The field used to define the horizontal axis of the chart. Depending on the chart type selected, this may be either a dimension or metric field.
The field used to define the vertical axis of the chart. Depending on the chart type selected, this may be either a dimension or metric field
The field used to define the colours used in the chart. Depending on the chart type selected, this may be either a dimension or metric field.
The field used to determine the size of bubbles in the chart. This will be a metric or aggregated dimension field.
A Date or Time field that can be used as frames to animate the chart. Each value of the animation field will generate a unique frame in the animation.
Choose the relevant image that you want to use to display your data. Used for Raster Maps, Comparative Infographics, and Proportional Infographics.
The region is the field that has reference codes associated with areas on the map. Used for Raster Maps.
The label for the roll over bubble. Used for Google Maps.
A description that is contained in the roll over bubble. Used for Google Maps.
A hyperlink that can be embedded into the bubble to take the user to an external site/report. Used for Google Maps.
The Latitude coordinates field. Used for Google Maps.
The Longitude coordinates field. Used for Google Maps.
This is the field in your report that contains the GIS data types. Used for Google GIS Maps, GIS Maps, GIS Bubble Maps, GIS Heat Maps.
The field to be used for tool tip text. Used for Google GIS Maps, GIS Maps, GIS Bubble Maps.
Meter charts only display a single value – select the series to be used for this value. Used for Meters.
This is the category field used for the radar spokes. Used for Radars.
Binary values that signify if the event was occurring on each of the time values. Used for Events.
A metric the user created to display a trend line on the chart. Used for Financial Lines and Events.
Number of shares traded in the time period. Used for Financial Lines, High Low, Candlestick.
A metric the user created to display a trend line on the chart. Used for Financial Lines, High Low, Candlestick.
Share value at the beginning of the time period (commonly: day). Used for High Low, Candlestick.
Share value at the end of the time period (commonly: day). Used for High Low, Candlestick.
The highest value the share reached in the time period. Used for High Low, Candlestick.
The lowest value the share reached in the time period. Used for High Low, Candlestick.
|Settings||This opens the series settings menu, with the current series expanded.|
This allows you to apply an aggregation for use within the chart that is different what has been applied at the report level. The options available are:
This aggregation is applied after the results are returned from the database and as such will not be included in the report SQL. It's important to remember that these aggregations do not query the database, but the report results.
Note: this is only available to metric fields, or dimensions that have already been aggregated at the report level.
This is not compatible with the following charts:
This allows you to change the color applied to a metric, or in some cases dimension series. Options include:
|Axis Settings||This opens the axis settings menu, with the current axis expanded.|
|Time Series||If the field is compatible with Time Series functionality, this option will allow you to toggle it on or off.|
If the field is compatible with sorting, this option will allow you to define how the data in the chart is sorted.
|Sort||If the field is compatible with sorting, this option will allow you to toggle the sort direction between ascending and descending order.|
If the field is compatible with functions, this option will allow you to create a new field available to the chart, which is based on a report field with a selected function applied to it.
Charts, by default, are sorted based on the sorting applied to the report table. From there, they can be customised to use different sorting methods and orders.
|Data Order||This means that the chart will be sorted by the order the values in the chart appear in the report table.|
|Alphanumeric||This means that the chart will be sorted by the alphanumeric values of the selected field.|
|Series||This means that the chart will be sorted by the values in a specified chart series.|
|Date||You can display the data according to a progressive date range, that is uniformly (rather than discretely) spaced along the axis, in an ascending or descending order.|
|Group Order||This means that the chart will be sorted according to the order of the grouped data. Click here to learn how to do this.|
Note: you can only sort a chart by one field at a time.
Mandatory vs. Optional Fields
In order to inform the user which fields are mandatory and which are optional for a selected chart type, a red circle is displayed in the component area for required components.
In order to help the user work out how to populate chart component areas, if the wrong field type is dragged into a component a validation message will be displayed.