Time Frame

The Time Frame controls the range of data displayed in various tools in Metricly by specifying a window of time and an ending date. By default, the ending date is set to today, which allows the most recent data to be displayed.

The number of elements displayed on certain pages is sensitive to the time frame setting i.e. an element that was available a week ago but not available now would show on the list when 1w is selected.

Editing the Time Frame setting

    1. In the Time Frame, select a period of time between 1 hour and 1 week. Selecting “1h” displays the most recent hour of data.
    2. Optionally, click  to specify an ending date other than today.
    3. Data will automatically reload to reflect your changes.
Assume that it is now 12:00 PM on January 8th. If the ending date in the Time Frame is set to today, selecting 1w allows you to view the most recent week of data. This means the data displayed is between 12:00 PM on January 1st and 12:00 PM on January 8th (now). Or, if you select 1h in the Time Frame, you can view data collected between 11:00 AM on January 8th and 12:00 PM on January 8th (now).

Time Frame navigation

The left and right arrows in the Time Frame allow you to move the specified window of time backwards or forward by adjusting the ending date.

Each time you click the left or right arrow, the window of time moves at an interval of 25% of the time frame selected. So, if 3 days is selected, clicking the left arrow once moves the 3 day window of time back by 18 hours, because 18 hours is 25% of 72 hours.

Assume that it is now 10:40 AM on October 5th. If the ending date in the Time Frame is set to today, selecting “3d” displays the most recent 3 days of data.
This means that you are viewing data between 10:40 AM on October 2nd and 10:40 AM on October 5th.

If you want to view 3 days worth of data ending before 10:40 AM on October 5th, you can use the left arrow to adjust the ending date and shift the 3 day window of time backwards. Because clicking the left or right arrows in the Time Frame moves the window of time backwards or forwards by 25% of the time frame selected, clicking the left arrow once would allow you to view data between 4:40 PM on October 1st and 4:40 PM on October 4th (an end date 18 hours, or 25% of 72 hours, earlier than 10:40 PM on October 5th).

Refresh Interval

The Refresh Interval, available on dashboards, controls the frequency at which data automatically refreshes. For example, if the Refresh Interval is set to 10 Minutes, data will automatically refresh every 10 minutes to show the most recent data collected. The default setting for the Refresh Interval is 5 minutes.

Edit the Refresh Interval

  1. Open the Ending Date Time Settings by clicking  .
  2. Under Refresh Interval, select Never, 5 Minutes, 10 Minutes, or 15 Minutes to indicate how frequently data should automatically refresh.
  3. Close the Ending Date Time Setting window to save your changes.
To refresh data manually, click the refresh button .