As charts are configured with the Chart Builder tool, the tool generates the corresponding properties for each customized item. The metrics configuration can be copied into a properties file and added to a dashboard. If no values are specified for a given property, the property will use a default value from the <server-root>/config/dashboard/charts/_chart-definition.template file. All properties and their descriptions are listed in this file.

The properties in the chart definition file are broken into two groups:
  • Properties that start with display affect the display of the data.
  • Properties that start with query affect the metric query.
When building a new chart, just copy the query parameters into a properties file. In general, display options should be referenced from common styles defined in the _chart-definition.template file, or the styles defined for a dashboard.