Setting a time range in Activeboards
You can use the general time-range control in the Activeboards work area to apply a time range to all the widgets in your Activeboard, or assign time ranges to specific widgets in your Activeboard.
Learn the basics of setting a specific time range in your Activeboard or specific widget in the following video:
Set a time range for your Activeboard
When you set a specific time range for an Activeboard, the widgets' data is automatically recalculated and only the results for the selected time range are displayed.
Simply click the time range area at the top right corner to define a new period in the window that appears, then click Apply to recalculate the Activeboard's data.
Set a time range for a widget
You can also set specific time ranges for individual widgets, selecting the widget top bar and enabling the Custom Date Range option. This will open a time-range picker that works exactly the same as the Activeboard general one. Keep in mind that setting a custom time range for a widget overrides the period selected for the Activeboard.
Absolute and relative time ranges
There are two different options available when you set a time range for an Activeboard or widget:
Set an absolute date
Click the time range indicator and select the start and end date of your required range, then click Apply. The Activeboard or widget will be updated to display data from that period of time, and the selected range will be shown in the time range indicator.
Set a relative date
You may want to represent data from periods of time relative to the current date (for example, last 5 minutes, last day...). To do it, click the time range indicator and select one of the options in the Preset intervals area at the right, then click Apply.
The interval selected will be shown in the time-range indicator. You will notice this icon, which indicates that a preset interval has been applied to the Activeboard or widget.
When you select a relative date, you can click the play button to activate real-time data flow in your Activeboard or widget. After activating the real-time option, this iconappears on the corresponding widgets. Keep in mind that widgets with a custom date range set will not be affected when you enable this option in the Activeboard time range selector.
When the real-time option is enabled, widgets are refreshed at the query grouping time (for grouping time > 0 and <= 5 minutes) to show the new data corresponding to the relative period specified. Widgets with queries that group data every 0 (no-temporal grouping) or queries that don't group data or grouping time is greater than 5 minutes are refreshed every 15 seconds.
For example, if you select Last 5 minutes in a widget custom time range and the widget query groups data every 5m, the widget will be refreshed every 5 minutes to show data corresponding to the last 5 minutes. If you select Last 5 minutes in a widget custom time range and the widget query groups data every 10m, the widget will be refreshed every 15 seconds to show data corresponding to the last 5 minutes.