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).

Combo charts are a type of visualization that uses a mixture of chart types. Sigma combo charts support bars, lines, areas and scatter plots. 

Summary of Content

Requirements
Plot a Combo Chart
      Fields
      Marks
Format Options
Change a Column's Shape
Related Resources

Requirements

  • Users with edit permission on the workbook can add and edit visualizations.
  • Users with explore permission on the workbook can edit visualizations. However, their changes cannot be saved to the existing workbook.

Plot a Combo 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 using either the field's + menu or dragging and dropping the column.

Fields

  • X-AXIS (1 column)
    Data is first grouped by the column on the X-AXIS. 
  • Y-AXIS (1+ columns)
    Columns added to the visualization’s Y-AXIS are aggregated by default. Aggregation type (e.g. Sum vs Count) is dependent on the original column’s value type.
    By default, the first column placed on the y-axis is displayed as a bar chart, and all additional columns are plotted as lines. However, each plotted column's SHAPE can be set to any of four options – bar, line, area, or scatter – from its column menu (see Change a Column's Shape)

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Marks

  • COLOR
  • TOOLTIP (1+ columns)

Format Options

To begin editing a visualization's format options, select the visualization to open its editor panel view. Then click the paintbrush ( paint-brush.svg ) icon in the workbook sidebar, located on the left side of the workbook.

The following Format options are available for box and whisker charts:

Change a Column's Shape

Column's plotted on a combo chart's y-axis can take one of four shapes: bar, line, area, or scatter. Follow the steps below to change a column's shape.

  1. Select the visualization.
  2. In the editor panel, hover over the column, and click its caret (▼) icon.
    This will open the column's menu.
  3. Open the SHAPE submenu and choose a shape: Bar, Line, Area, or Scatter.
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Related Resources

Intro to Building Visualizations