Splunk® Enterprise

Dashboards and Visualizations

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Chart overview

Select a chart type to show one or more data dimensions in a results set. Learn how charts visualize data series.


For a quick glance at common charts and common chart use case commands, you can view the Splunk Dashboards Quick Reference guide by clicking the link in Getting started.

Select a chart

You can select a chart depending on the number of data dimensions that you want to visualize. For example, use a pie chart to show how values combine in a single field. A bubble chart can show relationships between multiple fields in a data set.

Chart type Description
Pie

Pie chart 6.5.png

Shows a single dimension. Pie slice size represents the density or frequency of values in a field.
Column and bar

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Represent one or more dimensions in a results set. These charts plot data on two axes. Each axis represents a results field.

Column and bar charts can compare values and fields.
Line and area

6.4 Line Chart example.png 6.4 Area Chart Example.png

Line charts can show value changes over time.

Area charts show changes in an aggregated value over time.
Scatter and bubble

6.4 Scatter plot example.png 6.4 bubble chart example.png



Represent multiple dimensions in a results set. These charts plot data on two axes. Data point appearance, size, and/or distribution show additional patterns or relationships.

Get started

The following topics show you how to build and configure charts.

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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, 6.5.6, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 7.0.0, 7.0.1


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