When you report metrics at regular intervals, we can detect gaps if you set the Period in your Metric Attributes.
Some metrics are reported opportunistically. For example, every N seconds a measurement is sent only if there is new data. This results in a sparsely populated series. When the Period is set and Gap Detection is enabled, we render it as a set of invisible dots due to our gap detection. You can control the behavior in the stream attributes:
With Gap Detection and the aggregation method you have three ways to render your graphs:
- gap-detection enabled -> always render gaps
- gap-detection disabled -> connect points with straight lines
- (only for stacked graphs): gap-detection disabled, aggregate by sum -> zero-fill between points