Learn Insight Types
In Analytical Designer, you can visualize your data in many types of insights. For information about creating insights, see Create 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 type||Measures ||View by ||Stack by ||Attributes||Trend by ||Segment by ||Rows||Columns||Configuration ||Location|
|Bar chart||✅||✅ ||✅||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌||✅||❌|
|Bubble chart||✅ ||✅||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌||✅||❌|
|Bullet chart||✅ ||✅ ||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌||✅||❌|
|Column chart||✅||✅ ||✅||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌||✅||❌|
|Combo chart||✅ ||✅||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌||✅||❌|
|Scatter plot||✅ ||❌||❌||✅ ||❌||❌||❌||❌||✅||❌|
|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.
Common Insight Characteristics
In every insight, you can:
Display measures and attributes.
Filter each measure and attribute by date.
For more details, see Filter Measures in an Insight 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, Attributes, and Dates in Insights.
Change insight properties.
For more details, see Configure Insight Properties.
For detailed information about each insight type, read the following sections: