IMPORTANT: This document is specific to Sigma Workbooks. If you instead want to learn about this topic in worksheets, please visit Visualize Your Data (Worksheets).

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

To create a stacked area chart, first add a column to the COLOR field. Then optionally select one of the three stack options from the top of the chart’s editor panel view, if you are not satisfied with the default stack arrangement.

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Format Options

To begin editing a visualization's format options, select the visualization to open its editor panel view. Then click the paint brush icon at the top of the editor panel.

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The following Format options are available for area charts:

  • Background
  • Title
  • X-Axis Scale
  • X-Axis Scale
  • Legend
  • Data Labels
  • Area Shape

Related Resources

Intro to Building Visualizations