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How can I graph the percentage change between an earlier value and a current value?

If you want to visualize how a metric’s values have changed in comparison to an earlier time period, do so by leveraging the Timeshift functions detailed in the Timeshift function documentation. You can capture a metric’s value from an hour, day, week, or month before.

To calculate this, you can create a query such as this:

((current_value - old_value) / old_value) * 100

Here’s an example where we can see the percentage change of a system metric from one day ago to the present:

percentage timeshift
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