Scatter Chart

The Scatter Chart displays the distribution of two variables on an X-Axis, Y-Axis, and two additional dimensions of data that are shown as colored circles scattered across the chart:

Adding Data

  1. In the X-Axis panel, click Add + to select the field whose values will be placed on the X-Axis.
    Typically, the X-Axis of a Scatter Chart is used to represent numeric data. Alternatively, Descriptive data is also supported. You can only add one field.
  2. In the Y-Axis panel, click Add + to select the field whose values will be placed on the Y-Axis.
    Typically, the Y‑Axis of a Scatter Chart is used to represent numeric data. Alternatively, descriptive data is also supported. You can only add one field.
  3. In the Point panel, click Add + to select the point field.
    The point area determines the field to be scattered across the chart as circles; one point (circle) appears on the chart for each member of this field. These fields must be descriptive data (not numeric data).
    You can only add a point if either the X-Axis or the Y-Axis was defined to represent numeric data.
  4. Break by/ Color: Select a field by which to break (group) the fields in the chart. This must be a descriptive field. If you select descriptive data, then the points in the chart are grouped into the members of the field. Each member is represented by a different color.
    OR
    Select a field by which to color the fields in the chart. This must be a numeric field. If you select numeric data, then the point color is a gradient where the highest value is the darkest color and the lowest value is the lightest color.
  5. In the Size panel, select the field that determines the size of the circle. It must be numeric data.

Designing the Scatter Chart

Fine tune the appearance of the SCATTER CHART widget, using the following tools.