Plugins 〉Factry Historian Datasource


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Factry Historian Datasource

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Factry Historian Logo Factry Historian Datasource

Grafana datasource for Factry Historian.


Empower any employee to analyze process data in a user-friendly way. The Grafana data source on top of Factry Historian allows business users to trend time-series data and analyze events, such as batches or shifts – with zero technical skills required.


  • Query historical data using the asset tree defined in Factry Historian
  • Query historical data using measurements from Factry Historian
  • Query events from Factry Historian
  • Annotate graphs with event data from Factry Historian
  • Use assets, measurements and events from Factry Historian as variables to build dynamic dashboards


A full step-by-step guide can be found in the 'Installing Factry Historian Datasource' Tutorial.

Install using the grafana-cli or by cloning the repository directly into the Grafana plugins directory.

grafana-cli plugins install factry-historian-datasource


Create a new instance of the data source from the Grafana Data Sources administration page. And configure the necessary settings.


  • URL: The URL of the Factry Historian API.
  • Token: The API token to authenticate with the Factry Historian API.
  • Organization: The UUID of the organization to query data from.
  • Default tab: The default tab to show when opening the query editor.


Full documentation can be found at the Factry documentation site:

Installing Factry Historian Datasource on Grafana Cloud:

For more information, visit the docs on plugin installation.




  • Added 'first', 'last' and 'count' as aggregation options for array datatypes
  • Fixed event property type selection
  • Fixed broken link in the README
  • Reworked introduction in the README


  • Pass datasource request context to the historian client
  • Automatic instance management for data source
  • Removed pprof code


  • Enabled annotations for events
  • Added dashboard variable query editors for: measurement, databases, assets, asset properties, event types and event type properties
  • Improved support for dashboard variables
    • Can use everywhere where it makes sense
    • Multi-value supported
  • Reworked measurement selection, using a regular expression is now a toggle
  • Fetch tag keys/values from the historian
  • Support periodic values in the event query
  • Optionally query asset properties in the event query
  • Improved error handling