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Example Chart Setup

When you configure a data source, you can adjust the default settings for your charts. This can be done on the Charts page. To view the chart for the updated data source, click the menu icon , then click Sources , locate the data source, and select the required chart style

Settings which are common for all chart styles (including Standard and Custom styles) can be accessed in the Global Default Settings menu. Otherwise, you can access unique settings for each chart style from the Charts tab (Figure 1).

The Bars style includes most common settings and is used as the example in the step-by-step instructions provided below.

In this article, the Real Time Sales data source is used to illustrate the example.

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If you navigated to this page from one of the Connecting to [data source] articles, skip to Step 3. Otherwise, begin with Step 1 below.

  1. In the Data Source Name column in the My Data Sources section, click the source (Figure 2). For this example, click Real Time Sales.

Figure 2

  1. Click Charts .
  2. The Charts tab contains the following components (Figure 3):

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  • Global Default Settings : these settings apply to all of the available chart styles listed in both the Standard and Custom tabs.
    These global settings focus on the Time attribute (Figure 4). They include:
    • Time Attribute - select a time attribute for the data to be filtered by on your chart by default
    • Enable playback - select this checkbox to show the Play button on the time bar
    • Live mode - select this checkbox to enable playing data in live mode
    • Delay mode - select this checkbox and specify the delay time to enable playing data in live mode with the required delay time interval.

Figure 4

  • Search feature - is available for Solr , Elastic Search , and Cloudera Search data sources. By default, this feature is enabled. The Search feature allows you to enter keywords to quickly filter the data. If you do not want to use this feature upon opening your source, select Disable from the Search Feature list.

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Availability of these settings depends on the configuration of your data source.
  • Standard tab : contains all the chart styles that come packaged with Zoomdata;
  • Custom tab : contains the custom charts that were created in the Chart Studio, if sharing was enabled by the creator.
  1. Click Bars . The options available for the selected chart style will be displayed. Zoomdata provides default settings based on the data source. You can change these settings as needed so that users accessing your data source will view your default setup.

chart settings

You can change the initial Group attribute, set a display limit, and select the starting sort for the attribute (Figure 6).

Figure 6

  • The Group (Figure 7) list contains a complete list of Attribute types that are available (as defined in the Fields tab).
  • The Group Limit field sets the display limit for the selected Group attribute.
  • The Group Sort sets the default attribute or metric that will be used in visualizing the results; as well as the order of the sort (either descending or ascending).
  • For metrics, you can set the default aggregation function: MIN, MAX, AVG, SUM.

Figure 7

  • For time attributes, you can set the default time granularity for the chart: minute, hour, day, week, month, year.

Figure 8

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You can also change the initial Sub-Group attribute (Figure 9, 2), set a display limit, and select the starting sort for the attribute (Figure 10).

Figure 10


The Y axis metric and color display default settings can also be edited (Figure 11).

Figure 11

The Y Axis list contains fields identified as an integer type (with the exception of time) that are available (Figure 12, 1).

Figure 12

The Bar Color list identifies the metric that will be visualized (Figure 12, 2).
In addition, Bar Color offers the following options to further customize and clarify the chart:

  • The number of colors that will be used to represent the metric range of the dataset;
  • Enabling the color legend and selecting the legend type;
  • Selecting from a pre-set color palette or customizing your own color range.


You can also create default chart name and provide a description to help users identify the chart and the originating data source (Figure 13).

Figure 13

The name will appear in the label area of the chart screen (Figure 14):

Figure 14

The description will be displayed on the Info pane.

When you have changed the default settings, click Save .

You can customize each of the chart styles in this way to establish the default set up for your users.