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Visual tricks with Charts

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May 14, 2017 10:17:41 AM

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May 14, 2017 10:17:41 AM


Hi, everyone!

Today I want to share with you with some tricks which you may use to improve your projects/dashboards from visual side.

The main idea of this post is using a function RangeSum() to achieve a different results which can be used to define a colors in your charts.

In the attached file you will find a four charts with different results of the same thing:

The first one gives an answer for the question "Is the next bar is bigger than previous or not?"

The second shows a dynamic and mark plot values with symbols ▲/▼ (alt+30, alt+31).

The third shows a number of bars that bigger than average among all values.

And the last one tells a user how good or bad a business are going. It accumulate a difference between adjacent bars and at the end we can see a total difference. If it's uder the zero the plot area will be red, else - green.

Also, you can be interested with the 2nd chart because it's a combined of two similar charts, but with the different visualization.

Note: often use of function rangesum() may reduce a performance of your project! Don't get carried away 😃

Also you can find how to use a refference lines.

I will be pleased if this material will help you even a little!

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