Is it practical to display text-based values in Stat panels (multistat)? It seems like it’s heavily oriented towards numbers only.
I’m trying to display data from a time-series source in a dashboard. The data’s being presented as a repeated series; for each item in the series, I also want a simple, but easily visible, “header”. At the moment I have it displaying some summary info, but I’d like it to display the NAME of the item that’s repeated which would make it much easier to recognize what item in the repeat I’m looking at.
I can display the text data, but:
- Since I’m displaying the latest entries from a time-series source, and within a time range set elsewhere in the panel, I’m having to group by “time” field.
- When I do that, it always displays a “time” field(s) in the stat panel along with the data I actually want to display.
- I don’t see any way to filter out that field from my results, except to set “Fields” to only “Numeric Fields”, or one specific field. For formatting reasons I was trying to display multiple values in one stat panel, which otherwise works great. But it’s either numeric fields only, or everything, as far as I can tell. Transforms just bomb out.
Is there a way to do what I’m looking for? Something it sounds like I’m doing stupid? A better panel type? I like the formatting controls and flexibility of the stat panel.
There’s been other times when I want to display text values in stat panels as well (so not just this use case). I just can’t think of any offhand at the moment =)