Summary of Content

Plot an Area Chart
      Required Fields
      Marks
      Stacked Area Chart Variations
Format Options
Related Resources

Plot an Area Chart

Visualizations can be created via the PAGE ELEMENTS section of your workbook's editor panel or directly from an existing data element

Visualized data will not display on the page canvas until all required plot fields are defined.

Add columns to open fields and marks using either the field's + menu or dragging and dropping the column.

Required Fields

  • X-AXIS (1+ columns)
  • Y-AXIS (1+ columns)
    Columns added to the Y-AXIS field are aggregated by default. Aggregation type (e.g. Sum vs Count) is dependent on the original column’s value type (e.g. text, number, date, etc).
    For example, a numeric column such as 'Sales Amount' will create a new calculated column, 'Sum of Sales Amount' (e.g. Sum([Sales Amount])).

Marks

  • COLOR
  • TOOLTIP
  • TRELLIS

Stacked Area Chart Variations

Area charts support three stack variations: 

  • No Stacking - Areas start from the X axis and might overlap
  • Stacked - Areas stack on top of each other
  • Stacked 100% - All areas add up to 100% of the area

Create a stacked area chart

Before you start: This action uses the editor panel. If you have not done so already, open the editor panel from either Explore or Edit mode. Learn more

  1. In the editor panel, add a column to the COLOR field.
  2. [optional] Select one of the three stack options from the top of the chart’s editor panel view.

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Format Options

To begin editing an visualization’s format options:

Before you start: This action uses the editor panel. If you have not done so already, open the editor panel from either Explore or Edit mode. Learn more

  1. In the editor panel, click the paintbrush (Screen_Shot_2022-02-08_at_5.17.56_PM.png) button.
  2. Select a format option to view and edit its settings.

The following format options are available for area charts:

  • Background
  • Title
  • X-Axis Scale
  • X-Axis Scale
  • Legend
  • Reference Marks
  • Area Shape

Related Resources

Intro to Building Visualizations