I am trying to generate a chart where the x-axis scales over time. So the columns would be:
1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year
Do I need to create each bucket individually, or can I do it with some sort of log scale? The columns don't need to be exactly the date ranges above.
Assuming you want to look back from the end of the time range into the past, here's an idea:
index=_internal | addinfo | eval diff = info_max_time - _time | eval bucket = case(diff < 60, "1m", diff < 3600, "1h", diff < 86400, "1d") | chart count by bucket
I'm grabbing the end of the time range to calculate how "old" an event is, then I'm shoving the events into custom buckets and charting by that.
You can also (if you want) try something like:
... | addinfo | eval diff= info_max_time - _time | bucket span=1log10 diff | chart count by diff
You can experiment with different values for the span, e.g.,
1.2log10. This will give you time differences in seconds. The number of seconds might be awkward to work with though, so the method above with
case() would be better in that case.
I was able to use this example with a few changes:
index=_internal | addinfo | eval diff = info_max_time - _time | eval bucket = case(diff <= 86400, "1 day", 86400 < diff AND diff <= 172800, "2 days", 172800 < diff AND diff <= 604800, "1 week", 604800 < diff AND diff <= 1209600, "2 weeks", 1209600 < diff AND diff <= 2628000, "1 month") | chart count by bucket