Simple XML for timelines

Custom visualizations use a namespaced syntax for Simple XML. Specific visualization properties are appended to the app and visualization context.

Add a timeline to a dashboard panel

You can add a timeline to a dashboard panel using Simple XML. Use this syntax to specify the app and visualization context.

<viz type="timeline_app.timeline">

Configure timeline properties

To configure a timeline property, add any of the following property names and a value to this syntax.

<option name=

Option name Accepted values Default Example
useColors [ true | false] true
<option name="timeline_app.timeline.useColors">false</option>
colorMode [ categorical | sequential] categorical
<option name="timeline_app.timeline.colorMode = categorical</option>
minColor Any valid CSS color string. #FFE8E8
<option name="timeline_app.timeline.minColor">#6db7c6</option>
maxColor Any valid CSS color string. #DA5C5C
<option name="timeline_app.timeline.maxColor">#d93f3c</option>
numBins Any number from 3-9. 6
<option name="timeline_app.timeline.numOfBins">3</option>
<option name="timeline_app.timeline.axisTimeFormat">MINUTES</option>
<option name="timeline_app.timeline.tooltipTimeFormat">MINUTES</option>

Example Simple XML source

Here is an example dashboard panel.

  <label>Timeline Dashboard example</label>
      <title>My timeline example</title>
      <viz type="timeline_app.timeline">
          <query>| inputlookup outages.csv | where Year = 2006 | head 20 | rename "Date Event Began" AS start_date   | rename "Date of Restoration" AS end_date   | rename "Time Event Began" AS start_time   | rename "Time of Restoration" AS end_time   | eval _time = strptime(start_date." ".start_time, "%m/%d/%Y %H:%M %p") | eval end_time = strptime(end_date." ".end_time, "%m/%d/%Y %H:%M %p") | eval duration = (end_time - _time) * 1000 * (random()%5) | eval duration = IF(duration < 86400000, 0, duration) | stats count by _time, duration, "NERC Region", "Event Description" | table _time "NERC Region" duration</query>
        <option name="timeline_app.timeline.useColors">true</option>
        <option name="timeline_app.timeline.colorMode">categorical</option>
        <option name="timeline_app.timeline.numOfBins">6</option>
        <option name="timeline_app.timeline.maxColor">#DA5C5C</option>
        <option name="timeline_app.timeline.minColor">#FFE8E8</option>
        <option name="timeline_app.timeline.axisTimeFormat">DAYS</option>
        <option name="timeline_app.timeline.tooltipTimeFormat">DAYS</option>
Last modified on 12 August, 2016
Add a timeline visualization to a dashboard   Release notes

This documentation applies to the following versions of Timeline: 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.1.0, 1.2.0, 1.3.0, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2

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