Custom charts allow you to add any value you want to the chart.
For example lets say you want to see a comparison of how much time you spent using Firefox vs. IE in the last month.
- Start by clicking Add
- For timeline select Applications timeline, since applications are on this timeline.
- Now check Firefox and click Ok.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2, but in step 3 choose Internet explorer instead of Firefox.
You should now have usage of Firefox and Internet explorer on the same chart. Once you have your chart ready, you can then set the date range, group by day, week or month and even export the chart as well as the underlying data.
Lets do one more example. Lets say you work on three projects for a client and these are your tags:
Client 1, Project 1
Client 2, Project 1
Client 2, Project 2
Client 1, Project 1, Activity 1
Client 1, Project 2
Client 1, Project 3
And lets say you want to compare how much time you've worked for Client 1 on Project 1 compared to Project 2. To add tag 'Client 1, Project 1' to chart follow these steps:
- Click Add
- For timeline choose Tag timeline
- Check tags Client 1 and Project 1.
- At the bottom of the dialog click there is a Match setting. Choose All groups.
- Click OK.
- Repeat all steps, but in step 3 select Client 1 and Project 2.
The procedure is very similar to the one we used to add Firefox and IE, but you may be wondering why we chose Match -> All groups.
The following table should explain the difference between Any group and All groups. On the left are my tags, the ones I entered on Day view.
Matching for Client 1, Project 1.
|Tags||Any group||All groups|
|Client 1, Project 1||Yes||Yes|
|Client 2, Project 1||Yes||No|
|Client 2, Project 2||No||No|
|Client 1, Project 1, Activity 1||Yes||Yes|
|Client 1, Project 2||Yes||No|
So any group is like OR operation, any group will do.
All groups is like AND, all groups must be in the tag you entered.
All groups is only available when you select Tag timeline, because in every other timeline groups don't overlap. For example you can't use Firefox and IE at the same time.