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Trend visualizations should be used for datasets that have a sequential, numeric X that is not time. Some examples are function graphs, rpm/torque curves, supply/demand relationships, and elevation or heart rate plots along a race course (with x as distance or duration from start).

Trend visualizations support all visual styles and options available in the time series visualization with these exceptions:

  • No annotations or time regions
  • No shared cursor/crosshair
  • No multi-timezone x axis
  • No ability to change the dashboard time range via drag-selection

X Field selection

Use this option to select a field that contains increasing numeric values.

Trend x value selection
Trend x value selection

For example, you could represent engine power and torque versus speed where speed is plotted on the x axis and power and torque are plotted on the y axes.

Trend engine power and torque curves
Trend engine power and torque curves