Custom chart types

This page lists the custom chart types that are available for Dynatrace dashboards.

Deprecation warning

The custom chart functionality described in this help topic is deprecated. In its place, Dynatrace now offers the Data explorer, which greatly enhances your abilities to query and chart metrics.

Converting your deprecated charts to the new functionality is automatic. For instructions, see Migration from custom charts.

Timeseries charts

The timeseries chart supports up to 5 metrics in a single chart.

The following timeseries chart types are available:

Line charts

Line chart

Stacked area charts

Stacked area chart

Stacked bar charts

Bar chart

You can set the type for every metric in the chart. To select the type of a chart:

  1. Expand the table row of the required metric to access the available charting options.
  2. From the Chart type list, select the required visualization.

Pie charts

The pie chart shows a distribution of measurements between metric dimensions. It supports only 1 metric in a single chart.

The example below shows the distribution of number of calls between methods of the demo application.

Pie chart

Select a dimension in the legend to deactivate it and temporarily remove it from the chart.

Top list charts

Top list charts show up to 15 of the top dimensions of a metric. This chart type supports only 1 metric per chart.

The example below shows top-5 hosts by CPU usage.

Top list chart

When pinned to a dashboard, the top list chart displays as many entities as possible, up to a maximum of 15, depending on the size of the tile. If some entries don't fit on the tile, an overflow message is displayed, for example 5 more.

Single value chart

The single value chart shows the aggregated value of a metric for the specified timeframe and aggregation.

Single value chart