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Chart Types

Describes chart types that are available from Discovery.

Choose from a variety of chart types to build the right analytic story.  You can add the following charts to dashboards.

Area

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An area chart visualizes trends as data points, where the x-axis is time or dimension. This chart is similar to a line chart with color fills between the line and the threshold.

See Area and Line Chart Settings for more information.

Bar

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A bar chart visualizes multi- data series as horizontal columns, where the y-axis is time or dimension. This chart is similar to a column chart where the axes are switched.

See Bar and Column Chart Settings for more information.

Column

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A column chart visualizes a data series as vertical columns, where the x-axis is time or a dimension.

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Crosstab

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A crosstab chart visualizes data in tabular format. This chart is often used to compare relationships between data sets.

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Doughnut

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A doughnut chart visualizes a data series as a circular chart. This chart is similar to a pie chart without the center.

See Doughnut and Pie Chart Settings for more information.

Gauge

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A gauge chart visualizes data as a meter (speedometer) or gauge. Often used to represent percentages, such as a gross margin percentage or EBITDA percentage. Zones indicate if the metric is good, fair, or bad.

See Gauge and Meter Chart Settings for more information.

KPI

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A KPI (key performance indicator) visualizes a metric in way that helps you understand how your business is doing relative to set goals.

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Line

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A line chart visualizes trends as data points, where the x-axis is time or dimension.

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Pie

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A pie chart visualizes a data series as a circular chart with slices sized proportionally to represent the data values.

See Doughnut and Pie Chart Settings for more information.

Scorecard

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A scorecard visualizes a series of data in a tabular format that summarizes actuals versus planned data, and variance. This chart often includes a microchart to highlight key metrics.

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Waterfall

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 A waterfall chart visualizes data to show where you started, where you ended, and how you got there. The initial and the final values are often represented by whole columns, while the intermediate values are denoted by floating columns.

For example, a finance department can use variance analysis to compare the revenue plan with revenue actuals and to show the positive and negative variance across a GL revenue sub-account or across different geographic regions.

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