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Scatter Chart

Scatter Chart is a type of plot or mathematical diagram using Cartesian coordinates to display values for typically two variables for a set of data.

Default Scatter chart

A Bubble Chart is a variation of a scatter chart in which the data points are replaced with bubbles, and an additional dimension of the data is represented in the size of the bubbles.

Default Bubble chart

How to configure the table data to scatter chart

Scatter chart needs minimum of 1 X-Axis element and 1 Y-Axis element to showcase the data. The measure or expression field that you would like to analyze can be dropped into X-axis and Y-Axis blocks. The dimension that you would like to categorize the measure, can be dropped onto Label block. If you would like to visualize data in bubble type, then the respective measure can be dropped onto Size block in addition.

The following steps explain the data configuration of the Scatter Chart:

  1. Drag and drop the Scatter chart control icon from the tool box into design panel. You can find the control in tool box by search.

    Adding Scatter chart

  2. Resize the widget as required.

    Resizing Scatter chart

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

    Data Source

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

    CREATE NEW

  5. 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

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

    Connect button

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

    Virtual table

  8. Click the Properties icon in the configuration panel.

    Click properties icon

  9. The properties panel of the widget will be displayed as shown in the following screenshot.

    Properties pane

  10. Now, switch to the ASSIGN DATA tab.

    Assign Data section

  11. The ASSIGN DATA tab will be opened with the available columns from the connected data source.

Adding fields to Y-Axis

You can drag and drop the Measures field into the Y-Axis section.

Add Y-Axis field

Note: It is a mandatory section and only one value can be configured.

Settings menu options

You can filter and format the data displayed in the widget from the settings menu options. To open the settings menu, click the settings icon.

The following screenshots shows the various settings menu options based on the type of field configured in the type of section.

Numeric field settings menu

Renaming fields

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

Changing the aggregation type

You can change the aggregation type of the measure section from the settings menu as shown in the following screenshot. Refer to this section for more details.

Changing the aggregation

Filtering data

You can use Filters to change the values by selecting the Filter option. For more details, refer to Measure filter and dimension filter.

Filter option

Measure formatting

You can format the elements by selecting the Format option. For more details, refer to measure format.

Formatting option

Removing the fields

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

Removing  Fields

Adding fields to X-Axis

You can drag and drop the Measures or Dimensions field into the X-Axis section.

Add X-Axis field

Note: It is a mandatory section and only one value can be configured.

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 the Sort.

Sort Settings

Filtering data

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

Configuring filter for dimension column

The chart will be rendered like this,

Scatter chart

Adding fields to Label

You can drag and drop the Dimensions field into the Label section.

Adding Label section

The chart will be rendered like this,

Scatter chart with Label section

Note: You can not bind field into Label section, when X-Axis section bind with Dimensions field. You can not bind field into Label, when X-Axis or Y-Axis or both have summary type as None. You can not visualize data when X-Axis or Y-Axis summary type changed to as None when Label section is configured with data

Adding fields to Row

Drag and drop the elements from sections to Row.

Adding row section

Scatter chart with Row

Adding fields to Size section

When you bind data to Size section, chart will render as bubble chart. You can drag and Drop the Measures field into the Size section.

Configure size section

Chart will render as shown,

Bubble chart

Adding tooltip fields

You can configure the tooltip section to showcase the additional information in the widget’s tooltip without affecting the visualization. Refer to this section for more details on configuring the tooltip fields.

How to format scatter chart widget

You can format the scatter chart for better illustration of the view that you require using the settings available in Properties tab.

General settings

General settings

Name

This allows you to set title for this scatter chart widget.

Subtitle

This allows you to set subtitle for this scatter chart widget.

Description

This allows you to set description for this scatter chart widget.

Basic settings

Basic Settings

Show Tooltip

This option allows you to toggle the visibility of tooltip in chart.

Show Value Labels

This allows you to toggle the visibility of value labels.

Value labels in chart

Series Shape

This allows you to change the shape of the series to Circle, Rectangle, Triangle, and Diamond.

Chart series shape

Note: This option only enabled if Row is configured.

Legend Settings

Legend settings

Show legend

A Legend is a text used to describe the data plotted. This allows you to toggle the visibility of legend in scatter chart.

chart legends

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.

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

X-Axis Settings

This section allows you to customize the x-axis settings in scatter chart.

X-Axis settings

Show X Axis

This allows you to toggle the visibility of the category axis.

Category axis

Show Axis Title

This allows you to toggle the visibility of the category axis title of scatter chart.

Category axis title

Axis Title

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

Category axis title change

Label Rotation

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

Category axis label rotated

Axis Format

This option allows you to format category axis values from the formatting details provided using ‘Axis Format’ button. For more details, refer to this measure format.

