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Spline Area Chart

Spline Area chart allows you to showcase the difference between the minimum and maximum values over a certain time period with data points are connected by smooth curves.

Spline Area Chart

How to configure the table data to spline area chart?

Spline Area chart needs a minimum 1 value element and 1 column element to showcase. The measure or expression field that you would like to analyze can be dropped into the Y values block. The dimension that you would like to categorize the measure can be dropped onto the Columns block. If you would like to categorize based on a series, then the respective dimension can be dropped onto the Rows block in addition.

Follow the steps to configure data to Spline Area chart:

  1. Drag and drop the control to canvas and resize it to your required size.

Drag and drop the control

  1. Click the Data Source button in the configuration panel.

Data Source

  1. Click the CREATE NEW button to launch a new connection from the connection type panel.

CREATE NEW

  1. In the connection type panel, click any one (Here, the Microsoft Excel Connection type is selected for demonstration) of the listed connection type button.

Datasource list

  1. In the NEW DATA SOURCE configuration panel, fill the connection type and related details. Click the Preview & Connect button.

Connect button

  1. Drag your preferred table or view from the left pane from the data design view, and click the Save button.

Virtual table

  1. Click the Properties button in the configuration panel, property pane opens. Now, switch to the ASSIGN DATA tab.

Designer properties button

Spline Area assign data

  1. The ASSIGN DATA tab will be opened with the available measures and dimensions from the connected data source.

chart data

  1. You can add the required data from the Measures and Dimensions into the required field.

Adding Values

You can add more than one Measures into the Values field by drag and drop the required measure.

Add more than one Measures

Renaming fields

The configured field names can be edited by using the Rename option provided in the settings menu.

Changing the aggregation type

Click the Settings option to change the name and the required summary type from the available summary types shown in the Settings.

Settings

Filtering data

You can filter the data to be displayed in the funnel chart by using the Filter option. For more details, refer to filter.

Configuring widget filters

Measure formatting

You can format the data to be displayed in the chart by using the Format option. For more details, refer to measure format.

Formatting measure type column

To remove the added value fields, click the highlighted button.

Click highlighted button

You can add more than one column from the Dimensions field into the Values field.

Adding Columns

You can add more than one value into the Columns field.

Add more than one value into Columns

Spline Area chart will be rendered like this,

Spline Area chart

Settings

You can change the Settings.

Settings

Renaming fields

The configured field names can be edited by using the Rename option provided in the settings menu.

Sorting

You can Sort the dimension data using the Sort option under the Settings menu list. To apply sorting for the data, refer to Sort.

Sort Settings

Filtering data

You can apply filter by selecting the Filter(s) option in the settings. For more details, refer to filter.

Configuring filter for dimension column

After Filtering data

Filtering data

To show all records, click on Show All Records.

Similarly you can add the Measures and Expression Columns into the column field.

Drill Down

Add more than one value to the Columns field, an alert message will be shown. Click Yes to enable the option.

NOTE: If you click No, a single value will be added to the Columns field.

Drill alert

The drilled view of the chart region is selected.

Drilled view of the chart

Adding Rows

You can drag and drop the Dimension into the Rows field.

Drag and drop the Dimension

You can apply the filter and sort options for the rows field, if required.

This will render the spline area chart in a series.

SplineAreachart_series

How to format spline area chart?

You can format the spline area chart for better illustration of the view that you require, through the settings available in the Properties tab.

To configure the data into spline area chart follow the steps:

  1. Drag and drop the spline area chart into the canvas and resize it to your required size.

  2. Configure the data into spline area chart.

  3. Focus on the spline area chart and click on the widget settings.

Spline Area widget settings

The property window will be opened,

Property window

General Settings

General Settings

Name

This allows you to change the title for this spline area chart widget.

Subtitle

Allows you to provide the subtitle for this spline area chart widget.

Description

Allows you to provide the description about this spline area chart widget.

Basic Settings

Basic Settings

Chart Type and axis

Click the Change button to open the Chart Type and Axis Settings dialog.

Chart Type

Chart Type: This allows you to switch the widget view from the current chart type to another chart type.

Secondary Axis: By default, the configured field is plotted as the primary axis if you enable this option, the selected field will be plotted as the secondary axis.

Enable Animation

This allows you to enable the animation property. It animates by the measure values.

Show Legend

A Legend is a text used to describe the data plotted. This allows you to toggle the visibility of legend in a chart and also change the legend text position (selecting through combo box).

Show Legend

Enabling this option of Custom Legend Text will allow you to define a custom text (through the text area) to display for each legend series (selecting through the combo box) in a chart.

Legend Label Color

This allows you to change the chart legend title and label colors.

