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You want to emphasize the magnitude of change over time. Use an area chart to show how much the value of a measure changes over time.

Stacked Area

You want to emphasise the magnitude of change over time, while comparing multiple categories.

Chart Data Options



Horizontal Axis

This is the category label for the X axis

Vertical Axis

Typically a numeric value such as $. An item that you want to measure on your Chart


This option is only available if you have a cross tab data set available and is used to determine the colour applied for cross tab series data.


Area Chart Tutorial


In order to set up an Area Chart you will need:

  1. Create a report with chart display
    1. Select a field to use as the Horizontal Axis
    2. Select a field to use as the Vertical Axis
    3. Select a field to use as the Colour (if you have decided to create a cross tab report)
  2. Create your chart, selecting Area as the type
  3. Provide the Horizontal Axis, Vertical Axis, and Colour options
  4. Customise the Chart as required
  5. Proceed to the Output step
  6. Save your report



1.  Start the Report creation process by using one of these methods:


    • Left Side Nav - open the left side navigation panel, click on Create, select the Report option


    • Top Right Button - click on the create button, select the Report option.


    • Toolbar - click on the Create link in the toolbar, select the Report option.

You will now see the New Report lightbox.

Left Side Nav

Top Right

(with Left Side Navigation enabled)


2. Click on the Ski Team view in order to use the fields defined within it for creating the report.

3. You will now be taken to the Data step of the Report Builder.

4. Add Camp Demographic and Camp Rating to Columns.

5. Proceed to the Charts step of the builder.

6. Select the Area chart from the Area section of the charts panel on the right of the screen.

7. Set the following components:

  • Horizontal Axis: Camp Demographic
  • Vertical Axis: Avg Camp Rating

8. Save your report