Use the Chart Builder tool to build or adjust system and performance charts. When the configuration is set, copy the parameters into a properties file, and add the chart to a dashboard.

Parameters Description

Metric Group

Selects a specific group of metrics to be considered for charting.


Displays the specific metric. Open the drop-down list and hover over a metric to view a description of the particular metric.


Splits the chart result into multiple series based on the pivot dimension chosen.

Dimension Filter

Filters the data based on the dimension(s) entered, such as the type of operations that can be viewed for an LDAP operations metric.


Displays the type of "measurement" that may exist for each metric. For example, each response-time sample contains:

  • number of operations (count)
  • average time-per-op (average)
  • histogram-of-operation-time (histogram)

On a per-sample basis, the PingDataMetrics server stores the following: count, average, minimum, maximum, and histogram. Any metric can have one or more of five statistics, but not all statistics are equally valuable. Note the following points:

  • The minimum and maximum statistics may be of limited value, because as they are time-averaged, they go to extremes (min of minimums and max of maximums).
  • The count and histogram statistics have high fidelity over time because they time-aggregate perfectly.
  • The average statistic loses fidelity over time, because as the time-window for averaging gets larger, the highs and lows are lost.

Number of Points

If the number of points is set to 1, all chart types, except time series, can be used. If the number of points is greater than 1, then only time series charts can be used.

Chart Type

Displays the chart based on the type:

  • Area time series
  • Bar chart
  • Column chart
  • Pie chart
  • Stacked bar chart
  • Stacked column chart
  • Time series

Chart Properties

Displays the generated chart properties. Copy the query properties into a properties file.

Data URL

The API for getting the data. This can be used to call the chart into a third-party client application.