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Live Mode and Historical Playback

Live mode and historical playback allow you to get the most from data stores that support playback. Live mode refreshes fields that are indexed as playable to update the data on your visualizations. In live mode, your data plays forever without an end date. Similarly, historical playback shows the historical record of fields within the data. Playback can show up to the last moment before the current period in your data. The only difference between live mode and historical playback is the time range that is selected.

Live mode and historical playback require an index or partition field. If the data source in question does not support indexing or partitioning, then live mode and historical playback are not available.

Playback mode (Data DVR) is available if the Time field in your data set has the playable parameter set to True and the granularity of the field is not greater than day.

When is the "playable" property in the data source set to true?

  1. If the field in the data source is indexed or partitioned. For Impala data sources, this option can also be enabled if the selected field has a connection to the partitioned field.
  2. If the data source is Spark (for example, SparkSQL)
  3. In Amazon Redshift, data sources for the first sort key.

See also Configuring Time Bar Defaults.

Live mode and historical playback are supported for even time intervals. See Even Time Intervals.

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