Heatmap chart

A heat map is a graphical representation of data where the individual values contained in a matrix are represented as colors. The color for each matrix position is determined by the metrics aggregation.

For more information, see Y-axis aggregations.

The buckets aggregations determine what information is being retrieved from your data set.

Before you choose a buckets aggregation, specify if you are defining buckets for X or Y axis within a single chart or splitting into multiple charts. A multiple chart split must run before any other aggregations. When you split a chart, you can change if the splits are displayed in a row or a column by clicking the Rows | Columns selector.

This chart’s X and Y axis supports the following aggregations:

  • Date Histogram

  • Histogram

  • Range

  • Date Range

  • IPV4 Range

  • Terms

  • Filters

  • Significant Terms

For more information, see X-axis aggregations.

You can customize your visualization. For more information, see Customizing visualizations.

Select the Options tab to change the following aspects of the chart:

Show Tooltips

Check this box to enable the display of tooltips.


Check this box to enable highlighting of elements with same label.

Legend Position

You can select where to display the legend (top, left, right, bottom).

Color Schema

You can select an existing color schema or go for custom and define your own colors in the legend.

Reverse Color Schema

Selecting this check box will reverse the color schema.

Color Scale

You can switch between linear, log and square root scales for color scale.

Scale to Data Bounds

The default Y axis bounds are zero and the maximum value returned by the data. Select this check box to change both upper and lower bounds to match the values returned by the data.

Number of Colors

Number of color buckets to create (2 to 10).

Percentage Mode

Enabling this will show legend values as percentages.

Custom Range

You can define custom ranges for your color buckets. For each of the color bucket you need to specify the minimum value (inclusive) and the maximum value (exclusive) of a range.

Show Label

Enables showing labels with cell values in each cell.


Allows rotating the cell value label by 90 degrees.

Viewing detailed information

For information on displaying the raw data, see Inspecting visualizations.

You can click the map icon to pivot from individual entity mode to aggregate heatmap.