Cognite Data Fusion

Data Source

Cognite Data Fusion datasource

Cognite Data Source for Grafana

Grafana datasource for Cognite Data Fusion.


  • Easily create graphs with timeseries from Cognite Data Fusion
  • Perform custom queries to filter for specific timeseries
  • Use variables to create templated dashboards
  • Add event annotations to graphs
  • Apply custom functions to timeseries

Quick Start

For a quick start on how to start using the Cognite Data Fusion plugin with Grafana, check out the videos we have published!

Part 1: Introduction to setting up Grafana with the Cognite Data Source plugin and how to display timeseries.

Part 2: More advanced guide on custom querying, templating, and using other panels.


Via Grafana Plugin Store

The easiest way to install this plugin is to go to, and follow the installation instructions there.


The official image is hosted on Docker Hub as cognite/grafana-cdp

To run it, first create a Docker volume to store your dashboards and settings.

docker volume create grafana-storage

Run the Docker image using this volume:

docker run -d --name grafana -p 3000:3000 -v grafana-storage:/var/lib/grafana cognite/grafana-cdp

Now you can access Grafana at http://localhost:3000

Standard username/password for logging in is admin/admin. See for configuration details.

For more help with Docker, see the step-by-step guide.

Adding the Data Source

To set up CDF, do the following:

  • Go to "Configuration" click Data Sources, then Add data source, and choose Cognite Data Fusion.
  • Give the data source a name, provide the name of the project and your API key.
  • Hit "Save & Test"

Configuring Data Source

You're now ready to start using the datasource!

To make a chart, click on Dashboard, and choose Graph under "Add". Click on "Panel Title" and choose Edit. Under "Metric", choose your data source


There are three ways to get timeseries into Grafana:

Select Timeseries

If you only want to see the data from one specific timeseries.

  • Simply start typing the name of the desired timeseries and then select it from the dropdown.
  • Choose your desired aggregation, and add a granularity if desired (otherwise one will be selected for you based on the time interval displayed).
  • You can also set a custom label and use the format {{property}} to pull data from the timeseries. E.g. {{name}} - {{description}}

Select Timeseries

Select Timeseries from Asset

If you want to get a few timeseries associated with an asset

  • First choose an asset to pull timeseries from - this asset will act as a root asset. Choose 'Include Subassets' to also get timeseries from all subassets.
  • Select timeseries from the list
  • Set your desired aggregation, as well as a granularity and custom label if desired.

Select Timeseries from Asset

Custom Query

If you want more fine-grained control.

  • First select an asset (with/without subassets) to pull timeseries from, or use a template variable with $Variable or [[Variable]].
  • Then filter on these timeseries. Click on the help icon for more details about the syntax.
  • If you want to apply custom functions to the timeseries (e.g. for unit conversions), simply add your functions around timeseries{}[] -> For example: (timeseries{name=~"Test.*"}[avg] + 10) / 5
    • Click on the info icon next to the text box to see more examples

Custom Query

Templating / Variables

In order to perform templating, we enable the use of variables via $Variable or [[Variable]].

  • To add variables, go to your dashboard's settings, and then select "Variables" from the right side.
  • Make sure the "Type" is set to "Query", and then set your Cognite Data Source as the Data Source.
  • You can then specify the query to pull assets from CDF, and also filter on these assets.

Variable Query

Variable as root asset

Annotations / Events

Events from CDF can also be shown in Grafana via annotations.

  • To add annotations, go to your dashboard's settings, and then select "Annotations" from the right side.
  • Choose your Cognite Data Source as the Data Source.
  • You can then specify the query to pull events from CDF, and also filter on these events.

Annotation Query

Annotation Labels


If you find any bugs, or have any suggestions, please create a new issue.






The easiest way to work on this datasource is to create a symbolic link in data/plugins that points to this directory.

cd /path/to/grafana/data/plugins
ln -s /path/to/cognite-grafana-datasource cognitedata-datasource


yarn followed by yarn build should work on systems with a shell.

For debugging and development, use yarn dev, and for testing use yarn test.

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  • Grafana 5.4.x