Data for charts
To build any chart, start with a transforming search that generates one or more data series.
A series is a sequence of related data points. These points can be plotted on a chart. For example, each line in a line chart shows one series.
When you run a transforming search, select the Statistics tab. Review the statistics table to see the series generated. After the first column, each additional column represents a series. A single series search generates two columns. A multiple series search generates three or more columns.
Different chart types are optimized to visualize one or more data series.
|Chart name||Optimized for single series?||Optimized for multiple series?||Notes|
|Pie||Yes||No||Pie charts can only render a single series.|
|Line||Yes||Yes||Typically, line charts are used for multiple series.|
|Area||No||Yes||Use an area chart to render multiple series.|
|Scatter||No||Yes||Scatter charts work best with two data series.|
|Bubble||No||Yes||Bubble charts work best with three data series.|
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.1612 (Splunk Cloud only), 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 7.0.0