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Static Data Source

The Static Data Source is a plugin for Grafana that allows storing and emulating your data.

Tutorial and examples how to mimic any data source.


  • Version 3.X requires Grafana 9.2 or Grafana 10.
  • Version 2.X requires Grafana 8.5 or Grafana 9.
  • Version 1.X requires Grafana 7.3.

Getting Started

The Static Data Source can be installed from the Grafana Catalog or utilizing the Grafana command line tool.

For the latter, please use the following command.

grafana-cli plugins install marcusolsson-static-datasource


  • Create static visualizations that don't depend on a specific data source.
  • Build custom query responses for testing or developing panel plugins.
  • Store data and images directly in the dashboard.
  • Supports variables in the text fields.
  • Uses Number input for Number, Date Time Picker for Time fields.
  • Uses Text Area for String inputs with more than 100 symbols.
  • Allows to temporarily hide values for specific fields.
Display Pie Charts based on the data from the Static Data Source.
Display Pie Charts based on the data from the Static Data Source.


ProvisioningDemonstrates how to automatically provision the Data Source.
VariablesDemonstrates how to use variables.
PanelsDemonstrates how to use data source with panels.
Release NotesStay up to date with the latest features and updates.


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