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Determining What Chart Format to Use

The chart you want to use usually depends on the data you want to analyze. Once you place Request items in the Outliner, you select how you want to display and analyze this data by selecting a chart format.

supports 11 chart formats that graphically represent data, all of which can be viewed as 2-D or 3-D objects. Charts are also categorized by type, which is defined by how they plot values and labels along the X. Y. and Z Axes. Chart types include:

The following table lists the chart formats available in and explains how to place values and labels in the Outliner panes to generate the various chart types.

Chart Formats and Types 

Chart Format
Chart Type
X-Categories Pane
Y-Facts Pane
Z-Categories Pane
Vertical Bar
A
Labels
Values
Labels
Horizontal Bar
A
Labels
Values
Labels
Area
A
Labels
Values
Labels
Stacked with Numeric Categories
A
Labels
Values
Labels or Values
Vertical Stacked Bar
B
Labels
Labels
Values
Horizontal Stacked Bar
B
Labels
Labels
Values
Stacked Area
B
Labels
Labels
Values
Vertical Cluster Bar
C
Labels
Labels or Values
Labels or Values
Line
C
Labels
Labels or Values
Labels or Values
Bar-Line Combination
C
Labels
Label or Two Values
Label or Two Values
Pie
Not Applicable


Selecting a Chart Type


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