Siren Platform User Guide

Line, area, and bar charts

Line, Area, and Bar charts enable you to plot your data on the X/Y axis.

First you need to select your metrics which define Value axis.

For more information, see Y-axis aggregations.

The buckets aggregations determine what information is being retrieved from your data set.

Before you choose a buckets aggregation, specify if you are splitting slices within a single chart or splitting into multiple charts. A multiple chart split must run before any other aggregations. When you split a chart, you can change if the splits are displayed in a row or a column by clicking the Rows | Columns selector.

The X axis of this chart is the buckets axis. You can define buckets for the X axis, for a split area on the chart, or for split charts.

This chart’s x-axis supports the following aggregations.

  • Date Histogram

  • Histogram

  • Range

  • Date Range

  • IPv4 Range

  • Terms

  • Filters

  • Significant Terms

  • External Query Terms Filter

For more information, see X-axis aggregations.

After you have specified an X axis aggregation, you can define sub-aggregations to refine the visualization. Click + Add Sub Aggregation to define a sub-aggregation, then choose Split Area or Split Chart, then select a sub-aggregation from the list of types.

When multiple aggregations are defined on a chart’s axis, you can use the up or down arrows to the right of the aggregation’s type to change the aggregation’s priority.

You can customize your visualization. For more information, see Customizing aggregations.

Metrics and Axes

Select the Metrics and Axes tab to change the way each individual metric is shown on the chart. The data series are styled in the Metrics section, while the axes are styled in the X and Y axis sections.

Metrics

Modify how each metric from the Data panel is visualized on the chart.

Chart type
Choose between Area, Line, and Bar types.
Mode
Stack the different metrics, or plot them next to each other.
Value Axis
Choose the axis you want to plot this data too (the properties of each are configured under Y-axes).
Line mode
Choose how the outline of lines or bars appear; smooth, straight, or stepped.
Y-axis

Style all the Y-axes of the chart.

Position
Position of the Y-axis (left or right for vertical charts, and top or bottom for horizontal charts).
Scale type
Scaling of the values (linear, log, or square root)
Advanced Options
Labels - Show Labels
Enables you to hide axis labels.
Labels - Filter Labels
If filter labels are enabled, some labels will be hidden in case there is not enough space to display them,
Labels - Rotate
Number in degrees for how much you want to rotate labels.
Labels - Truncate
Size in pixels to which the label is truncated.
Scale to Data Bounds
The default Y-axis bounds are zero and the maximum value returned by the data. Check this box to change both upper and lower bounds to match the values returned by the data.
Custom Extents
You can define custom minimum and maximum for each axis.
X-axis
Position
Position of the X-Axis (left or right for horizontal charts, and top or bottom for vertical charts).
Advanced Options
Labels - Show Labels
Enables you to hide axis labels.
Labels - Filter Labels
If filter labels are enabled, some labels will be hidden in case there is not enough space to display them.
Labels - Rotate
You can enter the number in degrees for how much you want to rotate labels.
Labels - Truncate
You can enter the size in pixels to which the label is truncated.
Panel settings

These are options that apply to the entire chart, not just the individual data series.

Common options
Legend Position
Move a legend to the left, right, top or bottom.
Show Tooltip
Toggle the display of tool tip when moving the mouse pointer over chart objects.
Current Time Marker
Show a line indicating the current time.
Grid options

You can enable grid on the chart. By default, grid is displayed on the category axis only.

X-axis
You can switch off the display of grid lines on category axis.
Y-axis
You can choose on which (if any) of the value axes you want to display grid lines.
Viewing detailed information

For information on displaying the raw data, see Visualization Spy.