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Patric_Nordstrom
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My boss asked me recently how many charts Qlik Sense supports, which led me to thinking: What counts as a chart? Should I just count the number of charts in the asset panel and the visualization bundle? That’s easy: 29, but there are many more...

Data visualization experts love their charts and their names, many make living inventing new cool ones! Check out The Data Visualisation Catalogue and The Data Viz Project. You’ll see an almost overwhelming number of them: 

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Many are very similar, so what’s the point? Well, most charts have a specific purpose, so it does help to have different names to tell them apart.  

But what about Qlik Sense? Many charts have dual or multiple modes. For instance, the Pie chart is also the Donut chart and the Line chart can also be an Area chart. And of course, the Bar chart, which also could be a Stacked bar chart and so forth. These variants are often found in the property panel, and they’re easy to find. I list them as standard charts too, so now I have 34 35 (in my count, probably more depending on your definition of a chart type). 

 

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But how about the charts that require a few more settings? Like the Chord diagram (derived from the map chart) or the Candlestick (derived from the boxplot). When I choose to count those, I end up with 53 61 68, but I’m sure we can create more! 

 

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Here’s my list of standard charts, many of them featured in the “Visualization Showcase":

 

Chart 

Source 

From 

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Bar chart 

Standard 

Bar chart 

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Line chart 

Standard 

Line chart 

Patric_Nordstrom_4-1612278830146.png

Area chart 

Standard 

Line chart 

Patric_Nordstrom_5-1612278877717.png

Pie chart 

Standard 

Pie chart 

Patric_Nordstrom_6-1612278914167.png

Donut chart 

Standard 

Pie chart 

Patric_Nordstrom_7-1612278952269.png

KPI 

Standard 

KPI 

Patric_Nordstrom_8-1612278984913.png

Gauge 

Standard 

Gauge 

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Table 

Standard 

Table 

Patric_Nordstrom_10-1612279071445.png

Pivot table 

Standard 

Pivot table 

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Boxplot 

Standard 

Box plot 

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Distribution plot 

Standard 

Distribution plot 

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Histogram 

Standard 

Histogram 

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Mekko chart 

Standard 

Mekko chart 

Patric_Nordstrom_15-1612279271868.png

Combo chart 

Standard 

Combo chart 

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Map chart points 

Standard 

Map chart 

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Map chart pies 

Standard 

Map chart 

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Map chart areas 

Standard 

Map chart 

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Map chart lines 

Standard 

Map chart 

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Map chart heatmap 

Standard 

Map chart 

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Scatter plot 

Standard 

Scatter plot 

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Treemap 

Standard 

Treemap 

 
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Waterfall 

Standard 

Waterfall 

 
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Bullet chart 

Standard 

Bullet chart 

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Org chart 

Visualization bundle 

Org chart 

 
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Grid chart

Visualization bundle 

Grid chart

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Funnel chart 

Visualization bundle 

Funnel chart 

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Sankey chart 

Visualization bundle 

Sankey chart 

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Multi KPI 

Visualization bundle 

Multi KPI 

 Patric_Nordstrom_10-1612279071445.png

PL Pivot 

Visualization bundle 

PL Pivot 

 Patric_Nordstrom_0-1625485462030.png

Radar chart 

Visualization bundle 

Radar chart 

 

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Network chart 

Visualization bundle 

Network chart 

 Patric_Nordstrom_0-1612281849991.png

Variance waterfall 

Visualization bundle 

Variance waterfall 

 

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Wordcloud 

Visualization bundle 

Wordcloud 

 

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Heatmap 

Visualization bundle 

Heatmap 

 

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Trellising 

Visualization bundle 

Trellis container 

 

Below are the derived charts including links to instructions on building them: 

 

Name 

Source 

How to 

From 

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Butterfly chart 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 1 

Bar chart 

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Gantt chart 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 1 

Bar chart 

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Venn diagram 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 2 

Map chart 

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Control chart 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 2 

Line chart 

 

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Streamgraph 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Line chart 

 

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Parliament diagram 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

 

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Scatter with trackline 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

 

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Calendar chart 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

 

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Meteogram 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

 

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Bump chart 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 3 

Line chart 

 

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Slope graph 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 3 

Line chart 

 

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Timeline chart 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

 

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Range chart 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Line chart 

 

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Spiral plot 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

 

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Ridgeline chart 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Line chart 

 

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Chord chart 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

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QQ plot 

Derived Easy 

Blog: Terézia Blašková 

Combo chart 

 

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Coxcomb chart 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

 

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Candlestick chart 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 3 

Box plot 

 

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Acitivty gauge

Derived Medium

Viz tips 4

Map chart

 

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Violin plot

Derived Easy

Viz tips 4

Line chart

 

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Circle timeline

Derived Easy

Viz tips 4

Scatter plot

 

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Fish eye chart

Derived Medium

Viz tips 4

Mapchart

 

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Stacked Venn chart

Derived Medium

Viz tips 4

Mapchart

 

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Stacked butterfly

Derived Easy

Viz tips 4

Bar chart

 

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Kanban chart

Derived Easy

Viz tips 4

Table

 

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Dendogram

Derived Easy

Viz tips 5

Org chart

 

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Radial Dendogram

Derived Medium

Viz tips 5

Map chart

 

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Proportion plot

Derived Easy

Viz tips 5

Line chart

 

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Pictogram

Derived Easy

Viz tips 5

Text & Image

 

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Cluster chart

Dervide Easy

Viz tips 5

Scatter plot

 

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Time plan

Derived Easy

Viz tips 5

Table + Trellis

 

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Cartogram

Derived Easy

Viz tips 5

Map chart

 

The Qlik community is full of cool people like Terézia Blašková, who shared how to make a QQ plot with standard Qlik SenseHave you derived a chart in Qlik Sense? Please let us know, write about it and post a link in the comments! 

Oh, and of course I havent even begun to talk about all the chart types people made by building extensions to Qlik Sense, but that is a different story for another time. 

If you liked this and want to start make new charts in Sense, have a peak at my other posts: 

Similar tips but for Qlik GeoAnalytics if you are into maps and geo: 

Thanks,
Patric Nordström

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