Formatting axis

Y-Axis Settings

This section allows you to customize the x-axis settings in scatter chart.

X-Axis settings

Show Y Axis

This allows you to toggle the visibility of the primary axis.

Primary axis

Show Axis Title

This allows you to toggle the visibility of the primary axis title of scatter chart.

Primary axis title

Axis Title

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

Primary axis title change

Axis Format

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

Formatting axis

Opposed Axis

This allows you to render the primary axis to the opposite side of its default position.

Opposed axis

Grid Lines

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

Grid Lines

Category Axis

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

Category Axis Grid Lines

Primary Value Axis

This allows you to enable the Primary Axis gridlines for the Scatter chart.

Primary Axis Grid Lines

Series Palette

This section will be shown only if the row is configured.

Series palette

Use Default Palette

By toggle off the Use Default Palette, you can customize the scatter chart series segments’ colors by clicking the colored squares.

Series color palette window

Formatting

This allows you to change the color for the scatter chart. This section will shown only if row is not configured.

Formatting

It will reflect in the scatter chart.

Formatting Applied

Advanced settings

Select Advanced setting to configure conditions and apply color to the chart based on that. You can refer more details from this section

How to apply conditional formatting

Color in scatter chart widget can be customized using the color settings available in the properties section. This will allow the users to improve the visualization in scatter chart and to distinguish the data based on conditional range values that will let the visualizer to understand what is shown in data.

How to enable advanced formatting

  1. In the properties pane, under the Formatting section, check the Advanced Setting check box.

  2. This will open the Conditional Formatting dialog.

Conditional formatting dialog

  1. Select the mode and enter the conditions as required and click the save button to apply.

Applying the conditions

  1. Now, the widget visualization will be updated based on the conditions.

After applying conditional formatting

Refer to the following sections for the detailed steps on using the Gradient, Rule and individual modes.

Gradient mode

You can customize the fill color of the scatter chart using the gradient based conditional formatting. This is the default mode.

Based on field

You can choose any field from the Based-On section to apply the conditions from the drop-down.

Summary type

You can select the summary type for the selected measure field.

Low, mid, and high values

You can define your range by entering the low, mid, and high values.

Note: It is optional, if no value is entered then the ranges will be auto calculated based on the minimum and maximum values from the data source.

Legend title

You can enter the title for the scatter chart legends.

Rule based condition mode

This allows you to customize the fill color of the scatter chart based on one or more numerical / text conditions.

rule mode

Value type

The value type drop-down allows you to choose whether you are going to apply the direct value (specific number like 3 goals, order ID 10248) or percentage (values above 30% or 50 %).

Condition name

You can give a meaningful name to the applied conditions.

Condition type

Choose the condition for measure field from the highlighted conditions.

numeric condition types

If you selected the dimension as a based-on field and want to use text condition, the following text-based conditions are available.

text conditions

The text-based condition type will be enabled only when the dimension selected is used as the based-on field.

Value

You can mention the condition value.

Case sensitive

For the dimensions, case sensitive option is provided to choose whether the entered value is case sensitive or not.

Fill color

Select the fill color for that condition using the color picker.

Add condition

Click add condition to specify add new condition.

Delete condition

Click the delete button to remove the existing condition.

Individual mode

Using the individual mode, you can specify color for each record.

IMPORTANT: Only top 100 records will be listed in the dialog.

Individual mode

Color

You can choose the color for the record from the nearby color picker.

Reset

To undo all the changes, click reset.

To configure the linking to URL or dashboard with the widget using its settings. For more details, refer to Linking.

Link

Filter

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

Filter

Act as master widget

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

Hierarchical filter

Using this option, you can enable or disable the 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 Hierarchical Filter option is enabled, the Top N will be applied for each individual column separately based on the number set for each column.

Container Appearance

This sections allows you to customize the Container Appearance for the scatter 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

`On enabling Auto Font Size, the font size of the title will be adjusted automatically based on the screen resolution.

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

On enabling Auto Font Size, the font size of the subtitle will be adjusted automatically based on the screen resolution.

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.

Auto Padding

On enabling Auto Padding, the padding of the widget container will be adjusted automatically if the size of the widget varies.

Padding

This allows you to customize the padding of the widget container if the Auto Padding is disabled. Value can be between 0 and 25.

Show Border

This allows you to toggle the visibility of the 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 allows you to set the background image for the scatter chart widget.

Background Color

This allows you to set the background color to the scatter chart widget.

Transparency

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

Show Shadow

This property allows you to toggle the visibility of shadow for scatter chart widget.

Container actions

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

Container Actions

Show Header

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

Allow Maximize View

This allows you to enable or disable the maximized mode of the scatter 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 scatter 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 scatter 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 scatter 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 scatter 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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