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 using the Search tab, select Statistics. 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 or 4 data series.|
|Punchcard||No||Yes||Punchcard charts work best with 3 data series.|
Set global and local defaults
Line and area charts
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Dashboards App: 0.5.2, 0.6.0, 0.7.0, 0.8.0, 0.9.0