Changing the Time Bar Field

You can change the time bar field for a visual in the visual time bar settings or on the time bar itself.

While you are working on a dashboard or visual, the time range and playback configuration you have selected for different time fields are retained. So when you switch between different time fields, the time range and playback settings may change. For example, you might have analyzed your data using the following time fields:

Field Range Playback
Date January 2019-March 2019 On (enabled)
Ts April 2019 Off (disabled

When you switch between these fields on the time bar, the ranges and playback settings also switch, as appropriate for each field.

Changing the Time Bar Field Using Visual Settings

To change the time bar field for a visual using the visual time bar settings:

  1. Select the visual in the dashboard or in the Visual Gallery.

  2. If you selected the visual on a dashboard, select Edit Visual on the visual drop-down menu to access the sidebar menu for the visual.

  3. Select the visual time bar icon () on the sidebar menu for the visual. The Time Bar sidebar opens.

  4. Select a new time field on the Time Bar sidebar. The None (Time Bar is Off) option is not available for the Line charts.

  5. Optionally, select the Enable playback checkbox to enable the Play/Pause button (the Data DVR functionality) on the Time Bar. You can enable or disable this option in the Global Default Settings section for your data source. For more information about the requirements for playback, see Live Mode and Historical Playback.

  6. Select .

    The time bar for the visual is changed. If the visual is using a unified time bar, all of the visuals using the unified time bar are also changed. See Working with Unified Time Bars.

  7. Save the dashboard.

Changing the Time Bar Field on the Time Bar

To change the time bar field for a visual using the time bar:

  1. Select the visual.

  2. On the left side of the time bar, select the field name. A Time Bar dialog pops up listing all the time fields in the data source for the visual.

  3. Select a new time field on the dialog. The None (Time Bar is Off) option is not available for the Line charts.

    The time bar for the visual is changed. If the visual is using a unified time bar, all of the visuals using the unified time bar are also changed. See Working with Unified Time Bars.

  4. Close the Time Bar dialog.

  5. Save the dashboard.