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Goal of this blog post

In this blog, we will create a simple panel displaying analytics for Defects entities managed by SAP Cloud ALM with the ALM Grafana plugin.



  • You have created a service key to your SAP Cloud ALM tenants (check this blog).

  • You should configure a Grafana data source connected to your SAP Cloud ALM tenant.

  • You have configured at least one project in your SAP Cloud ALM tenant. (check the SAP support portal)


ALM Defects Data Provider

The SAP Cloud ALM Defects data provider supports the following dimension:

Dimensions Description Filter
name Defect Name yes
GUID Internal GUID of the defect
project project of the defect yes
projectName Project name
scope scope ID yes
scopeName Scope of the defect
defectStatus defect status yes
statusText Text of the defect status
role Assigned role to the defect yes
priority Priority yes
team Team assigned to the defect yes
dueDate Due date of the defect
testCaseId Test case ID yes
testCaseName Test Case Name
workstream workstream of the defect
counter Defect counter (Measures)




From your Grafana instance, create a query for each project to be displayed in your dashboard:

  • Add a Panel

  • Select your SAP Cloud ALM “Data source”.

  • Select the “Time Series” format.

  • Select the data provider: “ALM Defects

  • Select the name of your project.

  • Select the name of your project scope

  • Select the following dimensions:

    • statusText




Select the "Bar Chart" visualisation with the following settings:

  • Query transformation: Select the "Rename by regex" transformation to remove the measure name of the time-series legend. (Note: When multiple series are returned for a drill-down the name of the measure is automatically added to the name of the time-series).


  • Query Options:

    • Select “3M” as relative time option in the “Query Options” panel.




The result will show a bar chart displaying the progress over weeks for defects status for a given project managed in your SAP Cloud ALM instance.



In the next blog, we will create a panel displaying Requirements analytics.


Thanks for reading.