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Connecting Bold BI to the Prometheus data source

The Bold BI dashboard designer supports connecting the Prometheus web services using the REST API.

Choose Prometheus data source

To configure the Prometheus data source, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Data Sources button in the configuration panel to add a new data connection.

    Data source icon

  2. Click CREATE NEW to launch a new connection from the connection panel.

  3. Select the Prometheus connection in the connection panel.

    Choose data source

NOTE: You can also create a data source from the home page by clicking the Data Sources menu from the left menu panel and Create Data Source from the data sources page.

Choose data source from server

Create a Prometheus data source

Once you click the data source, the NEW DATA SOURCE configuration panel opens. Follow these steps to create a Prometheus data source.

  1. Enter a name and description (optional) for the data source.

  2. Enter a valid Prometheus REST API endpoint in the URL textbox. Refer to the Prometheus API documentation for more details.

    Example: http://<:your_domain>/api/v1/query?query=up

  3. Select GET method for the REST API in Method combo box.

  4. Choose a time interval for Refresh Settings using the combo box, to trigger the Rest API request periodically to keep the data in sync with our dashboard.

  5. Select JSON data type in Data Format combo box.

  6. Replace <:your_domain> at the URL with a valid API account domain.

  7. Choose None under Authentication Type as authentication is done using the header.

Data source preview

You can also edit the connection information set using the Edit Connection option.

Additional information

Refresh Settings Period of time before next refresh call is triggered. This will automatically trigger a call for the API configured in the data source to keep the data up to date. If you do not want to sync your new data, choose ‘Never’.

Sample queries

Sample Scraped

http://<:yourdomain>/api/v1/query?query=scrapesamples_scraped

Preview and data import

  • Click Preview & Connect to connect with the configurations set.

  • The Choose Schema(s) dialog opens. The schema represents the key fields of JSON data retrieved from the Prometheus Rest API request. This dialog displays a list of schemas in treeview and its corresponding values in the grid for preview. Select required schema(s) from treeview to use in designer and click Connect.

    Preview

  • Now, the data design view page with selected table schema opens. Drag from tree view table in the left pane and drop the table in Query designer page. Query Editor

  • Click Save to save the data source with a relevant name.

Data Transformation

Editing a Data Connection

Dashboard Designer Walkthrough

Prometheus Integration