Stacked Area Chart
Stacked area charts show data as an area under a line that connects data points. They are similar to line charts and express changes across time. They are commonly used to show the contribution of different components to a whole while displaying the overall pattern. For example, a stacked area chart can represent the market share of different companies in an industry over a period, with each layer representing a company’s share. Stacked area charts allow for easy comparison of both individual and collective trends, making them useful for analyzing data with multiple components and temporal dimensions.
Stacked area charts have the following sections:
- View by
- Stack by
In stacked area charts, you can also:
Display the values as a percentage.
To do so, add a date or an attribute to the View by section.
Display the chart as a continuous line even if your data contain empty values.
To do so, check the Continuous line checkbox in the Configuration | Canvas section. By default, the line is interrupted if it is supposed to display an empty value.
Stack the chart by attributes.
To add attributes to the Stack by section, you must have only one item in the Metrics section.
For details on how to stack multiple metrics, see the Stack metrics section.
You can add a single metric or multiple metrics to create different types of area charts. See the table for details:
Table Key: ✅ = Add attributes. ❌ = Do not add attributes. N/A = Attributes not supported.
|Metrics||View by Attributes||Stack by Attributes||Result|
|Single||✅||✅||Stacked area chart|
|Multiple||✅||N/A||Stacked area chart|
For information about common characteristics and settings of all visualizations, see the Visualization Types section.
|Metrics||20 metrics (to add more than one metric, |
|View by||If more than one metric: 1 attribute; If one metric and stack by attribute: 1 attribute; If one metric and no stack by attribute: 2 attributes|
|Stack by||1 attribute (this bucket is available only if there is exactly one metric and no more than one |