When you create a Line Chart or an Area Chart you can add gridlines to the chart, and also customize how those gridlines are displayed.
To change gridlines on the Y axis:
- On the Dashboards page, click the Edit toggle.
- Click the Panel's Settings icon.
- Click Y Axis.
- Minor gridlines. Here you can select:
- Use default interval. Keeps the default gridlines.
- Enter an interval. Click here, and a suggested value is automatically entered. To change the gridline interval, enter a positive numeric value.
Example: For the Y axis in the example above, the data ranges from 0 to 14.3k and shows default grid lines at 0, 4,750, 9,500, and 14.3k. So if you want to see 10 grid lines between 0 and 4,750, divide 4,750 by 10 (4750/10 = 475). For the Y axis Grid Line Interval enter 475, and you will see 10 grid lines between 0 and 4,750.
- Minor gridline color. To modify the gridline color, select a color from the picker.
- Click Save.
NOTE: If the whole area is covered with color rather than grid lines of color, the interval is too low. Calculate a larger number based on the data ranges returned by your search query. Also, in the Chrome web browser, if the number of grid lines is too low, it could freeze the browser window or crash the Search page. If this occurs, you will see a warning message.