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Change the Time Range or Format of a CloudWatch Dashboard

You can change the time range to display dashboard data over minutes, hours, days, or weeks. You can also change the time format to display dashboard data in UTC or local time.

Note

If you create a dashboard with graphs that contain close to 100 or more high-resolution metrics, we recommend that you set the time range to no longer than one hour, to ensure good dashboard performance. For more information about high-resolution metrics, see High-Resolution Metrics.

To change the dashboard time range

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards and select a dashboard.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Select one of the predefined ranges shown, which span from 1 hour to 1 week: 1h, 3h, 12h, 1d, 3d, or 1w.

    • Choose custom, Relative. Select one of the predefined ranges, which span from 1 minute to 15 months.

    • Choose custom, Absolute. Use the calendar picker or the text fields to specify the time range.

Note

When you change the time range of a graph while the aggregation period is set to Auto, CloudWatch may change the period. To manually set the period, choose Actions and select a new value for Period:.

To change the dashboard time format

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards and select a dashboard.

  3. Choose custom.

  4. From the upper corner, choose UTC or Local timezone.