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Update Radar Chart

Luminary
Luminary

Update Radar Chart

Qlik Sense radar charts are in need of updating to make them usable. The standard D3 charts have labels on the outside of the chart. The Qlik ones are currently inside the chart, making the labels look busy.

Request is for the labels to sit outside of the chart.

Second request if for the colours to be from the same palette as the rest of Qlik Sense. Currently they appear to have a very odd (dark) set of colours.

 

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We use Radar charts in two of our Smarter.BI apps, Smarter.WFM for showing skills by employee and our #CyberHygiene app that shows cyber score by type.  Both charts would be great if Radar charts could be improved.

 

See example:

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4 Comments
Partner
Partner

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Good points. Also, when you haven't used a calculated range and have a data value which falls outside of the static range - producing a squiggle like the above... would be great to have a message stating that values fall outside the range (like some other Qlik Sense charts do).

Luminary
Luminary

Another simple improvement would be to have the option to make the chart a Star Chart by simply applying a percentage value for the centre of the star eg 20%

What a star chart would do is to add a point between each measure with the score of the percentage above. You then end up with a chart that looks like a Starfish... it can actually looks less busy than a pure radar chart.

Clearly you can create this already, but it would be great to have the functionality inbuilt and offered as a feature, and not a trick.

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Luminary
Luminary
Agree 100%. And configuration options should be in the exploration menu to allow user customization. We used a bespoke radar chart extension in my last job - it took the web developer about 3 months to build - admittedly he started with no Qlik experience - but the end result was superb. It was really feature rich. And the charts could spin in both directions on mouse action. I can introduce you to him for some ideation if you like 😉
Employee
Employee

Thank you for your feedback on ways to improve our product. While this is something we understand would be useful, it's not on the short-term roadmap. Please continue to show your support for this idea.

Please note that the Radar chart is still open source:

https://github.com/qlik-oss/D3ImprovedRadarChart

Feel free to fork and suggest pull requests for improvements and bug fixes. Changes will be moderated and reviewed before inclusion in future bundle versions. Please note that emphasis is on backward compatibility, i.e. breaking changes will most likely not be approved.

Thanks,

Patric

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