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Visualization types

The InfluxDB’s user interface’s (UI) dashboard views support the following visualization types, which can be selected in the Visualization Type selection view of the Data Explorer.

Visualization Type selector

Each of the available visualization types and available user controls are described below.

Graphs

There are several types of graphs you can create.

Line Graph

The Line Graph view displays a time series in a line graph.

Line Graph selector

Line Graph Controls

Line Graph Controls

Use the Line Graph Controls to specify the following:

  • Title: y-axis title. Enter title, if using a custom title.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Min: Minimum y-axis value.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Max: Maximum y-axis value.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Y-Value’s Prefix: Prefix to be added to y-value.
  • Y-Value’s Suffix: Suffix to be added to y-value.
  • Y-Value’s Format: Toggle between K/M/B (Thousand/Million/Billion) and K/M/G (Kilo/Mega/Giga).
  • Scale: Toggle between Linear and Logarithmic.
  • Static Legend: Toggle between Show and Hide.
Line Graph example

Line Graph example

Stacked Graph

The Stacked Graph view displays multiple time series bars as segments stacked on top of each other.

Stacked Graph selector

Stacked Graph Controls

Stacked Graph Controls

Use the Stacked Graph Controls to specify the following:

  • Title: y-axis title. Enter title, if using a custom title.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Min: Minimum y-axis value.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Max: Maximum y-axis value.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Y-Value’s Prefix: Prefix to be added to y-value.
  • Y-Value’s Suffix: Suffix to be added to y-value.
  • Y-Value’s Format: Toggle between K/M/B (Thousand/Million/Billion) and K/M/G (Kilo/Mega/Giga).
  • Scale: Toggle between Linear and Logarithmic.
  • Static Legend: Toggle between Show and Hide.
Stacked Graph example

Stacked Graph example

Step Graph

The Step-Plot Graph view displays a time series in a staircase graph.

Step-Plot Graph selector

Step Graph Controls

Step-Plot Graph Controls

Use the Step-Plot Graph Controls to specify the following:

  • Title: y-axis title. Enter title, if using a custom title.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Min: Minimum y-axis value.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Max: Maximum y-axis value.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Y-Value’s Prefix: Prefix to be added to y-value.
  • Y-Value’s Suffix: Suffix to be added to y-value.
  • Y-Value’s Format: Toggle between K/M/B (Thousand/Million/Billion) and K/M/G (Kilo/Mega/Giga).
  • Scale: Toggle between Linear and Logarithmic.

Step-Plot Graph example

Step-Plot Graph example

Bar Graph

The Bar Graph view displays the specified time series using a bar chart.

To select this view, click the Bar Graph selector icon.

Bar Graph selector

Bar Graph Controls

Bar Graph Controls

Use the Bar Graph Controls to specify the following:

  • Title: y-axis title. Enter title, if using a custom title.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Min: Minimum y-axis value.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Max: Maximum y-axis value.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Y-Value’s Prefix: Prefix to be added to y-value.
  • Y-Value’s Suffix: Suffix to be added to y-value.
  • Y-Value’s Format: Toggle between K/M/B (Thousand/Million/Billion) and K/M/G (Kilo/Mega/Giga).
  • Scale: Toggle between Linear and Logarithmic.

Bar Graph example

Bar Graph example

Line Graph + Single Stat

The Line Graph + Single Stat view displays the specified time series in a line graph and overlays the single most recent value as a large numeric value.

To select this view, click the Line Graph + Single Stat view option.

Line Graph + Single Stat selector

Line Graph + Single Stat Controls

Line Graph + Single Stat Controls

Use the Line Graph + Single Stat Controls to specify the following:

  • Title: y-axis title. Enter title, if using a custom title.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Min: Minimum y-axis value.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Max: Maximum y-axis value.
    • auto: Enable or disable auto-setting.
  • Y-Value’s Prefix: Prefix to be added to y-value.
  • Y-Value’s Suffix: Suffix to be added to y-value.
  • Y-Value’s Format: Toggle between K/M/B (Thousand/Million/Billion) and K/M/G (Kilo/Mega/Giga).
  • Scale: Toggle between Linear and Logarithmic.

Line Graph + Single Stat example

Line Graph + Single Stat example

Single Stat

The Single Stat view displays the most recent value of the specified time series as a numerical value.

Single Stat view

Single Stat Controls

Use the Single Stat Controls panel to specify one or more thresholds:

  • Add Threshold: Button to add a new threshold.
  • Base Color: Select a base, or background, color from the selection list.
    • Color options: Ruby, Fire, Curacao, Tiger, Pineapple, Thunder, Honeydew, Rainforest, Viridian, Ocean, Pool, Laser (default), Planet, Star, Comet, Pepper, Graphite, White, and Castle.
  • Prefix: Prefix. For example, %, MPH, etc.
  • Suffix: Suffix. For example, %, MPH, etc.
  • Threshold Coloring: Toggle between Background and Text

Gauge

The Gauge view displays the single value most recent value for a time series in a gauge view.

To select this view, click the Gauge selector icon.

Gauge selector

Gauge Controls

Gauge Controls

Use the Gauge Controls to specify the following:

  • Add Threshold: Click button to add a threshold.
  • Min: Minimum value for the threshold.
    • Select color to display. Selection list options include: Laser (default), Ruby, Fire, Curacao, Tiger, Pineapple, Thunder, and Honeydew.
  • Max: Maximum value for the threshold.
    • Select color to display. Selection list options include: Laser (default), Ruby, Fire, Curacao, Tiger, Pineapple, Thunder, and Honeydew.
  • Prefix: Prefix. For example, %, MPH, etc.
  • Suffix: Suffix. For example, %, MPH, etc.

Gauge example

Gauge example

Table

The Table panel displays the results of queries in a tabular view, which is sometimes easier to analyze than graph views of data.

Table selector

Table Controls

Table Controls

Use the Table Controls to specify the following:

  • Default Sort Field: Select the default sort field. Default is time.
  • Decimal Places: Enter the number of decimal places. Default (empty field) is unlimited.
  • Time Axis: Select Vertical or Horizontal.
  • Time Format: Select the time format.
    • Options include: MM/DD/YYYY HH:mm:ss (default), MM/DD/YYYY HH:mm:ss.SSS, YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss, HH:mm:ss, HH:mm:ss.SSS, MMMM D, YYYY HH:mm:ss, dddd, MMMM D, YYYY HH:mm:ss, or Custom.
  • Lock First Column: Lock the first column so that the listings are always visible. Threshold settings do not apply in the first column when locked.
  • Customize Field:
    • time: Enter a new name to rename.
    • [additional]: Enter name for each additional column.
    • Change the order of the column by dragging to the desired position.
  • Thresholds

Threshold settings apply to any cells with values, except when they appear in the first column and Lock First Column is enabled.

  • Add Threshold (button): Click to add a threshold.
  • Base Color: Select a base, or background, color from the selection list.
    • Color options: Ruby, Fire, Curacao, Tiger, Pineapple, Thunder, Honeydew, Rainforest, Viridian, Ocean, Pool, Laser (default), Planet, Star, Comet, Pepper, Graphite, White, and Castle.

Table view example

Table example


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