Visualization types in Chronograf

Warning! This page documents an old version of Chronograf, which is no longer actively developed. Chronograf v1.7 is the most recent stable version of Chronograf.

Chronograf’s dashboard views support the following visualization types, which can be selected in the Visualization Type selection view.

Visualization Type selector

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

For information on adding and displaying annotations in graph views, see Adding annotations to Chronograf views.

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-Plot Graph

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

Step-Plot Graph selector

Step-Plot 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 view

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 view

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

If a cell’s query includes a GROUP BY tag clause, Chronograf sorts the different series lexicographically and shows the most recent field value associated with the first series. For example, if a query groups by the name tag key and name has two tag values (chronelda and chronz), Chronograf shows the most recent field value associated with the chronelda series.

If a cell’s query includes more than one field key in the SELECT clause, Chronograf returns the most recent field value associated with the first field key in the SELECT clause. For example, if a query’s SELECT clause is SELECT "chronogiraffe","chronelda", Chronograf shows the most recent field value associated with the chronogiraffe field key.

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 view

Gauge Controls

Gauge view

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 view