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Google PLX - Create or edit a dashboard (Chart types)

Chart Types

This post lists the Dashboards chart types. It also provides basic usage information for each type.


Cartesian charts:

All Cartesian charts (bar, line, area, combo, and time series) share the following features:


* They plot data on x and y axes.

* The horizontal x-axis represents dimensions, and the vertical y-axis represents measures.

* Specifying multiple dimensions creates a drilldown effect. (Multiple dimensions are not supported with timeseries charts.)

* Series display is supported. A series is a data set that is logically connected by a common attribute. Series have a single legend entry and are visually separable from other series by virtue of position, color, style, etc. For example, in a grouped bar chart, the bars for a series have a common attribute in position and color.


There are three ways to break your data into different series:


* Specifying a breakdown creates a separate series for every unique domain/dimension value in that column.

* Specifying multiple primary measures creates a separate series for each measure.

* Specifying a secondary measure creates a separate series for the secondary measure, and additionally plots that measure on its scale/axis.


Vertical bar charts:

Vertical bar charts use vertical bars to compare different categories of data. A simple vertical bar chart has one dimension and one measure.


Vertical bar chart types:

* Vertical bar with drilldown

* Vertical bar with breakdown

- Grouped

- Stacked

* Vertical bar with two primary measures

- Grouped

- Stacked

* Vertical bar with primary and secondary measures


Vertical bar with drilldown

Drilldown charts have multiple dimensions, so if you click a bar on the chart, it will expand that dimension further. The below Dashboard will:


* Show a breadcrumb to illustrate your drill path

* Filter all charts in the Dashboard on Channel = Web

* Bucket the data by the second dimension (Region)


Vertical bar with breakdown

A breakdown splits the selected column into sub-categories of data, which are represented by a separate bar. For example, represent one region per bar. Breakdowns work with one measure only. You can represent separate series as a group or a stack.


Grouped:


Stacked:


Vertical bar with two primary measures:

You can group or stack two primary measures on the same scale to highlight their differences.


Grouped:


Stacked:


Vertical bar with primary and secondary measures:

You can show primary and secondary measures on different scales. For example, express one measure in $ and another in %. Secondary measures are not relevant for charts that stack, since stacking forces the measures to be on the same scale.


Horizontal bar charts:

Horizontal bar charts use horizontal bars to compare different categories of data. A simple horizontal bar chart has only one dimension and one measure.


Horizontal bar chart types:

* Horizontal bar with drilldown

* Horizontal bar with breakdown

- Grouped

- Stacked

* Horizontal bar with two primary measures

- Grouped

- Stacked

* Horizontal bar with primary and secondary measures


Horizontal bar with drilldown:

Drilldown charts have multiple dimensions, so if you click a bar on the chart, it will expand that dimension further. The Dashboard/Image will:


* Show a breadcrumb to illustrate your drill path

* Filter all charts in the Dashboard on Channel = Web

* Bucket the data by the second dimension (Region)


Horizontal bar with breakdown:

A breakdown splits the selected column into sub-categories of data, which are represented by a separate bar. For example, represent one region per bar. Breakdowns work with one measure only. You can represent separate series as a group or a stack.


Grouped: