Column Chart

The column chart can be used in different business scenarios, especially for comparing items, and comparing data over time. The chart can include multiple values on both the X and Y-axis, as well as a break down by categories displayed on the Y-axis.

Adding Data

  1. In the Categories panel, click Add + to select the field(s) whose values will be placed on the X-Axis.
    Typically, the X-Axis of a Column Chart is descriptive data. You must add at least one item to Categories, and at most, two items.
    When two Category items are added, then the chart’s X-Axes are automatically grouped. To change the order of the categories, drag a category up or down in the Categories list.
    One Category Item

    Two Category Items
  2. In the Values area, select the field whose value determines the height of the columns by clicking Add +. Typically, the Y‑Axis of a Column Chart is used to represent numeric data.
    You must add at least one field to Values. When more than one Value is added, then each item is represented in the chart by its own color and area.
  3. Break by: Select a field by which to break (group) the data represented in this chart by clicking Add +.
    Each group is represented by a different column and is automatically added to the chart’s legend.
    This is an optional field, and operates under the following conditions:
  4. Define filters for the widget, as described in Filtering Dashboards.

Designing the Column Chart

Fine-tune the appearance of the COLUMN CHART Widget, using the following tools:

Selecting the Column Type

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