Series View

This visualization displays different sets of metrics evolving over a common dimension. Each numeric axis of the parallel coordinates view can therefor be displayed as a serie. Thereby, a serie is dependant of the Plotting of its axis.



Zoom level over the common dimension (X-axis) can be changed using the mouse wheel button or by doing a click-and-drag. An homothetic zoom can be done using the “Ctrl” modifier both with the mouse wheel button or with a click-and-drag.

It is also possible to zoom between two values using the range widget :



Selecting a continuous range of values over the common dimension (X-axis) by doing a “Shift” + click-and-drag will instantly transfert the selection to the others views.


The current selection of the Source has also an impact over the display of the timeseries : only the selected values are taken into account an the view is refreshed instantly upon any selection change.

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Rendering modes


This is the default mode. It allows to easily spot gaps in data.



This alternative mode can be interesting when the values are a bit chaotic.


Lines Always

This mode is advisable when the values are widely spaced and an interpolation is needed.

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Splitting the series according to a specific axis

It can sometimes be convenient to split one or more series according to the values contained in a specific column in order to reveal information that was previously hidden.

The resulting series are then superposed allowing to easily spot abnormal behavior.

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Any column can be used to split the series by selecting it in the proper combo box.

Selecting the series to display

A click-and-drag over the list of series can toggle activate or deactivate several series at a time.


Accessing the view

There are three ways to access this graphic view.

By right-clicking on the header of a zone on the parallel view:


By right-clicking on the header of column in the listing view:


By clicking on the scatter view button located on the workspace toolbar and selection the appropriate zone:

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The selected axis will then be used a the common dimension (X-axis), and all the other numeric axes will be displayed a series (Y-axis).