This topic describes how to configure a word cloud to display query results.

Background information

A word cloud visualizes text data. It is a cloud-like and colored image composed of words. You can use a word cloud to display a large amount of text data. The font size or color of a word indicates the significance of the word. This allows you to recognize the most significant words in an efficient way.

The words in a word cloud are sorted.


  1. Log on to the Log Service console.
  2. In the Projects section, click the name of the project that you want to manage.
  3. Choose Log Storage > Logstores, and then click the Logstore that you want to manage.
  4. Enter a query statement in the search box, specify a time range, and then click Search & Analyze.
  5. On the Graph tab, click the Word cloud - 001 icon.
  6. On the Properties tab, configure the properties of the word cloud.
    Parameter Description
    Word Column The words to be displayed.
    Value Column The numeric value that corresponds to a word.
    Font Size The font size of the word.
    • The minimum font size ranges from 10 pixels to 24 pixels.
    • The maximum font size ranges from 50 pixels to 80 pixels.


To query the distribution of hostnames in NGINX logs, execute the following query statement:

* | select hostname, count(1) as count group by hostname order by count desc limit 1000

Select hostname for Word Column and count for Value Column.