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Configure column chart

Configure column chart

Column charts displays data along two axes — the vertical axis or Y-axis and the X-axis or the horizontal axis. These charts are helpful in finding trends over time periods by using different colors to represent the collected data.  Stacked column charts  allow part-to-whole comparisons over time, or across other categories, whereas the  stacked percentage column chart  enables you to quickly check a specific percentage of the overall data. Configuring the column chart includes setting values for the x and y axes.

To configure a column chart

  1. Edit your application.
  2. Select the required page, then open the  page builder .
  3. Click the  Chart  option from the page elements menu on the left. A menu will slide in.
  4. Drag and drop a  column chart  from the column chart types available in the gallery. The  Chart Configuration  pane slides in from the right. 

  5. Select a  form  to represent its data on the chart.

    Note:  The   Form   dropdown lists all the forms in the application you are currently working on. To select a form from another application, click the  Change App  in blue in the footer of the form dropdown. Select another application and click  Done  to view all the forms in it.
  6. Select a  field  to map the category axis (x-axis).
  7. Enter a  label  for the x-axis.

  8. Choose a  value type  to be displayed on the y-axis.
    • Aggregate : Display the aggregate such as  Sum  or  Count  of the field. 

    • Actual : Display the actual value of the field.

  9. Enter a  label  for the y-axis.
  10. Evaluate for:
    • All Records : Evaluates for all the records in the form.

    • Selected Records : Evaluates for records based on the set criteria.
      • To set criteria: Click  Selected Records > Select Field > Select Operator > Enter a value  . Choose  AND  or  OR  to add criteria. 

  11. Click the  Preview  option at the top right of the  Chart Configuration  pane to view a preview of the configured chart.
  12. Close the preview window and make further edits to the chart or click  Done  to confirm submission.

To configure a stacked column chart and Stacked percentage column chart

  1. Repeat steps 1-7 as above.
  2. After  Step 7  in the simple column chart configuration, choose a  Stack by   field from the drop down. This field defines the values based on which each bar of the column chart will be broken into.
  3. Continue configuring from  Step 8  .

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