This tutorial describes the different ways you can display metric data. For example, we'll show you how to fine tune the displayed metrics via time ranges, how to view single metrics and their baseline rather than multiple metrics, and how to define chart settings according to the data you are displaying.
This tutorial consists of the following four steps:
- Step 1: Define your metric expression
- Step 2: Define the range of metrics displayed
- Step 3: Display metric expressions
- Step 4: Define chart settings according to the info you need
Step 1: Define your metric expression
Create your metric expression by following the basic instructions here.
Click on one of the options listed under the Quick Start section when accessing the Metric Explorer. Note that if you are new to Anodot you might not have anything displayed, since the metrics in this section are previously used metrics.
Step 2: Define the range of metrics displayed
After defining your metrics (in Step 1), you can then define the range of metrics to display in the Display Panel, as shown below.
In the Time Frame section, select from one of the following:
- Last 3 hours
- Last 24 hours
- Last 7 days
- Last 30 days
- Last 60 days
- Custom (select this option to define a custome time frame; you can also choose from a range of predefined Time Presets that will be added to the above list of options).
In the Timescale section, select from one of the following:
- Auto (1 Hr)
- 1 Min
- 5 Min
- 1 Hr
- 1 Day
- 1 Week
TIP: Know your data scale! For example, is your data generated daily, or perhaps hourly? Anodot supports various time scales (see above) so make sure you choose the one which makes sense to your business.
In the Show section, select the number of metrics you want to display in the Metrics Legend (below the Display Panel, as shown below).
Note that you can click on the checkbox to the left of a metric to hide/show it in the Display Panel. This can be especially useful when trying to pinpoint specific metrics; removing some of the other metric information in the Display Panel can help "declutter" the displayed view.
In the Sort by section, you can sort the displayed data by selecting one of the following:
- Highest Average
- Highest Current
- Highest Max
- Lowest Average
- Lowest Current
- Lowest Min
- Most Deviant
Note that when you define how to display the metric data, it does not impact the metrics you actually define/select. You are simply selecting the best way to display the metric data, according to your requirements.
Step 3: Display metric expressions
Click to display metrics either in Collapsed view to display one chart containing all the metrics, or Expanded view to display one metric per chart. The Expanded view enables you to view the baseline for each metric; in the Collapsed view no baselines are displayed.
Step 4: Define chart settings according to the info you need
You can set the displayed metrics to be shown in various charts and according to stacks, Y axis and range settings, depending on your requirements.
To select the relevant chart settings, click the cogwheel icon to show the following dialog:
The default chart displayed is Line, as shown below. Note that you can select Column, Area, or Spline to show the relevant data in the chart format relevant for your requirements.
Note that you can also select the relevant Stacking option (None, Normal, or Percent; for example, select Normal to show multiple metric values stacked on top of each other) and Y Axis option (Linear - if the range of values is small - or Logarithmic - if the range of values is large - and Left or Right) to further modify the chart displayed.
For example, when selecting the Column chart and the Percent Stacking option, the chart metrics are shown as below, with each metric allocated the relevant percentage chunk of the column. Hover over a section of the column to view the relevant information for the metric on the selected timescale: if you selected 1 Day as your timescale, each column represents a day and you can view the metrics for each day (when hovering over a selected metric, the same metrics are also highlighted in the chart).