Reference guide to View Designer visualization parts in Azure Monitor

By using View Designer in Azure Monitor, you can create a variety of custom views in the Azure portal that can help you visualize data in your Log Analytics workspace. This article is a reference guide to the settings for the visualization parts that are available in your custom views.

For more information about View Designer, see:

  • View Designer: Provides an overview of View Designer and procedures for creating and editing custom views.
  • Tile reference: Provides a reference to the settings for each available tile in your custom views.

The available View Designer tile types are described in the following table:

View type Description
List of queries Displays a list of log queries. You can select each query to display its results.
Number and list The header displays a single number that shows a count of records from a log query. The list displays the top ten results from a query, with a graph that indicates the relative value of a numeric column or its change over time.
Two numbers and list The header displays two numbers that show counts of records from separate log queries. The list displays the top ten results from a query, with a graph that indicates the relative value of a numeric column or its change over time.
Donut and list The header displays a single number that summarizes a value column in a log query. The donut graphically displays results of the top three records.
Two timelines and list The header displays the results of two log queries over time as column charts, with a callout that displays a single number that summarizes a value column in a log query. The list displays the top ten results from a query, with a graph that indicates the relative value of a numeric column or its change over time.
Information The header displays static text and an optional link. The list displays one or more items with a static title and text.
Line chart, callout, and list The header displays a line chart, with multiple series from a log query over time and a callout with a summarized value. The list displays the top ten results from a query, with a graph that indicates the relative value of a numeric column or its change over time.
Line chart and list The header displays a line chart, with multiple series from a log query over time. The list displays the top ten results from a query, with a graph that indicates the relative value of a numeric column or its change over time.
Stack of line charts part Displays three separate line charts, with multiple series from a log query over time.

The next sections describe the tile types and their properties in detail.

Note

Parts in views are based on log queries in your Log Analytics workspace. They do not currently support cross resource queries to retrieve data from Application Insights.

List of queries part

The list of queries part displays a list of log queries. You can select each query to display its results. The view includes a single query by default, and you can select + Query to add additional queries.

List of queries view

Setting Description
General
Title The text that's displayed at the top of the view.
New Group Select this link to create a new group in the view, starting at the current view.
Pre-selected filters A comma-delimited list of properties to include in the left filter pane when you select a query.
Render mode The initial view that's displayed when the query is selected. You can select any available views after they open the query.
Queries
Search query The query to run.
Friendly name The descriptive name that's displayed.

Number and list part

The header displays a single number that shows a count of records from a log query. The list displays the top ten results from a query, with a graph that indicates the relative value of a numeric column or its change over time.

List of queries view

Setting Description
General
Group title The text that's displayed at the top of the view.
New Group Select this link to create a new group in the view, starting at the current view.
Icon The image file that's displayed next to the result in the header.
Use Icon Select this link to display the icon.
Title
Legend The text that's displayed at the top of the header.
Query The query to run for the header. The count of the records that are returned by the query is displayed.
Click-through navigation Action taken when you click on the header. For more information, see Common Settings.
List
Query The query to run for the list. The first two properties for the first ten records in the results are displayed. The first property is a text value, and the second property is a numeric value. Bars are automatically created that are based on the relative value of the numeric column.

Use the Sort command in the query to sort the records in the list. To run the query and return all records, you can select See all.
Hide graph Select this link to disable the graph at the right of the numeric column.
Enable sparklines Select this link to display a sparkline instead of a horizontal bar. For more information, see Common Settings.
Color The color of the bars or sparklines.
Name and value separator The single-character delimiter to use to parse the text property into multiple values. For more information, see Common Settings.
Click-through navigation Action taken when you click on an item in the list. For more information, see Common Settings.
List > Column titles
Name The text that's displayed at the top of the first column.
Value The text that's displayed at the top of the second column.
List > Thresholds
Enable Thresholds Select this link to enable thresholds. For more information, see Common Settings.

Two numbers and list part

The header has two numbers that display a count of records from separate log queries. The list displays the top ten results from a query, with a graph that indicates the relative value of a numeric column or its change over time.

Two Numbers & list view

Setting Description
General
Group title The text that's displayed at the top of the view.
New Group Select this link to create a new group in the view, starting at the current view.
Icon The image file that's displayed next to the result in the header.
Use Icon Select this link to display the icon.
Title Navigation
Click-through navigation Action taken when you click on the header. For more information, see Common Settings.
Title
Legend The text that's displayed at the top of the header.
Query The query to run for the header. The count of the records that are returned by the query is displayed.
List
Query The query to run for the list. The first two properties for the first ten records in the results are displayed. The first property is a text value, and the second property is a numeric value. Bars are automatically created based on the relative value of the numeric column.

