Appendix

Provides a list of chart properties used in the Envision Dashboard.

Envision Reference (Main Topic) Installing Envision 1.2

Supported Envision Versions: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2


Table of Contents

  1. Main Chart Category
  2. Common Characteristics
  3. Charts and Examples
  4. Line Chart
  5. Area Chart
  6. Pie Chart
  7. Column Chart
  8. Bar Chart
  9. Indicator Chart

Main Chart Category

The properties of an Envision chart are divided into three broad categories:

  • Visualization—Gather information on the visual aspect of the chart.
  • Basic Info—Specify name and description (required), sharing, favorite information.
  • Data Series
    • Datasets—Select Dataset and configure data grouping, filters, and aggregation (X-AXIS)
    • Chart Type—Select a chart type, filters and data mapping (X-AXIS) to configure how and where the data will be displayed on the chart. Options in this category will vary based on the requirements of the selected chart type.

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Common Characteristics

When you create a chart using the New Chart function, each chart includes the following common information.

New Chart
Chart Option Description
Name Enter a chart name. This field is required.
Description Enter a chart description. This field is required.
Sharing Select whether chart visibility will be public or private.
Marked as Favorite Select if you want your chart added to the Favorites menu.
Dataset Details
Datasets
Chart Option Description
Select Dataset Select a dataset the application will use to collect data.
Duration Select the data rollup interval.
Data Grouping Select one or more categories of data to collect.
Filters
Chart Option Description
Select Filter Select one or more objects that data will be collected for.
Operator

Select a boolean operator to filter data with and specify a value in the text box.

Options include (CONTAINS, ENDSWITH, EQUALS, NOT EQUALS, IN, NOT_IN, and STARTSWITH).

Alias Specify an alias name to assign to the dataset filter.
+ Add an additional filter.
Charts

The Charts section includes the same set of options for each Chart Type selected.

Refer to each specific chart type section for additional detail and examples.

Chart Option Description
Select Chart Type Select the chart type you would like to render.
Select Chart Layout Select a chart layout. Options will vary based on the selected chart type.
X Position Specify the x-coordinate of the upper left-corner of the Chart
Y Position Specify the y-coordinate of the upper left-corner of the Chart.
Size Specify the height and width of the chart.
Show Legend Enable / Disable legend data for chart (True/False).
Threshold Specify and color for chart threshold line.

X-AXIS

The X-AXIS section defines the X-AXIS of the chart, what data will be used for tick marks, the title of the axis and the format of the tick mark labels.

Chart Option Description
Value This option is used to select the data to use for the X-AXIS tick marks. These values represent dimensions and metrics of the selected dataset.
Title This option is used to specify an X-AXIS title. The format of the tick marks is handled differently depending on the type of the dimension used.
Format Select a date format. If you are not a date dimension an optional prefix and suffix can be added to each tick mark label.

Series

The SERIES section defines data series of the chart.

Filter
Chart Option Description
Select Filter Select a filter for the current data series.
Operator

Select a boolean operator to filter data with and specify a value in the text box.

Options include (CONTAINS, ENDSWITH, EQUALS, NOT EQUALS, IN, NOT_IN, and STARTSWITH).

Alias Specify an alias name to assign to the series filter.
+ Add an additional filter.
Y-AXIS
Chart Option Description
Value Select the metric you want plotted along the y axis. The Value pulldown lists all metrics from the data set.
Aggregation Select the aggregation method (for example, sum or average).
Label Select option for how each series will be labeled. In a line chart this would be the label for each line. For a bar chart it would be the label for each bar. Since there may be multiple series the label will be derived from the dimensions used in the Group By field of the DATASET section which identifies how the data points are organized.
Title Enter the y axis title in the Title text box. This field is optional.

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Charts and Examples

The following sections provide a description of each supported chart type, a sample illustration of a rendered chart, and what the chart configuration might look like in the Envision product.

Line Chart

Line charts are used to illustrate trends over time. This is done most often to measure the long term progression of any other empirical statistic important to businesses or organizations. It can also be used to compare two different variables over time.

Sub Type
  • Standard
  • Stacked
  • Percentage Stacked
Example—Monthly Response Time

Simple line chart with global filter and grouping.

Envision

Configuration

Envision

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Area Chart

Area charts are useful for emphasizing the magnitude of change over time. Stacked area charts are also used to show the relationship of parts to a whole.

Sub Type
  • Standard
  • Stacked
  • Percentage Stacked
Example—Data Exchange per Container

Simple area chart with global filter, grouping and context filter.

Envision

Configuration

Envision

Example—Regional Throughput Since Start

Stacked area chart with no filter and custom dimension grouping.

Envision

Configuration

Envision

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Pie Chart

Pie charts are best used to illustrate a sample break down in a single dimension. In other words, it is best to use pie charts when you want to show differences within groups based on one variable.

Sub Type
  • Pie
  • Pyramid
  • Funnel
  • Donut
  • Semi Donut
Example—Traffic By Browser Agent

Measures how much traffic is coming from a specific application, like Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE, and other platform.

Configuration

Envision

Example—Error Summary - Semi Donut

The sum of errors generated by each developer app consuming the selected API.

Envision

Configuration

Envision

Example—Sales Process (Funnel/Pyramid)

Simple funnel chart with some visual customization.

Envision

Configuration

Envision

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Column Chart

Column charts are useful for comparing discrete data or showing trends over time. Column charts use vertical data markers to compare individual values. Can be plotted as standard, stacked and percentage stacked.

Sub Type
  • Standard
  • Stacked
  • Stacked Percentage
Example—Monthly Throughput per Service

Envision

Configuration

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Bar Chart

Bar charts are useful for showing trends over time and plotting many data series. Bar charts use horizontal data markers to compare individual values. Can be plotted as standard, stacked and percentage stacked.

Sub Type
  • Standard
  • Stacked
  • Stacked Percentage
Example—API Traffic by App

The sum of errors generated by each developer app consuming the selected API.

Envision

Configuration

Envision

Example—Success vs. Error (Stacked Bar Chart)

Stacked bar chart that illustrates success vs error. Multiple filters are used to create a series.

Envision

Configuration

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Indicator Chart

The range is a Cartesian series type with higher and lower Y values along an X axis. These charts are useful for showing a target range and a tolerance range.

Sub Type
  • Area
  • Candle Stick
  • Bar Range
  • Column Range
Example—Indicator Chart - Response Time Range

The response time range per month.

Envision

Configuration

Envision

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