Create Visualizations

Learn how to use present your data using visualizations.

This article describes how to visualize your data by creating visualizations in Analytical Designer.

Create a Visualization

Follow these steps to create a new visualization.


  1. Open your workspace.

  2. Click the Analyze tab.

    Analytical Designer opens.

  3. Drag a metric or an attribute from Data Catalog onto any drop zone to visualize it.

    search filter

    By default, the visualization displays the metrics in a column chart and attributes in a table. You can change the type of the visualization later.

  4. To change the visualization type, click the appropriate icon at the top.

    search filter

    You can display the visualization as a table or different types of charts.

    Different charts require different types of data. If you change the chart type, the visualization may change the displayed data as well.

    For example, you can set a Stack by for a column chart, but not for a pie chart.

    For details about different types of visualizations, see Visualization Types.

  5. Select options in the Metrics settings.

    custom metric

  6. To add granularity to the displayed data, drag an attribute to the View by/Trend by section.

    view by

    If you do not see the View by/Trend by section, try to change the type of the visualization.

  7. If you add Attributes, you can select which attribute label should be used to display the attribute values (the Display as option).

    select a label

  8. To split the display into a stacked chart, drag an attribute to the Stack by/Segment by section.

    stack by

    If you do not see the Stack by/Segment by section, try to change the type of the visualization.

    To use Stack by (or Segment by for line charts), the visualization must have only one item in the Metrics section.

  9. Add filters to the visualization.

    You can drag and drop attributes to the top bar to filter the whole visualization.

    filter table

  10. Add filters to individual metrics.

    You can filter each metric by up to 20 attributes. All filters are applied at the same time (the AND operator).

    The resulting visualization matches all the applied metric level filters.

    search filter

  11. Save the visualization.

    When you have finalized your visualization:

    final visualization

    Use the Save button to save it.

    save report

    Use the Undo and Redo buttons in the top bar to browse through your edits.

    undo redo


As you create visualizations, Analytical Designer offers you Recommended next steps.

The recommendations that appear when you add metrics and attributes are based on actions that GoodData users typically perform in similar analytical scenarios:


Edit a Visualization

Follow these steps to edit an existing visualization.


  1. Click Open in the top bar.

  2. Select the visualization to edit.

    The visualization opens for editing.

Delete a Visualization

Follow these steps to delete a visualization.


  1. Click Open in the top bar.

  2. Hover over the visualization that you want to delete.

  3. Click the cross icon next to the visualization name.

delete visualization

  1. Confirm the deletion

    The visualization is deleted.