Chart Legend Color Option

Chart Legend Color

Customize

You can customize the legend text through the Custom Legend Settings dialog. This dialog will show the legend text list as labels at left and corresponding text area at right to add the formatted text to display instead.

Legend customization

Legend customization Change

Legend Position

A Legend is a text used to describe the data plotted. This option allows you to place the legend at the position of Left, Right, Top, and Bottom.

Legend Shape

This allows you change the shape of the legend.

Circle

This option allows you to change the shape of the legend in a Circle.

Show Legend shape

Series Type

This option allows you to change the shape of the legend in Series.

Show Legend shape Series

Legend Title

This allows you to add the legend title for the chart. It will reflect with the Show Legend.

Show Legend Title

Show Value Labels

This allows you to toggle the visibility of value labels.

Show Value Labels

Value Label Color

This allows you to customize value label color’s.

Value label Color Option

Value label Color

Value Label Position

This allows you to place the value label at the position of top, middle and bottom.

Value Label Rotation

This allows you to define the rotation angle for the value labels to display.

Value Label Rotation

Value Label Suffix

Allows you to enable the Suffix value text to the value labels.

Suffix Value

Allows you to set or edit suffix value to the value labels when the value label suffix is enabled.

Value Label Suffix

Show Marker

This allows you to toggle the visibility of marker from the label to adorn each data point in a chart series.

Show Marker

Show Items With No Data

This allows you to show the data which column does not have value.

Empty Point Mode

This allows you to handle the display mode of the data point values is null or undefined when Show Items With No Data is enabled.

Gap

This option allows you to show the null or undefined values with gaps.

Empty Point Mode Gap

Zero

This option allows you to show the null or undefined values in the zero axis.

Empty Point Mode Zero

Average

This option allows you to display the null or undefined values as average.

Empty Point Mode Zero

Enable Smooth Scroll

On enabling this support, the chart scroll bar thumb-size will be calculated based on the total records count. So, you can see the last record by performing a single scroll.

You can enable linking and configure to navigate to a general URL with or without parameters. For more details, refer to Linking.

Link

Axis Settings

This section allows you to customize the axis settings in a chart.

Axis Settings

Title color

This allows you to customize the axis title color.

Label color

This allows you to customize the axis label color.

Show Category Axis

This allows you to enable the visibility of Category Axis.

Show Category Axis

Show Category Axis Title

This allows you to enable the visibility of Category Axis title.

Show Category Axis Title

Show Axis Title

This allows you to edit the Category Axis title for the chart. It will reflect in the x-axis name of the chart.

Show Axis Title

Label overflow mode

This allows you to handle the display mode of the overlapping labels in the Category Axis.

Trim

This option trims the end of overlapping label in the axis.

Label overflow mode trim

Hide

This option hides the overlapping label in the axis.

Label overflow mode hide

Trim Axis Labels

This option allows you to trim the axis labels, based on the Maximum Label Width property value.

Trimmed label

Label Maximum Width

This option allows you to set a maximum width for the axis labels, and also it can be made customizable when the trim axis label option is enabled.

Label maximum width

Category Axis Label Rotation

This allows you to define the rotation angle for the category axis labels to display.

Category Axis Label Rotation

Auto Interval

This allows you to dynamically calculate the axis intervals. When you resize the chart, the axis intervals are displayed differently depending on their given data.

Show Primary Value Axis

This allows you to enable the Primary Value Axis for the chart.

Show Primary Value Axis

Show Primary Value Axis Title

This allows you to enable the visibility of the Primary Value Axis title of the chart.

Show Primary Value Axis Title

Primary Value Axis Title

This allows you to edit the Primary Value Axis title. It will reflect in the y-axis name of the chart.

Primary Value Axis Title

Axis Type

This allows you to change the type of axis in the spline area chart.

Linear

This option allows you to handle the type of axis as linear.

Logarithmic

This option allows you to handle the logarithmic axis that uses a logarithmic scale and it is very useful in visualizing when the data has values with both lower order of magnitude (Eg: 10-6) and higher-order of magnitude (Eg: 106).

Axis Format

This option allows you to format the primary and secondary axis values from the formatting details provided using the Format button. For more details, refer to this measure format.

Formatting option

Axis Range Settings

This allows you to manually set the Minimum, Maximum, and Interval values of the primary value axis through the Axis Range Settings dialog.

Axis Range Customization

It will reflect in the primary value axis of the chart.

Axis Range Settings output

Grid Line

You can toggle the visibility of the each axes gridlines visibility using the property.

Grid Line

Primary Value Axis

This allows you to enable the Primary Value Axis gridlines for the spline area chart.

Primary Value Axis

Secondary value Axis

This allows you to enable the Secondary Value Axis gridlines for the Combination chart.

