» Resource: signalfx_list_chart

This chart type displays current data values in a list format.

The name of each value in the chart reflects the name of the plot and any associated dimensions. We recommend you click the Pencil icon and give the plot a meaningful name, as in plot B below. Otherwise, just the raw metric name will be displayed on the chart, as in plot A below.

» Example Usage

resource "signalfx_list_chart" "mylistchart0" {
  name = "CPU Total Idle - List"

  program_text = <<-EOF
    myfilters = filter("cluster_name", "prod") and filter("role", "search")
    data("cpu.total.idle", filter=myfilters).publish()

  description = "Very cool List Chart"

  color_by         = "Metric"
  max_delay        = 2
  disable_sampling = true
  refresh_interval = 1

  legend_options_fields {
    property = "collector"
    enabled  = false

  legend_options_fields {
    property = "cluster_name"
    enabled  = true
  legend_options_fields {
    property = "role"
    enabled  = true
  legend_options_fields {
    property = "collector"
    enabled  = false
  legend_options_fields {
    property = "host"
    enabled  = false
  max_precision = 2
  sort_by       = "-value"

» Argument Reference

The following arguments are supported in the resource block:

  • name - (Required) Name of the chart.
  • program_text - (Required) Signalflow program text for the chart. More infoin the SignalFx docs.
  • description - (Optional) Description of the chart.
  • unit_prefix - (Optional) Must be "Metric" or "Binary". "Metric" by default.
  • color_by - (Optional) Must be one of "Scale", "Dimension" or "Metric". "Dimension" by default.
  • max_delay - (Optional) How long (in seconds) to wait for late datapoints.
  • disable_sampling - (Optional) If false, samples a subset of the output MTS, which improves UI performance. false by default.
  • refresh_interval - (Optional) How often (in seconds) to refresh the values of the list.
  • viz_options - (Optional) Plot-level customization options, associated with a publish statement.
    • label - (Required) Label used in the publish statement that displays the plot (metric time series data) you want to customize.
    • display_name - (Optional) Specifies an alternate value for the Plot Name column of the Data Table associated with the chart.
    • color - (Optional) Color to use : gray, blue, azure, navy, brown, orange, yellow, iris, magenta, pink, purple, violet, lilac, emerald, green, aquamarine.
    • value_unit - (Optional) A unit to attach to this plot. Units support automatic scaling (eg thousands of bytes will be displayed as kilobytes). Values values are Bit, Kilobit, Megabit, Gigabit, Terabit, Petabit, Exabit, Zettabit, Yottabit, Byte, Kibibyte, Mebibyte, Gigibyte, Tebibyte, Pebibyte, Exbibyte, Zebibyte, Yobibyte, Nanosecond, Microsecond, Millisecond, Second, Minute, Hour, Day, Week.
    • value_prefix, value_suffix - (Optional) Arbitrary prefix/suffix to display with the value of this plot.
  • legend_fields_to_hide - (Optional) List of properties that should not be displayed in the chart legend (i.e. dimension names). All the properties are visible by default. Deprecated, please use legend_options_fields.
  • legend_options_fields - (Optional) List of property names and enabled flags that should be displayed in the data table for the chart, in the order provided. This option cannot be used with legend_fields_to_hide.
    • property The name of the property to display. Note the special values of sf_metric (corresponding with the API's Plot Name) which shows the label of the time series publish() and sf_originatingMetric (corresponding with the API's metric (sf metric)) that shows the name of the metric for the time series being displayed.
    • enabled True or False depending on if you want the property to be shown or hidden.
  • max_precision - (Optional) Maximum number of digits to display when rounding values up or down.
  • secondary_visualization - (Optional) The type of secondary visualization. Can be None, Radial, Linear, or Sparkline. If unset, the SignalFx default is used (Sparkline).
  • color_scale - (Optional. color_by must be "Scale") Single color range including both the color to display for that range and the borders of the range. Example: [{ gt = 60, color = "blue" }, { lte = 60, color = "yellow" }]. Look at this link.
    • gt - (Optional) Indicates the lower threshold non-inclusive value for this range.
    • gte - (Optional) Indicates the lower threshold inclusive value for this range.
    • lt - (Optional) Indicates the upper threshold non-inculsive value for this range.
    • lte - (Optional) Indicates the upper threshold inclusive value for this range.
    • color - (Required) The color range to use. Must be either gray, blue, navy, orange, yellow, magenta, purple, violet, lilac, green, aquamarine.
  • sort_by - (Optional) The property to use when sorting the elements. Use value if you want to sort by value. Must be prepended with + for ascending or - for descending (e.g. -foo). Note there are some special values for some of the options provided in the UX: "value" for Value, "sf_originatingMetric" for Metric, and "sf_metric" for plot.
  • time_range - (Optional) How many seconds ago from which to display data. For example, the last hour would be 3600, etc. Conflicts with start_time and end_time.
  • start_time - (Optional) Seconds since epoch. Used for visualization. Conflicts with time_range.
  • end_time - (Optional) Seconds since epoch. Used for visualization. Conflicts with time_range.