Last modified on January 19, 2018

Note: This topic describes the Charting dashboard accessible via AlertSite UXM top menu. For the charting interface used in the compare mode, see Charting.

Use the Charting dashboard to create custom charts showing your website response time and user experience metrics collected by AlertSite monitors. You can create charts combining data from several monitors, specific locations, and showing multiple performance metrics.

To open the Charting dashboard, select Charting from the top menu.

Website Performance Charts in AlertSite

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Default Chart

When you first open the Charting dashboard, it shows the response time of the first monitor in the list during the last 24 hours.

Create a Chart

  1. On the left, select the monitors and charting options.

  2. Click Apply.

  3. By default, the chart shows just the Base Page Response Time values. You can add other metrics by selecting them from the Metrics list above the chart.

  4. Select the chart type – Scatter, Line, or Bar.

    Note: Bar chart is available only if grouping is used.

When the chart is ready, you can make a screenshot and share it with your colleagues.

Modify the Chart

You can change the chart options, such as Time Frame and Chart Attributes. After making your selections, click Apply to re-generate the chart.

Charting Options

  • Monitors – Select one or more monitors to show on the chart.

    To view data from multiple monitors separately, group the chart by monitor monitor by setting Grouping to By Monitor Device. Otherwise, the chart shows average values from all monitors.

  • Locations – Select one or more locations to show on the chart. Selecting none (0 selected) includes all locations.

    To view data from multiple locations separately, group the chart by monitor location by setting Grouping to By Monitor Locations. Otherwise, the chart shows average values from all locations.

  • Time Frame – Select the time period for chart data. You can select an exact or relative time period (like Yesterday, Last 3 Days, and so on).

  • Chart Attributes – You can choose to show all runs, only succesful runs or only runs with a warning or error status.

  • Grouping – Grouping replaces a portion of data points in series with one grouped point, making it easier to spot trends in charts that show large amounts of data.

    You can group chart data by time (hour, day, week, and so on), or by data source (monitor and location):

    • Grouping by time shows average values for the base time period.
    • Selecting the By Monitor and By Location check boxes shows the monitor and location data as separate series on the chart. Clear these check boxes to view data as a single series.

By default, the chart shows the response time, but you can also add response time components (connect time, first byte time and others) and user experience metrics. For a description of available metrics, see Web Page Load Time.

Chart Types

You can view data as:

  • Scatter plot with green circles for successful runs, yellow circles for warnings, and red triangles for errors.

  • Line chart.

  • Bar chart – available only if the chart data is grouped.

You can select the chart type from the list in the chart’s top-right corner.

Working With Charts

To View Details

Hover over the chart points to see a tooltip with the status at that point, including:

  • Monitor name.

  • Location.

  • Test time and status (0 – success).

  • Response time with breakdown into where the time was spent (see Web Page Load Time for the description of the metrics).

  • Full page response time (only for website and DéjàClick monitors with full page monitoring).

  • Website availability (only for grouped charts).

  • HTTP status code.

To Zoom the Chart

Drag on the area you want to zoom into. To return to the original chart, click Reset zoom.

To Hide or Show Data Series

To show or hide selected metrics, click the metric in the legend. Hidden metrics are marked gray in the legend.

See Also

About Reporting
Web Page Load Time
AlertSite Dashboards