Creating Customisable Reports, Visualizations, and Dashboards inside Sophie's UI.
Release or Environment
Sophie standalone versions 3.4.x - 3.7.x
Loom allows you to create many different types of visualizations, and graphs and group them together into a Dashboard.
The basis of every dashboard is saved searches (for additional documentation on how to save queries: https://goo.gl/Tt9WhP) and saved visualizations. So let's begin with the basic steps which is:
1) First create a SAVED SEARCH:
Go to the Logs icon in Sophie, and filter to the index that is relevant for your needs. Make sure to filter down to only relevant logs and make sure the columns that are showing have relevant information. SAVE this search using a name that will help you remember what's in the search.
2) Then create visualizations:
In order to plan your dashboard correctly, you’ll need to choose the right visualization.
- The visualizations will be added as widgets to your dashboard, and will represent the way you want to analyze your data, which will vary per what you’re trying to monitor.
- It is important to understand which type of visualization you want to use before actually creating the dashboard. Each visualization / a group of visualizations will be suitable for different monitoring purposes.
- In order to do so, go to the "Reports" icon and then click the + to add a new data visualization
This is the place to consider which type of data you’re monitoring and how you would like to consume it:
Are you tracking a metric over time (e.g. number of request over time, number of GoogleBot errors over time, etc.)? Probably best to use a line diagram or an area chart
- For presenting a “bottom line” figure (total number of 404 status code), best use the “Metric”
- To review the distribution of a field (from which host you’re getting the most traffic, or which types of 400’s https status codes you have) use the pie chart or either one of the bar charts.
- To find the top X values under a specific field use the data table:
- After choosing the desired type of visualization, connect it to the search you already saved. For additional details, use the following documentation: Save open search
3) Once you have a few visualizations created, put together your dashboard!
For additional information on how to add the widgets to a dashboard: Dashboard getting started