Tree components

Tree components summarize data by one or more fields from your data source. Tree components are not dependent on date or time, so you can display them without using date and time filters. If based on a filter, tree components retrieve the result set and group the selected fields, providing a summary of your data rather than the full results. If filters are absent, all data for the selected fields is displayed from the data source.

Tree components require a primary series, and the sort values are applied based on the primary series you select.

Within a single tree component, you can have multiple independent series, each retrieved from a different a data source if required. You can also set up a calculated series, which performs a mathematical calculation based on one or more of the other series in the component. A calculated series is recommended when you have key performance indicators that require a more complex analysis of the data.

Another property of the tree component is that you can include values from a single field into the tree hierarchy. Where a data field contains a hierarchical structure (such as First.Second.Third), the tree component can split this structure into separate values and insert them into the hierarchy using a hierarchy field. 

For example, the image below displays the same data on the left and right. On the left, the incidents are displayed in a hierarchy field—the values are split based on the "." delimiter (as seen on the right side) to create the hierarchy.

Tree component series

Tree components can display multiple independent series at one time, meaning you can view data from multiple data sources within a single tree component if desired.

Tree component hierarchies

Where a data field contains a hierarchical structure (such as First.Second.Third), the tree component can split the structure into separate values and insert them into the hierarchy using a hierarchy field.  

Calculated series

You can define a calculated series that performs a mathematical calculation using values from one or more of the other series in a tree component. By doing so, you're creating a new series that provides a more complete analysis of the key performance indicators you're interested in viewing. When using a calculated series, you have the option of hiding the other series used in the calculation.

Several mathematical expressions are available for creating a calculated series, as described below.