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Area Chart

Version: DiscoveryClassic  

Explains how to create an area chart using Discovery Classic

Area charts, like the one below, show cumulative totals and trends over time. Area charts are similar to line charts but the area delimited by the line is filled in with color to show the differences more clearly.

Example of Area Chart

To create an area chart:

  1. Click Edit In Place   (or open the Visual Designer if you prefer).

  2. Expand the Component Library (edit in place only) by clicking Expand .

  3. Expand the Personal Dials folder.

  4. Drag Create New Dial onto your dashboard.
    The Create New Dial dialog appears.

  5. Click the Area Chart template and enter Revenue as the dial’s name.

  6. Click Create.
    The new dial appears in your folder.

  7. Click the name of the dial and drag it to the location where you want it to appear (if you are using the Visual Designer, you can just click to open it in the editing area).

  8. Click Data Settings in the Editors menu.

  9. For the first series of data, use the Account drop-down to select the top-level Reve­nue account. The name is automatically filled in.

  10. Click the Appearance Tab and choose a color you like from the Color menu. Here, we used DarkSeaGreen.

  11. Click Apply.

  12. Click Series 3 in the Select series menu.

  13. Click the Data Settings tab and click the Enabled check box next to Actual.

  14. Use the Account drop-down menu to select the Revenue sub-level Product Reve­nue. The name is automatically filled in.

  15. Click the Appearance Tab and choose a color you like from the Color menu. Here, we are using DarkSlateBlue.

  16. Click Apply.

  17. Click Series 3 in the Select series menu.

  18. Click the Data Settings tab and click the Enabled check box next to Actual.

  19. Use the Account drop-down menu to select the Revenue sub-level Services Reve­nue. The name is automatically filled in.

  20. Click the Appearance Tab and choose a color you like from the Color menu. Here, we are using DarkOrchid.

  21. Click Apply.

You’re done! Your dial now appears on the dashboard.

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