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Standard Bar Charts

Standard bar chart defaults are described in this topic.

Standard bar charts include the following:

  • Plain: Based on 1 metric and 1 attribute
  • Clustered: Based on 1 metric and 2 attributes
  • Stacked: Based on 1 metric and 2 attributes)
  • 100% Stacked: Based on 1 metric and 2 attributes

To specify defaults for bar charts for a data source:

  1. Edit the appropriate data source configuration. See Editing a Data Source Configuration.

  2. Select the Charts tab in the data source configuration wizard.

  3. On the Standard subtab of the Charts tab, select Bars.

  4. Configure the settings as follows:

    Setting Description
    Group Select the attribute by which the data should be grouped.
    Group Limit Specify the number of attribute items to display on the chart.
    Group Sort Select a metric or attribute by which the attribute items are sorted. You can also select the sorting order (ascending or descending). For metrics, you can define the default aggregation function: SUM, AVG, MAX, MIN. See Available Metric Functions.

    Sub-Group

    Select the attribute by which to group the other attributes.
    Sub-Group Limit Specify the number of attribute items to be displayed for each attribute that you have selected in the Sub-Group list. This option only appears if you have selected a subgroup.
    Sub-Group Color Palette Select the palette and enable the legend if needed. This option only appears if you have selected a subgroup.
    Sub-Group Sort Select a metric or the attribute by which the attribute items, you have selected in the Sub-Group list, will be sorted. Select the sorting order (ascending or descending). For metrics, you can define the default aggregation function: SUM, AVG, MAX, MIN. See Available Metric Functions. This option only appears if you have selected a subgroup.
    Metric Select the metric by which you want to analyze the selected attribute.
    Bar Color Select a metric that affects the bar color in the chart. You can also define the default aggregation function used for the metric values: SUM, AVG, MAX, MIN, or (for some data sources) LAST VALUE. See Available Metric Functions.
    Number of colors Specify the number of colors to use for the chart.
    Display Legend Select this checkbox if you want the legend to be displayed on the chart.
    Legend Type Select the color palette or color range that you want to use (Color Palette or Color Range). If you select Color Palette, also select the palette you want used.
  5. Click Save.

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