Chart Types

Overview of how to use the different VividCharts chart types

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  • Arc Score   Best for tracking a count against a set benchmark. Configuration Flexible sizing  Palette uses the first color of the selected color...
  • Area   Best for visualizing volumes of data over time. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the first color of the selected color...
  • Aster Best for visualizing multiple data points for groups of data. The angle of each slice is one data point and the radius of each slice is...
  • Bar Matrix Best for comparing the size of isolated groups of data as separate bar charts. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors...
  • Bubble Best for visualizing multiple data points for groups of data. This is similar to a scatter plot, except the size of each bubble is...
  • Calendar Heatmap Best for finding trends in busy periods from a higher-level view. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the first seven colors of...
  • Connected Dots Best for viewing ranges between the minimum, maximum, and average values for a grouping of data. Configuration Flexible sizing...
  • Curved Bar Best for comparing size of groups of data. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors from the selected palette. Group...
  • Density Best for visualizing large sets of data points to see where there are tight groupings. As more data points fall in the same location,...
  • Diverging Bar Best for comparing a group of data relative to the average value of all groups of data. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the...
  • Dollar Score Best for viewing a score from a currency field. Configuration Currency field Required. The currency field that will be used to calculate...
  • Donut Best for visualizing groups of data in the form of arc slices whose lengths are determined by their value relative to the other arc...
  • Donut Matrix Best for comparing the size of isolated groups of data as separate donut charts. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors...
  • Double Donut Best for visualizing multiple groups of data in the form of arc slices whose lengths are determined by their value relative to the other...
  • Duration Score Best for viewing a score from duration field. Configuration Duration field Required. The duration field that will be used to calculate...
  • Gantt Best for viewing durations of records relative to each other based off of two separate date fields on the records. Configuration...
  • Grouped Bar Best for comparing the size of multiple groups of data as groupings of smaller bars. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the...
  • Half Donut Best for visualizing groups of data in the form of arc slices whose lengths are determined by their value relative to the other arc...
  • Heatmap Best for comparing frequency of occurence between two columns from a table. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the first two...
  • Hexbin Best for visualizing data points similar to a scatter plot, but groups the data points into hexbins to provide a coarser view....
  • Horizontal Bar Best for comparing size of groups of data. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors from the selected palette. Group...
  • HTML Best for explaining and annotating a dashboard to more effectively communicate insights. Configuration HTML Required. The HTML that will...
  • Instance Best for finding gaps in data values over time. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the first color of the selected color...
  • Line Best for finding trends over time. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the first color of the selected color palette. Trend...
  • Multi Lines Best for finding trends over time with multiple groups of data. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors of the selected...
  • Normalized Mekko Best for viewing the size of stacks as a percentage of the whole while also viewing the relative size of each stack group against each...
  • Normalized Stacked Bar Best for viewing the size of stacks as a percentage of the whole. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors from the...
  • Pareto Best for comparing size of groups of data while also seeing the cumulative percentage in the form of a dotted-line chart. The higher the...
  • PA Area Best for visualizing volumes of data over time. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the first color of the selected color...
  • PA Bump Chart Best for viewing rankings of a breakdown over time. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors of the selected color palette....
  • PA Line Best for finding trends over time. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the first color of the selected color palette. PA...
  • PA Lines Best for finding trends over time with multiple groups of data. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors of the selected...
  • PA Ridgeline Best for finding relative high points and low points over time. If a peak is overlapping the group above it, that signifies a...
  • PA Streamgraph Best for viewing groups of data relative to each other over time. Think of a time series stacked bar chart. Configuration Flexible...
  • PA Timed Bars Best for finding trends over time. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the first color of the selected color palette. PA...
  • PA Vertical Line Best for finding trends over time when vertical screen space is abundant. Especially useful for mobile devices where scrolling is...
  • Percentage Score Best for viewing a score as a percentage based on two sets of conditions. Configuration Palette if using conditional coloring, the first...
  • Pie Best for visualizing groups of data in the form of pie slices whose areas are determined by their value relative to the other pie...
  • Pie Matrix Best for comparing the size of isolated groups of data as separate pie charts. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors...
  • Progress Score Best for tracking a count against a set benchmark. Configuration Palette uses the first color of the selected color palette....
  • Sankey Best for viewing co-occurrence between two columns from a table while also seeing the relative size of an individual column....
  • Scatter Best for visualizing multiple data points for groups of data. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors from the selected...
  • Score List Best for viewing a list of scores in a simple, easy to read format. Configuration Group by Required. The field that will be used to...
  • Simple Score Best for viewing a simple score. Configuration Use Group By if selected, the Group by field will be used. Example: count of distinct...
  • Slope Best for quickly finding coarse trends over two points in time. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors of the selected...
  • Spline Best for finding trends over time while identifying each individual data point. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the first...
  • Stacked Bar Best for viewing the size of stacks relative to the rest of the stacks. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors from the...
  • Streamgraph Best for viewing groups of data relative to each other over time. Think of a time series stacked bar chart. Configuration Flexible...
  • Timed Bars Best for finding trends over time. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the first color of the selected color palette. Group...
  • Treemap Best for relative counts of data while also comparing counts of a second data element. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the...
  • Vertical Bar Best for comparing size of groups of data. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors from the selected palette. Group...
  • Waffle Best for visualizing groups of data relative to each other in the form of blocks. There are 100 blocks with each representing 10 percent...
  • Week Heatmap Best for seeing which days and times are most active for a given group of data. Configuration Flexible sizing Palette uses the colors...