Visualization Types

In Analytical Designer, you can visualize your data using various types of visualizations. For information about creating visualizations, see Create Visualizations.

Each visualization type has different options and may enable you to display different types of data:

Best uses of visualizations

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

Visualization typeMetrics 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)
Dependency Wheel6)
Donut chart
Funnel chart
Line chart
Pie chart
Pivot table
Pyramid chart
Sankey chart6)
Scatter plot8)7)
Stacked area chart
Waterfall chart

1) Allows metrics based on facts, metrics created using MAQL, and aggregated attributes.

2) Allows only one attribute or date.

3) Requires only one item in the Metrics section.

4) The configuration options differ for each visualization 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 Metrics sections.

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

Common Visualization Characteristics

In every visualization, you can: