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Modify the Time Range for a Graph

You can change the time range for a graph to view the data at different points in time.

Relative Time Ranges

You can set a relative time range for your graph.

To specify a relative time range for a graph

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Metrics.

  3. Select one of the predefined ranges shown at the top of the page, which span from 1 hour to 1 week ago.

  4. For more predefined ranges, choose the custom menu and then choose Relative. Select one of the predefined ranges, which span from 5 minutes to 15 months ago.

Absolute Time Ranges

You can set an absolute time range for your graph.

To specify an absolute time range for a graph

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Metrics.

  3. Choose the custom menu and then choose Absolute. Use the calendar picker or the text fields to specify the time range.

Zoom in on a Graph

You can change the granularity of a graph and zoom in to see data over a shorter time period.

To zoom in on a graph

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Metrics.

  3. Choose and drag on the graph area, and then release the drag.

  4. To reset a zoomed-in graph, choose the Reset zoom icon.