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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Performance Tools
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 6, 2021

Graph History Stacked Charts by Month: Stack by day of the week (Sun thru Sat) rather than day of the month (1-31)

Graph History stacked charts, when stacked by month, are not helpful as they are stacked by day of the month (1, 2, 3….). However, day of the month generally doesn't align with business activity.

It would b much better for the charts to be stacked by day of the week by month - so Monday's align, Tuesday's align, etc….

Attached are screen captures that demonstrate the problem.

Use Case:

I want to compare the CPU utilization, month by month, for the past year. My core business activity occurs Monday to Friday and has typical weekly patterns. Stacked charts do not align by business week and I cannot see how the trends compare from month to month.

Contrast to one month of historical data, stacked by week. These charts are useful as the metrics are graphed by day of the week (Sunday through Saturday).

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Mar 4, 2022

    Made available with the latest HTTP group PTF approved 3/2/2022 -

  • Guest
    Sep 13, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Aug 6, 2021

    Attachment (Description): This example chart is one month of data, stacked by week. Note how nice this aligns to be able to see each day of the week. Historical data, stacked by month, aligned by day of the week (Sunday thru Saturday) will provide a much more meaningful chart.

  • Guest
    Aug 6, 2021

    Attachment (Description): This chart shows how a year of data, stacked by month is displayed. The data points align on the day of the month (1 - 31) and the result is meaningless.