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Create time-based charts

This topic discusses using the timechart command to create time-based reports.

The timechart command

The timechart command generates a table of summary statistics. This table can then be formatted as a chart visualization, where your data is plotted against an x-axis that is always a time field. Use the timechart command to display statistical trends over time You can split the data with another field as a separate series in the chart. Timechart visualizations are usually line, area, or column charts.

When you use the timechart command, the x-axis represents time. The y-axis can be any other field value, count of values, or statistical calculation of a field value.

For more information, see the Data structure requirements for visualizations in the Dashboards and Visualizations manual.


Example 1: This report uses internal Splunk log data to visualize the average indexing thruput (indexing kbps) of Splunk processes over time. The information is separated, or split, by processor:

index=_internal "group=thruput" | timechart avg(instantaneous_eps) by processor

See also

Build a chart of multiple data series

About transforming commands and searches
Create charts that are not (necessarily) time-based

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.2.7, 6.2.8, 6.2.9, 6.2.10, 6.2.11, 6.2.12, 6.2.13, 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.3.8, 6.3.9, 6.3.10, 6.3.11, 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7, 6.4.8, 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

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