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Graph-like Chart is the family of charts that require using at least two columns to plot in relation to each other. Within Periscope, the following types of charts can by plotted onto X-Y axes:
The Series Settings tab is the go-to place for choosing which columns will be plotted on the X and Y axis:
When plotting two Y values of different scales on the same X Axis, a second Y Axis (Y2) can be used to display the data clearly on two seperate scales but still in the same chart. Using the Series Settings tab, select the Y2 Axis box for the column that should be plotted on the Y2 Axis.
The chart will then take on a second Y Axis, Y1 on the left and Y2 on the right.
Only bubble charts support the tertiary Z axis. To find out more about bubble charts, see Chart Types.
Y Axis values can be segmented out by a third column in a query. This results in more series being created, each of which's color and style can be controlled in the Series Settings tab.
Charts will automatically reduce the number of labels displayed if the axis is not continuous. This option displays all axis values if checked.
For X Axis labels that are to too long to display horizontally without overlapping, turn on this option to rotate the labels.
The X Axis can be interpretted as discrete or continuous and controlled through this option. By default Periscope will chart all X Axes as continuous.
The format of a Y Axis is controlled in the Axes Settings section of the Chart Format Tab.
The format of the Y2 Axis can be set at the bottom of the settings tab under the Y2 Axis Settings section when a Y2 Axis has been set.
X-Y Charts share many settings from the Chart Format tab within the edit view of the chart.
Turning on this setting will calculate the cumulative total of the Y axis up to the current X Axis point for a series and plot that. When using a Number Overlay chart, the number overlay will display the total of the cumulative value for the first series plotted.
Turning on the Total in Tooltip will show a sum of the Y axis values across all series for a single point on the X axis upon hover.
For data points to be explicitly stated on the chart, turn on the Data Labels to have the Y-Axis value of each data point shown.
The checkbox “Title-Case Series” capitalizes the first letter of each word in the series and remove underscores.
If a result set does not consistenly fill a continuous X axis, use the the Fill in Null Values option to chart the gaps. Fill With Zeroes will plot all points on the X Axis that don't have data with a 0. Fill From Left will take result in any X Axis value that does not have data using the value to the closest point left of it.
This option allows charts to be animated. Once checked, graph-like charts will draw each data point individually.
If a chart has a lot of series with most being very small and hard to visualize, turn on “Aggregation into “Other” Series” to combine those smaller series into a single series called “Other”.
Check this box to hide the legend from appearing on the charts.
To maintain the order imposed by the ORDER BY clause in the query on the charts, turn on Preserve Sort Order.
Showing additional data from a result set without cluttering a chart can be achieved through adding tooltips. In the sereies tab, select which column's data should appear in the tooltip when that row is hovered over.
Graphs can be downloaded as a PNG file at the dashboard-level. Select "Download Image" from the burger dropdown in the upper right-hand corner of the chart.
Check out Periscope's documentation for more chart options