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rgvavihs
Specialist
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Where and when to use which type of charts

Bar Chart:

Comparisons for similar measurements

Actual vs. Budget  _> money to money, qty to qty

Amount over time-->   time to time

Top N   category values (e.g. sales reps)

Line Charts

Measurement to follow its movements

Comparisons among items

Performance Trends--->   Amount movements over time

Compare 2 dimensions-->   Annual Comparisons over months

Combo Chart

Comparisons for multi-measurements

Two measures  ---> Currency amount and quantity

                             ---->Amount and percentage

Two axis---->Left-axis and right axis for measurements

Two or more axis ---->  Split axis horizontally

Radar Chart

Comparisons of high level groups

One or Two measurements--->   Sales and Profit

(Avoid a dimension with many values)

Gauge Charts

Ratio of measurements

Percentages   Margin, Quota Achieved, YTD vs. Last YTD

(Avoid actual amounts)

Scatter Chart

Measurements act as dimensions (3D chart)

3D measurement chart   Amounts, quantity and # of customers

Map chart   Sales on geographical map

Grid Chart

2 or 3 dimensions with a measurement

Multi-cross dim measures  Amount over region and product

over time

Pie Chart

Visual distribution measurements

What contributes how to the whole   Regional Sales

Yes / No analysis

Block Chart

One dimension with multiple measurements

KPI Overview  Cycle group dimension with Sales, Qty, Margin

Sort in any columns (No grouping)

Pivot Table

Multi-dimensions with one or more measurements

Grouping of dimensions  Product sales by item

Dimension across table  Annual sales by months

  Variance calculation using before( )

No repetition of the same values (grouped)

No end-user sort by double-click

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francoiscave
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Not applicable

s ur right

francoiscave
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krishnacbe
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Partner

Good Post

amit_saini
Master III
Master III

Hi,

Also check this attachment.

Thanks,
AS

rgvavihs
Specialist
Specialist
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thank you amit.saini

amit_saini
Master III
Master III

Your Welcome

francoiscave
Partner
Partner

Hi rgv,

Please close this thread by making appropriate answer if you are satisfied...

François