Customize color of metric graphs pinned to Dashboard
We use multiple dashboards extensively on large walled displays for operational center-like monitoring of key diagnostics to visualize servers and services.
The latest improvement to Azure Monitor and the metric graphs that are pinned to a dashboard are a great improvement, but the color-scheme of the chart lines and the legend of performance counters are now making harder to see key information.
Please add support to customize the color of each series line in a chart and also to customize the text of the series in the legend to be more legible.
Refer to the attached screenshot of a portion of one of our Dashboards.
Notice how the legends and graph titles are indistinguishable.
Also, notice due to the colors of each graph being similar, that it would be difficult to see at a glance what a particular metric would be.
Woodruff, Matthew M commented
It's great that we can now change the color of the charts. Is there anyway to modify the color palette to also include the RGB values so when you have a dashboard with multiple charts you can easily select the same "red" hue for example on all the charts?
Michael Niemand commented
You need to click on the little colored bar next to the current value to change the color of the chart! Just figured it out, it's quite hidden admittedly. It's also in the documentation that comes up first on your favorite search engine btw ...
Love to see this much needed improvement
Reichard, Torsten commented
three years old.. wow..
I'm making a graph and it's showing my errors in blue and my launches in red. This is laughably misleading
Please? This would be very useful.
This is still valid request. What is more: Application Insights Failure chart is red but when pinned to dashboard it is blue on dashboard tab.
Ali EL MALHOUF commented
It's Kusto Query Language, if you can't even change the color of a graph then it's not really Kustomization ! Please release this feature
We need this. It's a simple thing that adds a lot of value.
Tom Wright commented
It would also be really helpful to be able to "pin" certain colours to specific series.
Currently the primary colour (blue) seems to get assigned to the biggest series and the secondary colour to the second largest series, etc. This is fine until we have a major event that causes the series to switch in terms of relative rank. When this happens, we see the colour we've learned to associated with success and don't immediately spot that it has been remapped to the series signalling failures.
This is really needed - especially for things which indicate healthy and unhealthy states (red, yellow, green).
Keri Beal commented
Totally agree, the old purple/orange for DB graphs were a lot easier to see at a quick glance, the two shades of blue is a major UX step backwards