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This topic discusses the Time Range option.

The Time Range Dropdown

The Time Range dropdown menu is available at the top right of all dashboards and the Metric Browser. Use it to set the time range for the data displayed in dashboards.

When you change a time range with the Time Range dropdown menu in one dashboard, the change is reflected in other dashboards in the AppDynamics UI. An exception is the Scalability Analysis screen where, by design, a change in the time range does not affect the time range in Scalability Analysis.

Custom Time Ranges

You can see data from time ranges in the past as well as the present. If the time range you need is not predefined on the Time Range menu, you can specify the range. You can create your own time ranges for greater control when monitoring trends in your managed environment, and can share a custom time range with team members. 

Create a time range from the Time Range menu (discussed below) or by clicking and dragging across times shown on a graph when using the Metric Browser. See Setting a Global Time Range. 

To see performance data from a particular time range

1. From the Time Range menu, click Custom. The date and time options appear.

2. Select the dates and times of the range. The UI updates with the data from that range.

To create a new custom time range

1. Follow the steps in the previous section, then click the floppy disk icon.

2. Enter a name and description.

3. Click OK.


1. From the Time Range menu, click Manage Custom Time Range.

2. Click New.

3. In the Manage Custom Time Ranges window click the Add icon.

4. In the Create Time Range window name and describe the details of the time range.

5. Optionally, select "Share with everyone" so that other users will see it in their Time Ranges menu.

6. Click Create.

The custom time range appears as a new option in your time range menu.

To share an existing custom time range

When you create a custom time range as described in the previous instructions, enable the option of "Share with everyone".

1. From the Time Range menu, click Manage Custom Time Range.

2. Select the time range from the list.

3. Click Edit.

4. Select "Share with everyone" so that other users will see it in their Time Ranges menu.

5. Click Save

How Time Ranges Affect Data Rollup and Display

Over time, AppDynamics rolls up metric data in the following manner:

  • For up to 4 hours, data is rolled up every 1 minute.
  • After 4 hours, data is rolled up every 10 minutes.
  • After 48 hours, data is rolled every 60 minutes.

For more information, see Metric Data Display in Graphs.

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