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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 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.
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 a result on any date in the chart to display the count for each result and the total count for all results on that date.
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.
The line chart is a historical chart that shows data over multiple times. Use the line chart when you compare values over time. Hover over a result on any date in the chart to display the count for each result and the total count for all results on that date.
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.
The table chart contains data in a table format, similar to a report. Use a table chart when you want to show report data in a table format on a dashboard.
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.
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
Date options for single-day charts
|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 Previous Week||Day||Results collected on this day one week ago.|
|This Day Previous 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 Previous Quarter||Day||Results collected on this day three months ago.|
Date range options for historical charts
|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.|
|Previous Week||Day||Daily results beginning with the previous Monday through the most recent Sunday.|
|Previous 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.|
|Previous 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.|
|Previous 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 365 Days||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 chart data once per day. However, you can run the collection process manually at any time, with a minimum of one hour between collections. 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 chart panel was created, unless another panel with the same parameters already exists in the environment. Historical data is collected for all computer groups that are 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.
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