Creating a Line Graph

Line Graphs are good for showing trends in many different types of parameters.

To add a line graph to a widget, you should have already followed the instructions to make a widget found here.

1) To begin, click on ” Edit Dashboard” in the top right

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2) Next select the panel where you’d like to put a line graph.

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3) Select “Add Widget”.

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4) Name the widget and select an icon, then click “+ Add Widget”.

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5) Click “Add Content to This Widget”.

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6) Select “Create a Graph” from the menu on the left, and then “Line Graph” right below it.

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7) The first step to creating a good line graph is to tell the OnPing where to pull the data from that will be displayed. To start this process, click on ” Y1 Parameters”.

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8) Search for the company, site, and location.

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9) This will display all parameters associated with the location. Select all parameters you wish to see on the graph.

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10) You can change the amount of time the graph displays. For this graph I’d like to display the last 30 days, so I am changing the “Time Value” amount to 30, and selecting “Day” from the drop-down “Time Unit” menu.

In the “Title” line, I have also given the graph a name. This name will appear at the top of the finished graph.

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11) You can change the style of the graph as well as the color of the line. Selecting colors for line graphs becomes very useful when you’d like to choose a second parameter to view data from multiple sources to look for differences, overlaps or trends.

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12) Once your graph is displaying correctly, click “Save Widget” to make it permanent.

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13) Saving the widget will exit the widget, from here click “Update” to save the dashboard and exit the “Edit Dashboard” mode.

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14) You can now click on the panel to view the graph in its final form.

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If you have any thoughts, ideas, or questions, please feel free to leave a comment below or use the contact feature at www.onping.net

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