To use the YNAB data source, you first need to have a running Grafana installation. This page explains how to install Grafana and the YNAB data source.

Grafana Cloud#

The easiest way to get started with YNAB for Grafana is using Grafana Cloud. Grafana Cloud lets you run Grafana for free (with some limitations).

Step 1: Set up a Grafana Cloud instance#

  1. Sign up for Grafana Cloud.
  2. Browse to My Account -> Overview.
  3. Scroll down to the boxes for Grafana, Prometheus, Loki, and so on.
  4. In the Grafana box, click Log In to start Grafana.

Step 2: Install the YNAB data source#

  1. Browse to the YNAB data source plugin page.
  2. Click the Installation tab.
  3. Select the account you want to install the plugin on.
  4. Click Install plugin for the instance you want to install the plugin on.

It might take a few minutes before the plugin has been installed. Next, you'll configure the YNAB data source.

Self-managed Grafana#

If you prefer to run Grafana yourself, follow the instructions on how to Download.

You can install the plugin using grafana-cli, or by downloading the plugin manually.

Install using grafana-cli#

To install the latest version of the plugin, run the following command on the Grafana server:

grafana-cli plugins install marcusolsson-ynab-datasource

Install manually#

  1. Go to Releases on the GitHub project page

  2. Find the release you want to install

  3. Download the release by clicking the release asset called marcusolsson-ynab-datasource-<version>.zip. You may need to uncollapse the Assets section to see it.

  4. Unarchive the plugin into the Grafana plugins directory

    unzip marcusolsson-ynab-datasource-<version>.zip
    mv marcusolsson-ynab-datasource /var/lib/grafana/plugins
  5. Restart the Grafana server to load the plugin