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Can we name the addcoltotals field in a bar chart?

Builder

I ran this search:

.....| chart  count by TYPE | addcoltotals labelfield=total 

and got these results:

type    count     total
a         2
b         2
c         2          
          6       total

I visualized the above result in a bar chart, but the total field does not have any name to it like a or b or c .....is there any way that the bar chart can have a name called total?

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Hi vrmandadi,

Try with fillnull command to have a name for it like follow in your bar graph

 .....| chart  count by TYPE | addcoltotals labelfield=total |fillnull value=TOTAL

Or you can try:

.....| chart  count by TYPE | addcoltotals labelfield=TYPE label=total

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Champion

haven't done any testing but what if you set labelfield to TYPE

.... | addcoltotals labelfield=TYPE

So that you end up with data that looks like this instead

TYPE       count
 a               2
 b               2
 c               2          
 total         6

Since you are chart'ing by TYPE, I don't think you'd see a new field you named total

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Hi vrmandadi,

Try with fillnull command to have a name for it like follow in your bar graph

 .....| chart  count by TYPE | addcoltotals labelfield=total |fillnull value=TOTAL

Or you can try:

.....| chart  count by TYPE | addcoltotals labelfield=TYPE label=total

View solution in original post

Thanks vrmandadi,

I see that you sent me also points. You could also do it by just vote has left my response

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Builder

thanks a lot the first query worked just with a small change

chart count by TYPE | addcoltotals labelfield=total |fillnull value=TOTAL |fields -total

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Motivator

hi,

try like this:

your base search | chart count by TYPE |addcoltotals labelfield=TOTAL label=Total
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Builder

This is same as the search i typed and the result is the same,,when I see the bar graph I cannot see the name for it

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Try something like this

your base search | chart count by TYPE | addcoltotals | eval TYPE=coalesce(TYPE,"total")

OR

your base search | chart count by TYPE | appendpipe [| stats sum(count) as count | eval TYPE="total"]

Updated
Total as separate series/column

  your base search | chart count by TYPE | eventstats sum(count) as total
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Builder

Hi Somesh,

I tried using the above two searches but none of them gave me name on the bar graph ,the second search adds all total and again adds the total with the above count.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Both the search should give an output like this

type count
a         2
b         2
c         2 
total   6

Both column and bar chart gives me a bar/column with name total. I guess you're talking about the legend where the name of series is only count. If you want to have total as separate series, try the updated answer.

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Builder

| chart count by MESSAGE_TYPE | addcoltotals labelfield=total |fillnull value=TOTAL |fields- total

this worked...the updated query gives a separate column total and each row is having the the total

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