Use the Sort command in the query to sort the records in the list. To run the query and return all records, you can select See all.
Hide graph Select this link to disable the graph at the right of the numeric column.
Enable sparklines Select this link to display a sparkline instead of a horizontal bar. For more information, see Common Settings.
Color The color of the bars or sparklines.
Operation The operation to perform for the sparkline. For more information, see Common Settings.
Name and value separator The single-character delimiter to use to parse the text property into multiple values. For more information, see Common Settings.
Click-through navigation Action taken when you click on an item in the list. For more information, see Common Settings.
List > Column titles
Name The text that's displayed at the top of the first column.
Value The text that's displayed at the top of the second column.
List > Thresholds
Enable Thresholds Select this link to enable thresholds. For more information, see Common Settings.

Donut and list part

The header displays a single number that summarizes a value column in a log query. The donut graphically displays results of the top three records.

Donut and list view

Setting Description
General
Group title The text that's displayed at the top of the tile.
New Group Select this link to create a new group in the view, starting at the current view.
Icon The image file that's displayed next to the result in the header.
Use Icon Select this link to display the icon.
Header
Title The text that's displayed at the top of the header.
Subtitle The text that's displayed under the title at the top of the header.
Donut
Query The query to run for the donut. The first property is a text value, and the second property is a numeric value.
Click-through navigation Action taken when you click on the header. For more information, see Common Settings.
Donut > Center
Text The text that's displayed under the value inside the donut.
Operation The operation to perform on the value property to summarize it as a single value.
  • Sum: Adds the values of all records.
  • Percentage: The ratio of the records returned by the values in Result values used in center operation to the total records in the query.
Result values used in center operation Optionally, select the plus sign (+) to add one or more values. The results of the query are limited to records with the property values you specify. If no values are added, all records are included in the query.
Additional options > Colors
Color 1
Color 2
Color 3
Select the color for each of the values that are displayed in the donut.
Additional options > Advanced color mapping
Field value Type the name of a field to display it as a different color if it is included in the donut.
Color Select the color for the unique field.
List
Query The query to run for the list. The count of the records that are returned by the query is displayed.
Hide graph Select this link to disable the graph at the right of the numeric column.
Enable sparklines Select this link to display a sparkline instead of a horizontal bar. For more information, see Common Settings.
Color The color of the bars or sparklines.
Operation The operation to perform for the sparkline. For more information, see Common Settings.
Name and value separator The single-character delimiter to use to parse the text property into multiple values. For more information, see Common Settings.
Click-through navigation Action taken when you click on an item in the list. For more information, see Common Settings.
List > Column titles
Name The text that's displayed at the top of the first column.
Value The text that's displayed at the top of the second column.
List > Thresholds
Enable Thresholds Select this link to enable thresholds. For more information, see Common Settings.

Two timelines and list part

The header displays the results of two log queries over time as column charts, with a callout that displays a single number that summarizes a value column in a log query. The list displays the top ten results from a query, with a graph that indicates the relative value of a numeric column or its change over time.

Two timelines and list view

Setting Description
General
Group title The text that's displayed at the top of the tile.
New Group Select this link to create a new group in the view, starting at the current view.
Icon The image file that's displayed next to the result in the header.
Use Icon Select this link to display the icon.
Title Navigation
Click-through navigation Action taken when you click on the header. For more information, see Common Settings.
First chart
Second chart
Legend The text that's displayed under the callout for the first series.
Color The color to use for the columns in the series.
Query The query to run for the first series. The count of records over each time interval is represented by the chart columns.
Operation The operation to perform on the value property to summarize it as a single value for the callout.
  • Sum: The sum of the values from all records.
  • Average: The average of the values from all records.
  • Last sample: The value from the last interval that's included in the chart.
  • First sample: The value from the first interval that's included in the chart.
  • Count: The count of all records that are returned by the query.
List
Query The query to run for the list. The count of the records that are returned by the query is displayed.
Hide graph Select this link to disable the graph at the right of the numeric column.
Enable sparklines Select this link to display a sparkline instead of a horizontal bar. For more information, see Common Settings.
Color The color of the bars or sparklines.
Operation The operation to perform for the sparkline. For more information, see Common Settings.
Click-through navigation Action taken when you click on an item in the list. For more information, see Common Settings.
List > Column titles
Name The text that's displayed at the top of the first column.
Value The text that's displayed at the top of the second column.
List > Thresholds
Enable Thresholds Select this link to enable thresholds. For more information, see Common Settings.

Information part

The header displays static text and an optional link. The list displays one or more items with a static title and text.

