Column chart widget

About the column chart widget

The column chart widget generates a standard vertical bar chart. 

Configuration options

The following table lists the configuration options of this widget: 

Widget title Enter a descriptive title for the widget.
Widget description Enter a description of the widget.
Widget size Select the size of the widget window in the dashboard layout. The units are columns x rows. For example, 3x2 will fit the widget across three columns and two rows.
Time Range Specify the period of time over which you want to analyze data in the diagram. You can choose from 1 hour up to 1 year.
Group by Use this option to select the grouping. Enter the required multiplier number in the left field and the time range in the right one (minutes, hours or days)
  • This option is related to the selected Time Range. If the time range is one year, it is not possible to group by minutes, but only for days or hours.
  • These options could be completed using the Accumulate in period field to make the line continuous by accumulating the results of the grouping.
Y Axis Label Enter a label for the Y-axis that describes the units.
Accumulate in period Make the line continuous by accumulating the results of the grouping
Actions Add or remove elements of the grouping field. Select All to include all values.
Field to show Select the aggregated field to use as the data to measure.
Show last point Select ON to show the last data point.
Show first point Select ON to show the first data point.

The following options appear if you select All in Actions:

Show all series Select ON to show only the most significant values. Select OFF to display only one line representing the sum of all the series.
Max. series to show If you select ON in the Show all series toggle, enter here the maximum number of series to show.
Sort by descending order Select ON to order data in descending order.


The following widget is an example of the ISP (service provider) activity over the last week with the following configuration:

  • Time Range - 1 week
  • Group by - hours
  • Accumulate in period - 1 day
  • Field to show - count
  • Actions - All
  • Sort by descending order - ON

  • Click a catagory in the legend to highlight its values in the chart.
  • Zoom in/out by clicking on the map, dragging the mouse and selecting the required area over the widget.

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