Use your charts

Once created, you can customize the appearance of your chart to best present the data. You can share a chart in different formats and add a chart to a new or existing dashboard.

Change the appearance of your chart

When you run your query in advanced (NRQL) mode or view your chart while using basic mode to specify data, chart builder analyzes your data and applies a chart type that fits your data.

You can select another chart type that you prefer — your chart should tell the story that you want to communicate. Some chart types may not be available due to the nature of the data you specified.

To change the appearance of your chart, use the Chart type menu to the right of the current chart. Each type in the list has a tooltip with information about using that type.

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Example of the Chart type menu, showing a tooltip.

Share your chart

You can share your chart with others. You have several options that allow you to share a chart.

Get chart link

Available for all chart types.

Use Get chart link to create an embeddable chart link that can be added to a webpage.

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Example of embeddable link to a chart

Embeddables can be used in both internal and external websites.

If you create a web page that has a link to a chart or dashboard in regular text, search engines will use and present the link URL in search results. Those search results with the link URL would persist, even after the link or the entire page is removed from your website, potentially exposing proprietary information.

You can revoke an embeddable in Insights. When you revoke an embeddable, it is removed and will no longer appear on any web page.

To revoke an embeddable with Insights:

  1. Go to insights.newrelic.com > Manage Data > Embeddables.
  2. Locate the embeddable to revoke on the page.
  3. Click the delete [trash-o icon] icon to remove the embeddable.

The embeddable is revoked and the chart will no longer be available at its URL.

Get as image

Available for all chart types.

Use Get as image to produce an image in the .png format. When you select Get as image, a new tab or window opens with the chart image, which you can save.

Export CSV

Available for the table chart type only.

Table charts can exported in a comma-separated-value text file, where they can be added to an application such as a spreadsheet.

When you select Export CSV, the file is automatically downloaded to the download folder for your browser. Depending on the applications you use, the table may also display in a spreadsheet.

Copy JSON

Available for the JSON chart type only.

Use Copy JSON to copy the contents of the JSON so you paste the contents into a text file. The JSON can be used to add the data to a program, for example.

To share JSON:

  1. Click the Share menu on the top-right corner of your chart.
  2. Select Copy JSON.
  3. Paste the JSON text into a text file that you can share.

Add your chart to a dashboard

You can add charts to a new or existing dashboard.

To add a chart to an existing dashboard:

  1. Click the icon.
  2. Optionally, use the Widget title field to add a title for your chart.
  3. Select Existing dashboard.
  4. If needed, use Search dashboards to locate the dashboard you want to use.
  5. Select a dashboard.
  6. Click Add to dashboard.

To add a chart to a new dashboard:

  1. Click the icon.
  2. Optionally, use the Widget title field to add a title for your chart.
  3. Select New dashboard.
  4. Enter a name for the new dashboard.
  5. Select the permissions to apply to the dashboard.
  6. Click Add to dashboard.

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