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Chart Types

A brief overview of the various chart types is provided below.

 

Chart Type Example Description
Single Axis Charts    
Column

Default chart type.

Each series value shown in separate column.

Stacked Column Shows accumulated series values based on ABSOLUTE totals.
Stacked Column 100%

Shows accumulated series values RELATIVE to 100% totals.

Bar

Horizontal bar chart.

Stacked Bar Shows accumulated series values based on ABSOLUTE totals.
Stacked Bar 100%

Shows accumulated series values RELATIVE to 100% totals.

Line Displays information as a series of data points (markers) connected by straight lines.
Spline Displays information as a series of data points (markers) connected by curved lines.
StepLine

Displays information as a series of data points (markers) connected by straight lines.

Step-like visuals are added between any two points that have differing values.

Pie

Show series as individual pies, and categories as pie segments.

Automatically represented in multi-chart format.

Doughnut

Show series as individual rings, and categories as ring segments.

Automatically represented in multi-chart format.

Pyramid

Show series as individual pyramids, and categories as pyramid levels.

Automatically represented in multi-chart format.

Section Funnel

Show series as individual funnels, and categories as funnel levels.

Automatically represented in multi-chart format.

StreamLine Funnel

Show series as individual funnels, and categories as funnel levels.

Automatically represented in multi-chart format.

NOTE: A streamlined funnel chart cannot be viewed with a single data point.

Area

Each area item is "stacked" laterally on the chart.

NOTE: The best way to view a plain area chart is usually in 3D mode with transparency.

Stacked Area

Shows accumulated series values based on ABSOLUTE totals.

Stacked Area 100%

Shows accumulated series values RELATIVE to 100% totals.

Point Displays information as a series of data points (markers).
Multi-Axis Charts    
Scatter

Scatter plots use the first two columns of a query to plot the x and y axes (and then every subsequent column). The rows of the query, which are typically used as the basis for the categories of a chart, are only displayed as data points in the plot.

See Multi-Axis charts for more info on scatter charts.

NOTE: A scatter plot chart cannot be viewed with a single column of data.

Bubble

Bubble charts use the first three columns of a query to plot the x, y and z axes (and then every subsequent set of two columns). The rows of the query, which are typically used as the basis for the categories of a chart, are displayed as data points in the plot.

See multi-axis charts for more info.

NOTE: A bubble plot chart cannot be viewed with fewer than three columns of data.

Circular Charts    
Radar

Draws an area chart on the basis of a 360 degree plane, which has been subdivided into arcs equivalent to the number of data categories in the result set.

Polar

Draws scatter plots using a 360 degree Cartesian plane. Polar charts require at least two columns of data (like scatter plots).

Other Charts    
Waterfall

Waterfall charts demonstrate how an initial value is influenced by a series of intermediate (positive or negative) values.

Three distinct colors are used to indicate endpoints, positive values and negative values.

Candlestick

Candlestick charts require four data points representing high, low, open and close values.

Stock

Stock charts require four data points representing high, low, open and close values.

Stock charts are similar to candlestick charts, but use simple lines instead of candlestick icons.

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