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Introduction to Graphs

You can quickly explore your data in a polished graphical display with a graph visualization. The graph visualization is a powerful, interactive visualization that allows you to display your data using a variety of graph styles, then customize it to suit your needs. You can choose from a variety of graph styles to use to display the data.

You can perform the following tasks using a graph visualization:

  • Organize graph data based on a specific attribute.

    A bar graph contains unit sales data for several regions. You can choose to display a different bar for each individual store within each region.

  • Color graph elements (that is, bubbles, lines, or bar risers) by an attribute or a metric. You can choose to display a different color for each element in an attribute. You can also choose to have graph elements automatically colored based on the value of a metric, with the darkest colors being displayed for the largest metric values.
  • Automatically size graph elements based on the value of a metric, with the largest elements appearing for the largest metric values.
  • Slice your data, by displaying a graph for each combination of attribute elements in the rows and columns of the graph visualization.

    You can display the revenue data for each Region as a separate line graph, or display a bar graph containing store sales for each year.

Related Topics

Introduction to the Metric Names Attribute

How to Add and Rearrange Data in a Graph Visualization

How to Split a Graph Into Separate Rows or Columns

How to Format a Graph Visualization

How to Display a Reference Line in a Graph Visualization

How to Format a Reference Line in a Graph Visualization

How to Display a Trend Line in a Graph Visualization

How to Abbreviate the X and Y Axes Values in a Graph Visualization

How to Define Colors for Displaying Attributes in a Graph Visualization