Learn Insight Types

In Analytical Designer, you can visualize your data in many types of insights.

Each insight type has slightly different options and may enable you to display different types of data.

The table below shows what you can configure in each insight type:

Insight typeMeasures 1)View by 2)Stack by 3)AttributesTrend by 2)Segment by 3)RowsColumnsConfiguration 4)Location
Bar chart5)
Bubble chart8)
Bullet chart8)6)
Column chart6)
Combo chart8)
Donut chart
Line chart
Pie chart
Pivot table
Scatter plot8)7)
Stacked area chart

1) Allows measures based on facts, calculated measures created as MAQL metrics, and aggregated attributes.

2) Allows only one attribute or date.

3) Requires only one item in the Measures section.

4) The configuration options differ for each insight type.

5) Allows more than one attribute or date if the Stack by section is not used.

6) Allows more than one attribute or date.

7) Allows only one attribute.

8) Has multiple Measures sections.

When you switch from one insight type to another, the configuration of the insight may change. For example, when you switch from a column chart with three items in the Measures section and two items in the View by section to a pie chart, the pie chart displays only the first item in each section. When you switch back without changing anything, all the original items are displayed again.

For information about creating insights, read Create Insights.

Common Insight Characteristics

In every insight, you can:

  • Display measures and attributes.

  • Filter each measure and attribute by date.

    For details, see Filter Measures by Date.

  • Filter each measure and attribute by attributes.

    You can also click an attribute value in the insight legend to hide the value from the insight. This does not apply to heatmaps.

  • Rename any measure or attribute.

    For more details, see Rename Measures.

  • Change insight properties.

    For details about insight properties, see Configure Insight Properties.

For detailed information about each insight type, read the following sections: