Data Source

Show data about github issues/pull requests

    Grafana GitHub datasource

    CircleCI David Dependency Status David Dev Dependency Status Known Vulnerabilities

    Maintainability Test Coverage

    The GitHub datasource allows GitHub API data to be visually represented in Grafana dashboards.

    Github API V4 (graphql)

    This datasource uses the githubv4 package, which is under active development.



    • [x] Releases
    • [x] Commits
    • [x] Repositories
    • [x] Issues
    • [x] Organizations
    • [x] Labels
    • [x] Milestones
    • [x] Response Caching
    • [ ] Deploys


    • [x] Visualize queries
    • [x] Template variables
    • [x] Annotations


    Caching on this plugin is always enabled.



    Access tokentrue
    Default Organizationfalse
    Default Repositorytrue
    Github Enterprise URLfalse

    To create a new Access Token, navigate to Personal Access Tokens and create a click "Generate new token."


    Annotations overlay events on a graph.

    Annotations on a graph

    With annotations, you can display:

    • Commits
    • Issues
    • Pull Requests
    • Releases
    • Tags

    on a graph.

    All annotations require that you select a field to display on the annotation, and a field that represents the time that the event occured.

    Annotations editor


    Variables allow you to substitute values in a panel with pre-defined values.

    Creating Variables

    You can reference them inside queries, allowing users to configure parameters such as Query or Repository.

    Using Variables inside queries

    Access Token Permissions

    For all repositories:

    • public_repo

    • repo:status

    • repo_deployment

    • read:packages

    • user:read

    • user:email

    An extra setting is required for private repositories

    • repo (Full control of private repositories)

    Sample Dashboard

    For documentation on importing dashboards, check out the documentation on

    To load the sample dashboard, open Grafana and click "Import Dashboard".

    Copy the JSON in ./dashboards/dashboard.json, and paste it into the "Import via panel json" box.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • I am using GitHub OAuth on Grafana. Can my users make requests with their individual GitHub accounts instead of a shared access_token?

    No. This requires changes in Grafana first. See this issue in the Grafana project.

    • Why does it sometimes take up to 5 minutes for my new pull request / new issue / new commit to show up?

    We have aggressive caching enabled due to GitHub's rate limiting policies. When selecting a time range like "Last hour", a combination of the queries for each panel and the time range is cached temporarily.

    • Why are there two selection options for Pull Requests and Issue times when creating annotations?

    There are two times that affect an annotation:

    • The time range of the dashboard or panel
    • The time that should be used to display the event on the graph

    The first selection is used to filter the events that display on the graph. For example, if you select "closed at", only events that were "closed" in your dashboard's time range will be displayed on the graph.

    The second selection is used to determine where on the graph the event should be displayed.

    Typically these will be the same, however there are some cases where you may want them to be different.

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    • GitHub (demo)

    • Grafana 7.1.x