Secondary value Axis

Category Axis

This allows you to enable the Category Axis gridlines for the spline area chart.

Category Axis

Formatting

This allows you to change the color for the spline area chart.

Format Colors

It will reflect in the spline area chart.

Formating Data Colors

Font Settings

Font settings section allows you to enable the auto font size for legend , legend title , category axis label, category axis title , primary axis label and primary axis title.

Auto Font Size

On enabling auto font fize , the size of the font adjusted automatically based on the screen resolution.

Filter

This section allows you to handle the filter action for the spline area chart widget.

Filter

Act as Master Widget

This allows you to define this chart widget as a master widget such that its filter action can be made to listen by other widgets in the dashboard.

Ignore Filter Actions

This allows you to define this chart widget to ignore the responding to the filter actions applied on other widgets in the dashboard.

Enable Hierarchical Filter

Through this option, you can enable or disable hierarchical top N filtering. While applying the Top N filter with multiple dimension columns, the data returned can be customized based on whether the filtering needs to be done as flat or based on the hierarchy of dimension columns added.

When the Enable Hierarchical Filter option is enabled, the Top N will be applied for each individual column separately based on the number set for each column.

Trendline

You can add more than one trendline to Cartesian charts except for bar type series(Line, Column, Area, Spline) and stacked type of charts. You can add, edit, and delete trendlines.

Trendline

Add Trendline and Edit Trendline

To add the trendline, click the highlighted button.

Trendline Add

Now, the dialog will open as follows.

Trendline Dialog

Click OK button to add trendline in a spline area chart. Now, the chart renders as follows.

Trendline chart

To edit the trendline select the one to be edited and click the highlighted button.

Trendline Edit

Again the trendline dialog window opens now.

Legend Text

You can edit the trendline legend by the Legend Text text box. By default, the Legend Text renders are based on the Line type and Series name.

Series

You can change the series to which series have to show the trendline by Series dropdown option.

Line Type

You can select line type by the Line Type dropdown option(Linear, Exponential, Logarithmic, Power, and Polynomial).

Line Color

You can change the color of the trendline by the Line Color color picker.

Line Style

You can change the style of the trendline by the Line Style drop down option(Solid, Dot, Dash, DotDash, LongDash, and LongDashDotDot).

Delete Trendline

To delete the trendline, select the one to be deleted and click the highlighted button.

Trendline Delete

Container Appearance

This Sections allows you to customize the Container Appearance for the spline area chart widget.

Container Appearance

Title Alignment

This allows you to handle the alignment of widget title to either left, center, or right.

Title Color

This allows you to apply the text color to the widget title.

Title Auto Font Size

This allows you to toggle the size of the font for the widget title.

Font Size

This allows you to apply the specified size of the font to the widget title if the Title Auto Font Size is disabled. Value can be between 10 and 44.

Subtitle Auto Font Size

This allows you to toggle the size of the font for the widget subtitle.

Font Size

This allows you to apply the specified size of the font to the widget title if the Subtitle Auto Font Size is disabled. Value can be between 10 and 32.

Show Border

This allows you to toggle the visibility of border surrounding the widget.

Corner Radius

This allows you to apply the specified radius to the widget corners if the Show Border is enabled. Value can be between 0 and 10.

Show Background Image

This allow you to set the background image for the spline area chart widget.

Background Color

This allows you to set the background color to the spline area chart widget.

Transparency

This property allows you to specifies the transparency for the background color.

Container actions

This Section allows you to customize the Container actions for the spline area chart widget.

Container Actions

Show Header

This allows you to enable or disable the widget title of the spline area chart.

Allow Maximize View

This allows you to enable or disable the maximized mode of the spline area chart widget. The visibility of the maximize icon in the widget header will be defined based on the setting in the viewer.

Allow CSV Export

This allows you to enable or disable the CSV export option for the spline area chart widget. Enabling this allows you to export the summarized data of the widget view to CSV format in the viewer.

Allow Excel Export

This allows you to enable or disable the Excel export option for the spline area chart widget. Enabling this allows you to export the summarized data of the widget view to (.xlsx or .xls) format in the viewer.

Allow Image Export

This allows you to enable or disable the Image export option for the spline area chart widget. Enabling this allows you to export the view of the widget to image format (.jpg), (.png), or (.bmp) in the viewer.

Allow PDF Export

This allows you to enable or disable the PDF export option for the spline area chart widget. Enabling this allows you to export the view of the widget to pdf format in the viewer.

Enable Comments

This allows you to enable or disable comment for the dashboard widget. For more details, refer to this link.

Allow View Underlying Data

This allows you to visualize the raw data associated with a widget at runtime.

To learn more about viewing the underlying widget data, refer to the view data documentation.

Pin widget

This allows you to pin the widget.

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