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Stacked Column Dial

Version: DiscoveryClassic  

Explains how to create a stacked column chart using Discovery Classic

Stacked column charts show how individual items relate to the total. An example of a stacked column chart appears below.

Example of a Stacked Column Chart

To create a stacked column 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. Click Dials   in the Component Library.

  4. Expand the Personal Dials folder.

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

  6. Click the Column Chart template and enter Breakdown by Time and Stack by Value as the dial’s name.

  7. Click the name of the dial in your Personal Dials folder 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. Clear the Actual check box, choose the account you want the dial to display (the example is using PL Expense), set Break Down Data by to Time and Value Dimension, and set Value Dimension to Level:

    Stacked Column Chart Data Setting Editor
  10. Click Apply.

  11. Click the Appearance Tab.

  12. Set Display Type to Stacked Column:

    Stacked Column Chart Appearance Settings Editor

  13. Click Apply, then Close.

Your dial is done!

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