Information view

Setting Description
General
Group title The text that's displayed at the top of the tile.
New Group Select this link to create a new group in the view, starting at the current view.
Color The background color for the header.
Header
Image The image file that's displayed in the header.
Label The text that's displayed in the header.
Header > Link
Label The link text.
Url The Url for the link.
Information items
Title The text that's displayed for the title of each item.
Content The text that's displayed for each item.

Line chart, callout, and list part

The header displays a line chart with multiple series from a log query over time and a callout with a summarized value. The list displays the top ten results from a query, with a graph that indicates the relative value of a numeric column or its change over time.

Line chart, callout, and list view

Setting Description
General
Group title The text that's displayed at the top of the tile.
New Group Select this link to create a new group in the view, starting at the current view.
Icon The image file that's displayed next to the result in the header.
Use Icon Select this link to display the icon.
Header
Title The text that's displayed at the top of the header.
Subtitle The text that's displayed under the title at the top of the header.
Line chart
Query The query to run for the line chart. The first property is a text value, and the second property is a numeric value. This query ordinarily uses the measure keyword to summarize results. If the query uses the interval keyword, the x-axis of the chart uses this time interval. If the query does not include the interval keyword, the x-axis uses hourly intervals.
Click-through navigation Action taken when you click on the header. For more information, see Common Settings.
Line chart > Callout
Callout title The text that's displayed above the callout value.
Series Name Property value for the series to use for the callout value. If no series is provided, all records from the query are used.
Operation The operation to perform on the value property to summarize it as a single value for the callout.
  • Average: The average of the values from all records.
  • Count: The count of all records that are returned by the query.
  • Last sample: The value from the last interval that's included in the chart.
  • Max: The maximum value from the intervals that are included in the chart.
  • Min: The minimum value from the intervals that are included in the chart.
  • Sum: The sum of the values from all records.
Line chart > Y-axis
Use Logarithmic Scale Select this link to use a logarithmic scale for the y-axis.
Units Specify the units for the values to be returned by the query. This information is used to display chart labels that indicate the value types and, optionally, to convert the values. The Unit type specifies the category of the unit and defines the available Current Unit type values. If you select a value in Convert to, the numeric values are converted from the Current Unit type to the Convert to type.
Custom label The text that's displayed for the y-axis next to the label for the Unit type. If no label is specified, only the Unit type is displayed.
List
Query The query to run for the list. The count of the records that are returned by the query is displayed.
Hide graph Select this link to disable the graph at the right of the numeric column.
Enable sparklines Select this link to display a sparkline instead of a horizontal bar. For more information, see Common Settings.
Color The color of the bars or sparklines.
Operation The operation to perform for the sparkline. For more information, see Common Settings.
Name and value separator The single-character delimiter to use to parse the text property into multiple values. For more information, see Common Settings.
Click-through navigation Action taken when you click on an item in the list. For more information, see Common Settings.
List > Column titles
Name The text that's displayed at the top of the first column.
Value The text that's displayed at the top of the second column.
List > Thresholds
Enable Thresholds Select this link to enable thresholds. For more information, see Common Settings.

Line chart and list part

The header displays a line chart with multiple series from a log query over time. The list displays the top ten results from a query, with a graph that indicates the relative value of a numeric column or its change over time.

Line chart and list view

Setting Description
General
Group title The text that's displayed at the top of the tile.
New Group Select this link to create a new group in the view, starting at the current view.
Icon The image file that's displayed next to the result in the header.
Use Icon Select this link to display the icon.
Header
Title The text that's displayed at the top of the header.
Subtitle The text that's displayed under the title at the top of the header.
Line chart
Query The query to run for the line chart. The first property is a text value, and the second property is a numeric value. This query ordinarily uses the measure keyword to summarize results. If the query uses the interval keyword, the x-axis of the chart uses this time interval. If the query does not include the interval keyword, the x-axis uses hourly intervals.
Click-through navigation Action taken when you click on the header. For more information, see Common Settings.
Line chart > Y-axis
Use Logarithmic Scale Select this link to use a logarithmic scale for the y-axis.
Units Specify the units for the values to be returned by the query. This information is used to display chart labels that indicate the value types and, optionally, to convert the values. The Unit type specifies the category of the unit and defines the available Current Unit type values. If you select a value in Convert to, the numeric values are converted from the Current Unit type to the Convert to type.
Custom label The text that's displayed for the y-axis next to the label for the Unit type. If no label is specified, only the Unit type is displayed.
List
Query The query to run for the list. The count of the records that are returned by the query is displayed.
Hide graph Select this link to disable the graph at the right of the numeric column.
Enable sparklines Select this link to display a sparkline instead of a horizontal bar. For more information, see Common Settings.
Color The color of the bars or sparklines.
Operation The operation to perform for the sparkline. For more information, see Common Settings.
Name and value separator The single-character delimiter to use to parse the text property into multiple values. For more information, see Common Settings.
Click-through navigation Action taken when you click on an item in the list. For more information, see Common Settings.
List > Column titles
Name The text that's displayed at the top of the first column.
Value The text that's displayed at the top of the second column.
List > Thresholds
Enable Thresholds Select this link to enable thresholds. For more information, see Common Settings.

