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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.

    View the predefined time range options
  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.

    View the relative time range options

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.

    Set the absolute time range using a calendar picker or text fields

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 your mouse button.

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

    Restore a zoomed-in graph