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Data Manipulation Panel

The Data Manipulation Panel is a conceptually new plugin for Grafana. It is the first plugin that allows inserting and updating application data, as well as modifying configuration directly from your Grafana dashboard.

Manual data entering and User input into Dashboard.


  • Grafana 8.5+, Grafana 9.0+ is required for major version 2.
  • Grafana 8.0+ is required for major version 1.

Getting Started

The Data Manipulation panel can be installed from the Grafana Catalog or utilizing the Grafana command line tool.

For the latter, use the following command.

grafana-cli plugins install volkovlabs-form-panel


  • Provides functionality to create customizable forms with elements (see the picture below):
    • Number Input
    • Radio Group with Boolean options
    • String Input
    • Number Slider
    • Select with Custom options
    • Date and Time
    • Radio Group with Custom options
    • Read-only (Disabled) with support for lookup
    • Password Input
    • Text Area
    • Code Editor
  • Supports the Custom Code for the Initial and Update requests.
  • Allows specifying GET request to get initial values and DELETE, PATCH, POST, and PUT requests to send values updated in the form.
  • Allows adding Header fields to the Initial and Update requests.
  • Allows customizing Submit, Reset buttons, and form layout.
  • Allows splitting form elements into sections.
  • Allows requesting confirmation before Update request.
  • Allows sending all or only updated elements in the Payload.
  • Allows displaying Success and Error notifications from the Custom Code.
  • Supports Code Editor suggestions for available parameters.
The data manipulation panel for Grafana.
The data manipulation panel for Grafana.


ArchitectureExplains the Architecture and how to use Grafana and API behind NGINX.
Custom CodeDemonstrates how to access panel options, API responses, form elements, and Grafana services.
Release NotesStay up to date with the latest features and updates.


Control PanelExplains how to create Control Panels with multiple sections and same Id.
Custom RequestsDemonstrates how to create your own Initial and Update requests using Custom Code.
Dynamic form elementsDemonstrates how to update the element's values and options from any data source.
VariablesExplains how to replace Dashboard and Global variables.


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Apache License Version 2.0, see LICENSE.