So I have a timechart that I'm using to plot latencies. I am trying to just capture the seconds and miliseconds. I do not need the Date, Hours and Minutes, nor the AM / PM values. How do I truncate the x axis labels to do such a thing?
index="test_index_3" | timechart values(value) as Messages span=1ms
Try renaming _time to a different name and formatting the field to the required time format (strftime). The chart visualisation is recognising that _time is being used and imposing format; by using a different name, you can specify the format yourself.
So the problem with that, is when you label it different with the strftime, it truncates the labels or does not space them out automatically similar to the way it does with a timechart. e.g. it treats each value no longer as a time, but as a string, so when you go to plot it, it doesn't know how to treat the values like it does with time where it goes: (in a 30 milisecond scan) well I'll just label each occurrence as 2 milliseconds rather than 1 millisecond because this timechart cant fit 30 labels, but it can fit 15.