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DPA charts are shown in weeks in bars instead of days

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Updated November 18, 2016


This article will cover why a DPA  would  group as weeks not days. In the trend view charts 

Questions are like the following:

"Some of my views for specific instances are setup in a daily view and the others are grouped by week, I want to be able to see daily no matter what instance I am monitoring and I cannot find the settings anywhere. "

Daily example chart

Weekly example chart


All DPA versions


DPA uses a formula to determine if we are going to group by day or by week. This mostly has to do with the retention settings for DPA.

Here is the formula:
startTime - earliest time in CONTT_X
endTime - latest time in CONTT_X

difference = endTime - startTime 

(The difference is in days rounded up)

You can get start and end times from CONTT_X or you can look at the "Days" dropdown on the Trend page to get the number of days.

Logic for trend chart granularity:
If difference *24 < 73 then HOUR granularity // 3 days or less than HOUR
If difference <= 95 then DAY granularity // 95 days or less than DAY
If difference / 7 <= 104 then WEEK granularity // 104 weeks or less WEEK
Otherwise MONTH granularity