Stack of line charts part

The stack of line chart displays three separate line charts, with multiple series from a log query over time, as shown here:

Stack of line charts

Setting Description
General
Group title The text that's displayed at the top of the tile.
New Group Select this link to create a new group in the view, starting at the current view.
Icon The image file that's displayed next to the result in the header.
Chart 1
Chart 2
Chart 3
> Header
Title The text that's displayed at the top of the chart.
Subtitle The text that's displayed under the title at the top of the chart.
Chart 1
Chart 2
Chart 3
Line chart
Query The query to run for the line chart. The first property is a text value, and the second property is a numeric value. This query ordinarily uses the measure keyword to summarize results. If the query uses the interval keyword, the x-axis of the chart uses this time interval. If the query does not include the interval keyword, the x-axis uses hourly intervals.
Click-through navigation Action taken when you click on the header. For more information, see Common Settings.
Chart > Y-axis
Use Logarithmic Scale Select this link to use a logarithmic scale for the y-axis.
Units Specify the units for the values to be returned by the query. This information is used to display chart labels that indicate the value types and, optionally, to convert the values. The Unit type specifies the category of the unit and defines the available Current Unit type values. If you select a value in Convert to, the numeric values are converted from the Current Unit type to the Convert to type.
Custom label The text that's displayed for the y-axis next to the label for the Unit type. If no label is specified, only the Unit type is displayed.

Common settings

The following sections describe settings that are common to several visualization parts.

Name and value separator

The name and value separator is the single-character delimiter to use to parse the text property from a list query into multiple values. If you specify a delimiter, you can provide names for each field, separated by the same delimiter in the Name box.

For example, consider a property called Location that included values such as Redmond-Building 41 and Bellevue-Building 12. You can specify a dash (-) for the name and value separator and City-Building for the name. This approach parses each value into two properties called City and Building.

Click-Through Navigation

Click-through navigation defines what action will be taken when you click on a header or list item in a view. This will either open a query in the Log Analytics or launch another view.

The following table describes the settings for click-through navigation.

Setting Description
Log Search (Auto) Log query to run when you select a header item. This is the same log query that the item is based on.
Log Search Log query to run when you select an item in a list. Type the query into the Navigation query box. Use {selected item} to include the syntax for the item that the user selected. For example, if the query has a column named Computer and the navigation query is {selected item}, a query such as Computer="MyComputer" is run when you select a computer. If the navigation query is Type=Event {selected item}, the query Type=Event Computer="MyComputer" is run.
View View to open when you select a header item or an item in a list. Select the name of a view in your workspace in the View Name box.

Sparklines

A sparkline is a small line chart that illustrates the value of a list entry over time. For visualization parts with a list, you can select whether to display a horizontal bar, which indicates the relative value of a numeric column, or a sparkline, which indicates its value over time.

The following table describes the settings for sparklines:

Setting Description
Enable Sparklines Select this link to display a sparkline instead of a horizontal bar.
Operation If sparklines are enabled, this is the operation to perform on each property in the list to calculate the values for the sparkline.
  • Last sample: The last value for the series over the time interval.
  • Max: The maximum value for the series over the time interval.
  • Min: The minimum value for the series over the time interval.
  • Sum: The sum of the values for the series over the time interval.
  • Summary: Uses the same measure command as the query in the header.

Thresholds

By using thresholds, you can display a colored icon next to each item in a list. Thresholds give you a quick visual indicator of items that exceed a particular value or fall within a particular range. For example, you can display a green icon for items with an acceptable value, yellow if the value is within a range that indicates a warning, and red if it exceeds an error value.

When you enable thresholds for a part, you must specify one or more thresholds. If the value of an item is greater than a threshold value and lower than the next threshold value, the color for that value is used. If the item is greater than the highest threshold value, another color is used.

Each threshold set has one threshold with a value of Default. This is the color that's set if no other values are exceeded. You can add or remove thresholds by selecting the Add (+) or Delete (x) button.

The following table describes the settings for thresholds:

Setting Description
Enable Thresholds Select this link to display a color icon at the left of each value. The icon indicates the value's health relative to specified thresholds.
Name The name of the threshold value.
Threshold The value for the threshold. The health color for each list item is set to the color of the highest threshold value that's exceeded by the item's value. If no threshold values are exceeded, a default color is used.
Color The color that indicates the threshold value.

Next steps

  • Learn about log queries to support the queries in visualization parts.