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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: 28, 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 (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, 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 

Bar chart 

Standard 

Bar chart 

Line chart 

Standard 

Line chart 

Area chart 

Standard 

Line chart 

Pie chart 

Standard 

Pie chart 

Donut chart 

Standard 

Pie chart 

KPI 

Standard 

KPI 

Gauge 

Standard 

Gauge 

Table 

Standard 

Table 

Pivot table 

Standard 

Pivot table 

Boxplot 

Standard 

Box plot 

Distribution plot 

Standard 

Distribution plot 

Histogram 

Standard 

Histogram 

Mekko chart 

Standard 

Mekko chart 

Combo chart 

Standard 

Combo chart 

Map chart points 

Standard 

Map chart 

Map chart pies 

Standard 

Map chart 

Map chart areas 

Standard 

Map chart 

Map chart lines 

Standard 

Map chart 

Map chart heatmap 

Standard 

Map chart 

Scatter plot 

Standard 

Scatter plot 

Treemap 

Standard 

Treemap 

Waterfall 

Standard 

Waterfall 

Bullet chart 

Standard 

Bullet chart 

Org chart 

Visualization bundle 

Org chart 

Funnel chart 

Visualization bundle 

Funnel chart 

Sankey chart 

Visualization bundle 

Sankey chart 

Multi KPI 

Visualization bundle 

Multi KPI 

PL Pivot 

Visualization bundle 

PL Pivot 

Radar chart 

Visualization bundle 

Radar chart 

Network chart 

Visualization bundle 

Network chart 

Variance waterfall 

Visualization bundle 

Variance waterfall 

Wordcloud 

Visualization bundle 

Wordcloud 

Heatmap 

Visualization bundle 

Heatmap 

Trellising 

Visualization bundle 

Trellis container 

 

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

Name 

Source 

How to 

From 

Butterfly chart 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 1 

Bar chart 

Gantt chart 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 1 

Bar chart 

Venn diagram 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 2 

Map chart 

Control chart 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 2 

Line chart 

Streamgraph 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Line chart 

Parliament diagram 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

Scatter with trackline 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

Calendar chart 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

Meteogram 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

Bump chart 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 3 

Line chart 

Slope graph 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 3 

Line chart 

Timeline chart 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

Range chart 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Line chart 

Spiral plot 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

Ridgeline chart 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Line chart 

Chord chart 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

QQ plot 

Derived Easy 

Blog: Terézia Blašková 

Combo chart 

Coxcomb chart 

Derived Medium 

Viz tips 3 

Map chart 

Candlestick chart 

Derived Easy 

Viz tips 3 

Box plot 

 

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

2 Comments
Luminary
Luminary

Hi Patric,

great article 😀👌👍

especially many thanks for the link to the website The Data Visualisation Catalogue

I have just added this post to my favorites.

Thanks a lot

Martin

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Partner
Partner

Awesome, a great post to save. Thanks 

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