Reference: Chart options in Trends

Panels use charts to visually display results returned by Trends questions. The following are the types of charts that you can find in Trends in addition to the possible date ranges that a chart can display.

Chart types

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

Bar chart

The bar chart displays data for a single day. Use a 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 bar chart do not necessarily add up to a whole.

Figure  1:  Example of a bar chart

Donut chart

The donut chart displays data for a single day. 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.

Figure  2:  Example of a donut chart

Line chart

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

Figure  3:  Example of a line chart

Stacked area chart

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

Figure  4:  Example of a stacked area chart

Date options

The date options that you can set for a chart depend on the type of chart.

  • Single-day charts, such as donut charts and bar charts, display a single day of data.
  • Historical charts, such as stacked area charts and line charts, display a date range.

Date options for single-day charts

Option Time Interval Description
Custom - Select a day to view results from the last time Trends collected data on that day.
Latest data - Results from the last time Trends collected data for the source. The user interface shows the date of collection (UTC time). This is the only available option for a single-day chart that uses an hourly module source.
Today Day Results from the last time Trends collected data on the current day (UTC time).
Yesterday Day Results from the last time Trends collected data on the previous day (UTC time).
This day last week Day Results from the last time Trends collected data one week ago (UTC time).
This day last month Day Results from the last time Trends collected data one month ago (UTC time).
This day last quarter Day Results from the last time Trends collected data three months ago (UTC time).

Date range options for historical charts

Option Time Interval Description
Custom - Select the start date and end date of a date range.
This week Day Daily results beginning with the most recent Sunday through the current day.
This month Day Daily results beginning with the first of the month through 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 week Day Daily results beginning with the previous Monday through the most recent Sunday.
Last month Day Daily results for the previous month.
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 7 days Day Last 7 daily results, including the current day.
Last 30 days Day Last 30 daily results, including the current day.
Last 90 days Day Last 90 daily results, including the current day.
Last 4 hours Hour Last 4 hourly results, including the current hour.
Last 12 hours Hour Last 12 hourly results, including the current hour.
Last 24 hours Hour Last 24 hourly results, including the current hour.

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