • Log scale, thanks Dennis (issue #68)
  • Shape still selected when deleting map.
  • Select list (typeahead) in fields 'whats' and map values for string type in rules
  • Level State with range or value mapping.
  • Lock always true in flowchart option (issue #138)
  • Fix Remove link
  • Fix range value Min and Max range when 'from' or 'to' is empty
  • Fix 'With' field in text mapping, empty after clone or save/reload

[0.7.0] - 2020-03-25


  • New conditions and design in rule for each mapping instead one per rule (See example)
    • when : When condition applied
    • what : which shape
    • how : how to colorize shape
    • and more ...
  • Multiple colors for thresholds with type number and string (See example)
  • Gradient color mode (See example)
  • Enable/disable animation like fade color for best performance or best render in 'Direct link rendered image'
  • Update libs :
    • : 12.8.6 (Kubernetes shapes and more)
    • mxgraph : 4.1.0


[0.6.1] - 2020-01-15


[0.6.0] - 2019-12-21


  • Experimental implementation for table type data (Mysql, Postgres, Zabbix, Streaming, loki and other ...)
  • Some optimization on :
    • tooltips
    • States
  • Tooltip Graph :
  • Variables support in download input url (See example)
  • Add gradual effect when color changed (See example)
  • New rule design in editor (See example)
  • Typescript migration for best quality.
  • Build migration to grafana-toolkit (thanks Dominik and Ryan).
  • New engine graph for better compatibility
  • Better Zoom for firefox and IE/edge.
  • Add controls on edit mode for XML and URL.
  • Regular expression for String type value implemented to define level state.


[0.5.0] - 2019-10-17


  • 2 new modes for "Update text value" (See example)
    • Append (Space) : Concat metrics with a space as a separator
    • Append (New line) : Concat metrics with a line break
  • Variabilization in "Url" for link mapping (See example)
  • New check box to allow download images from (See example)
  • New editor option :
    • Choose other editor like internal website
    • Choose the theme of editor
  • New identification mode for shapes when mouse cursor is over the rules or the mapping (See example)
  • Support Dynamic shapes like Floorplan, isometric plans and more (See example)
  • New color mode for no SVG object like pictures/cliparts/images (See example)
  • Graphs in tooltip (See example)
    • Color graph with defined colors in threshold
    • Size of graph (See example)
  • Define the orientation in tooltip for each metrics/graph in tooltips : horizontal or vertical (See example)
  • Some optimizations, Display is twice as fast on load.


  • Fix color to reset when "Color on" is "Always/Critical" and metric is OK
  • Fix border to empty instead black when "color mode" is "Fill" (issue #24)
  • Fix error when "Value On" is not "When metric displayed"
  • Fix Link (issue #37)
  • Fix hyperlink text appears in white over flowchart (issue #45)
  • Fix "Multiple FlowCharts On a Dashboard", when edit, both are the same draw (issue #48)
  • Fix options after reload or variable changed (issue #44)
  • Fix auto reset zoom/unzoom when data refreshed, only ESC or change options on flowchart reset zoom now (issue #38)
  • Fix error for BPNM shapes (Issue #51)
  • Fix display when center and scale are checked on flowchart options.
  • Fix Zoom with mouse wheel for firefox and Edge.


All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog, and this project adheres to Semantic Versioning.

Cooming soon/Roadmap

1.0 Next/Requested enhancements

  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Internat website (issue #43)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Display tooltip (0.4.0)
  • <input disabled="" type="checkbox"> Export SVG, png, options
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Google font
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Add data in tooltip (0.4.0)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Use variables/templates in graph (0.4.0)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Add custom stencils/libs from (0.4.0)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Progressive change color like gauge
  • <input disabled="" type="checkbox"> Support light theme
  • <input disabled="" type="checkbox"> Annotation
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Tooltips on text and arrow/line
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Url source download (0.4.0)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Special rule according level (hide, show, change form, move, infront, in back, attributes, ...)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Custom variables like ${_label},${_value}, ${_alias}, ${_rule}, ${_level} ... (0.8.0)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Variable support in link (0.5.0)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Zoom/Unzoom (0.4.0)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Shared graph crosshair
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> CSV source (0.9.0)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Map/search shape by value (0.8.0)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Variables support for downloaded source and compressed source
  • <input disabled="" type="checkbox"> Multi graph with auto link when errors
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Gradient Mode for color (0.7.0)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> More than 3 colors (0.7.0)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Graph in tooltip (0.6.0)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Histogram
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> carriage return after new rule in tooltips option
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Filter for null values in graph
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> New style for image : imageBackground, imageBorder
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Support cloud images from
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Support images from (0.5.0)
  • <input checked="" disabled="" type="checkbox"> Add append mode on text with CR or space (0.5.0)

Support or Contact


Grafane flowcharting plugin dependencies

  • [AngularJS] - HTML enhanced for web apps!
  • [lodash] - awesome web-based text editor
  • [jquery] - Markdown parser done right. Fast and easy to extend.
  • [mxGraph] - great UI boilerplate for modern web apps
  • [pako] - Zlib port to javascript
  • [vkbeautify] - Pretty prints and minifies XML/JSON/SQL/CSV
  • [sanitizer] - Caja's HTML Sanitizer
  • [chartist] - Graph for tooltip
  • [chroma-js] - Calculate interpolate colors

Build dependencies

  • [jest] - Delightful JavaScript Testing
  • [express] - Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework
  • [babel] - Soft cushion between you all the cool new file formats being developed for node.js such as CoffeeScript, SASS, and Jade.
  • [grunt] - The JavaScript Task Runner
  • [webpack] - Packs CommonJs/AMD modules for the browser. Allows to split your codebase into multiple bundles, which can be loaded on demand. Support loaders to preprocess files, i.e. json, jsx, es7, css, less, ... and your custom stuff.


Flowcharting requires Grafana v5+ to run (not tested older versions) Download and install it


$ cd $grafana_home/data/plugin
$ wget --no-check-certificate
$ unzip


grafana-cli plugins install agenty-flowcharting-panel


$ git clone
$ yarn build
$ # Make zip file plugin in archives dir
$ yarn archive
$ # for dev watching
$ yarn dev

Class diagram

Event diagram (In progress)

Installing FlowCharting on Grafana Cloud:

For more information, visit the docs on plugin installation.