Reference: Chart options in Reporting

In Reporting, charts provide a visualization of report data. You can find the following types of charts in Reporting, in addition to the possible date ranges that a chart can display.

Dashboards support all chart types that appear on this page. You can also add a chart to a report. Reports support donut charts and vertical bar charts.

Chart types

Panels can use the following chart types to visually display results collected by the source for the panel.

The example images show the same chart in two different sizes. On dashboards, use the design grid to resize charts to the desired size. Charts on reports automatically size to the width of the report.

Vertical bar chart

The vertical bar chart, or histogram, displays data for a single point in time. Use a vertical bar chart when you want to compare two or more results, such as comparing browser versions or operating systems. In contrast to donut charts, the parts of a vertical bar chart do not necessarily add up to a whole.

Example of a vertical bar chart (medium)
Example of a vertical bar chart (small)

Donut chart

The donut chart displays data for a single point of time. Use a donut chart when you want to see or compare shares of a whole, such as displaying the percent of machines that run a specific operating system.

Example of a donut chart (medium)
Example of a donut chart (small)

Line chart

The line chart is a historical chart that shows data over multiple times. Use the line chart when you compare values over time.

Example of an line chart (medium)
Example of a line chart (small)

Number chart

The number chart displays a single value, such as a count or a percent. Use the number chart to display a current value that provides an overview of state. For example, use a number chart to show the percentage of endpoints that are currently online, or to show the number of endpoints that require a patch. A number chart can contain a trend indicator to show the change in value from a previous point in time.

Example of a number chart (medium)
Example of a number chart (small)

Area chart

The area chart is a historical chart that shows data over multiple times. Use the area chart when you want to sort and compare changes over time, such as displaying running applications on the endpoints. Hover over the graph to display the count for each result by date.

Example of an area chart (medium)
Example of a area chart (small)

Date options

When you add charts to a dashboard, you have the option to change the time frame of the data that appears in the chart. The date options that you can set for a chart depend on the type of chart.

  • Single-day charts, such as donut charts and vertical bar charts, display data for a single point in time.
  • Historical charts, such as stacked area charts and line charts, display a date range.

All dates are local to the time zone of the Tanium Module ServerTanium Cloud, unless otherwise noted.

Date options for single-day charts

Option Time Interval Description
Current - Current results from Reporting collecting data for the source.
Custom - Select a day to view results from the last time Reporting collected data on that day. This option uses the time of your local machine.
Today Day All results from the current calendar day.
Yesterday Day Results from the last time Reporting collected data on the previous day.
This Day Last Week Day Results collected on this day one week ago.
This Day Last Month Day Results collected on this day one month ago. For example, if today is March 1st, the results are from February 1st. If the day does not exist in the previous month, such as June 31st, results are shown from the last day of month (June 30).
This Day Last Quarter Day Results collected on this day three months ago.

Date range options for historical charts

Option Time Interval Description
Custom - Select the start date and end date of a date range. The start date and end date cannot be the same date. This option uses the time of your local machine.
This Week Day Daily results beginning with the most recent Sunday through the current day.
Last Week Day Daily results beginning with the previous Monday through the most recent Sunday.
Last Business Week Day Daily results beginning with the previous Monday through the most recent Friday.
Last 7 Days Day Last 7 daily results, including the current day.
This Month Day Daily results beginning with the first of the month through the current day.
Last Month Day Daily results for the previous month.
Last 30 Days Day Last 30 daily results, including the current day.
This Quarter Day Daily results for a quarter beginning January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, or October 1st, through the current day.
Last Quarter Day Daily results for the previous quarter. A quarter is January 1st to March 31, April 1st to June 30th, July 1st to September 30, or October 1st to December 31st.
Last 90 Days Day Last 90 daily results, including the current day.
Last Year Day Last 365 daily results, including the current day.

Data collection for historical charts

For historical charts on dashboards, such as stacked area charts and line charts, you might experience a delay in seeing data on the charts.

Reporting does not collect chart data when you create a report. Instead, data collection begins when you add a chart to a dashboard, and then save the dashboard. The chart shows a Collecting initial data message until the data exists. Reporting collects data for charts once per day, but you can run the collection process manually at any time. See Manage historical data.

For each chart, Reporting collects historical data for the combination of Group By Column values and Aggregate value that you select. If a chart does not contain the Aggregate field, the results are automatically aggregated by Count. If you change the Group By Column values or Aggregate value for an existing chart and then save the dashboard, Reporting starts a new collection for the new combination of values. Historical data collection does not include data from before the panel is created, unless another panel with the same parameters already exists in the environment. Historical data is collected for all computer groups registered for collection with Reporting.

If you change the Group By Column values or Aggregate value for a chart (or if you delete the chart), and if no other charts use the previous configuration, Reporting stops collecting data for the previous configuration after 10 days and removes the collected data.