Configuring the Line Chart Report Element

This task assumes that you have already added the Line Chart report element to a custom report template row.

For more information, see Adding or Editing Custom Templates.

  1. In the Line Chart report element, click Edit.

    The Edit Line Chart > Step 1: Data View screen appears.

  2. Select the type of report data you want to display from the Data Views directory.

    For more information, see Data Views.

  3. Click Next >.

    The Step 2: Set Query Criteria screen appears.

  4. To filter the data that displays, select Custom criteria.
  5. Specify the Match rule for the custom filter.
    • All of the criteria: Data must match all the specified criteria.

    • Any of the criteria: Data can match any of the specified criteria.

  6. Specify the filtering criteria, each of which consists of three parts:
    • Data type: Corresponds to a column returned by the data view

    • Operator: Used to match or exclude data type values

    • Value: Select criteria from the drop-down controls or specify values in the text boxes


    The options that display depend on the selected data view, and the selected data type and operator.

    Apex Central supports a maximum of 20 filters.

  7. Add or remove criteria using the plus () and minus () controls.
  8. Click Next >.

    The Step 3: Specify Design screen appears.

  9. Specify the Name used as the title for the chart.
  10. From the Drag Available Fields list, drag-and-drop the data that displays in the following locations:
    • Data Field: Defines the data value on the vertical axis of the chart

    • Category Field: Defines the data value on the horizontal axis of the chart

    • Series Field: Defines the type of data to plot against the vertical and horizontal axes used as a comparison

  11. In the Data Properties section, configure the following:
    • Value label: The label that appears on the vertical axis of the chart

    • Aggregated by: The method in which to display data

      • Total number of instances: Includes duplicate results in the data

      • Number of unique instances: Displays only one instance of duplicated result types

      For example, if an endpoint detects 5 instances of "VirusA" and 3 instances of "VirusB" in the data, the detection count on the graph would display the following values:

      • Total number of instances = 8 (virus detections, regardless of virus name)

      • Number of unique instances = 2 (unique virus types, regardless of number of occurrences)

  12. In the Category Properties section, configure the following:
    • Specify the Label name that appears on the horizontal axis of the chart.

    • Select the Sorting order and direction.

      • Aggregation value: Sorts based on the count value of the data

      • Category name: Sorts alphabetically based on the category name

    • Select the Filter summarized result check box to filter the data that displays in the report.

      • Specify the maximum number of items to display.

      • Enable Aggregate remaining items to group all remaining data in the "Others" category.

  13. In the Series Properties section, specify the Label name that appears to describe the data series.
  14. Click Save.

    The Add/Edit Report Template screen appears with the updated chart settings applied.