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Chart Types

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Chart Types

Introduction

You can select the chart type on the first tab of the Chart configuration window:

There are 9 types of charts available.

Vertical Bars

Data is displayed as vertical columns located one by one. For every dataset you can specify its own form: Square, Cylinder, Diamond, Cross, Polygon, Star.

Vertical Bars (Stack)

Data is displayed as vertical columns; at that, the values from different datasets with one argument are summed up and grouped.

For example, this can be used to display the total level of sales but at that specify different products in it.

If only one dataset is specified, the chart does not differ from a usual "Vertical Bars" chart.

The form of columns is defined by the form of columns of the first dataset.

Vertical Bars (Percentage)

This chart can be used to display percentage of data from two or more datasets. The range of the vertical axis values is between 0 and 100%.

This can be used, for example, to display the percentage of the sales level for different groups of products.

The form of columns is defined by the form of columns of the first dataset.

Horizontal Bars

This chart is the same as Vertical Bars, but the columns are located horizontally. For every dataset you can specify its form: Square, Cylinder, Diamond, Cross, Polygon, Star.

Lines

Data is presented as lines.

Beside a color for every line, you can specify:

  • Type (Solid, Dash, Dot, Dash-Dot) - only for 2D charts.
  • Line weight - only for 2D charts.
  • Character - Square, Diamond, Circle, Cross - is set at the key points of a chart.

Area

Data is presented as filled areas.

In this type of a chart it is recommended to use transparency so that different datasets do not overlap each other.

Area (Stack)

 

Data is presented as filled areas located one above another (values from different datasets are summed up).

If you set 100% transparency for the lower dataset, you can get a chart with a 'hovering area'.

Area (Percentage)

This chart is used to display percentage of data from 2 or more datasets. The range of values for the vertical axis is from 0 to 100%.

Pie

Pie chart. The only chart type for which only one dataset can be displayed.



All topics in the "Charts" section: