Widgets are the main elements of Dashboards in the User Interface. The most common widget is one that visualizes search results using charts, lists, and tables. For information on how to add widgets to a dashboard, see the Add Widgets documentation page.

This section introduces each widget and give examples of queries that could be used along with them. Below is a list of widgets, with links to the documentation pages for them.

Bar Chart

This widget is used to visualize results of the aggregated data—even the results multiple aggregates.

Event List

This will display data entries coming into Humio. It’s the default way to view data.


The Gauge widget displays a single number, a total for a search result (e.g., number of errors for day).

Note Widget

Note Widgets can contain usage descriptions, user guides and dynamic links to other systems.

Pie Chart

This is another widget for viewing aggregated data, similar to the Bar Chart. The Pie Chart shows a visual image of the data as a whole, and proportionally for each component.


This widget shows results as a two-level Sankey diagram. It may be created by a function call, by using sankey().


This widget will show the results of a search in a list with labels or field names and values for each. It may be created using the table() function.

Time Chart

The Time Chart widget is used most frequently. Working with time charts is a good skill to master when first using Humio. You can use the timechart() function to create this widget.

World Map

This widget is created with the worldmap() function. It displays a map of the world indicating values for each location.

For more information on a particular widget, click on the name of the widget in the list above.