Chart View

The Chart View

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Written by Jamiu Ozigi
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The Chart View

Charts are useful for analysis and critical decision-making. Charts, facts, and performance are crucial for decision-making rather than assumptions, which can be risky.

With Quabbly, the process of making charts is made even easier. Since there are different types of charts, a user would constantly need to choose between these charts.

This view presents a graphical representation of data contained in a board. Quabbly Charts offers its user: a bar chart, a pie chart, and a component bar chart, to help you make those bold and concise moves.

💡 Note: To access the Chart view, at least one field on the Board must contain a number field type. However, you can make use of the count function if there's 

Creating and Viewing Charts

To create a chart view, move your cursor to the "View" bar and click on the dropdown view button to expose different options. Select "Chart View" from the list of options.

This directs to a page where you initiate certain settings for the Chart view. This includes

1. Chart Description: This is a name or title you assign for a specific chart.

2. Chart Type: The Chart view comes with several chart types that allow you to interpret data in different forms on your board. On the board, you get to see charts like

  • Column Chart: this is a form of Chart visualization that shows each category with respect to a value represented by a rectangle.

  • Stacked column chart: Data visualizations for one or more categories are stacked on each other for the part to whole comparisons for fields.

  • Grouped Column Chart: Grouped column chart, is a type of bar graph you can use used to represent and compare different categories as fields into separate groups.

  • Line Graph: Line charts allows keep track of changes over time with your data. it works well with the date field being on an x-axis and your data points on the Y-axis (either as a count or sum).

  • Pie Chart: this form of the chart comes in form of a circle with different divisions that represent a portion of a whole. What a pie chart does is sum up all the values and represent them in percentages or fractions. Here you can compare the relative proportions of data sets constituent subsets.

3. X-axis: The x-axis is the horizontal pane of any Column, Stacked column, Grouped or Line graph which is usually represented as categories or fields (like date, short text, dropdown, checkbox).

4. Y-axis: The Y-axis is the vertical pane of any Column, Stacked column, Grouped, or Line graph, which can work with number, money, formula, and distance fields.

5. Date Filter: The date filter allows you to represent data on any chart type based on a specific timeline. Selecting this field shows different timeframes based on previous and current for a month, week, and day.

6. Filter function value: This allows you to pick a specific value you want the Chart function to operate on and display on Chart.

Once you are done addressing all the fields in the Chart setting, do click the "submit" button to deploy the Chart. The Chart gets created and you see a good representation of your data.

You can hover over each aspect of the Chart to see more specific details like values and other properties.

Pinning Charts to Dashboards

Unfortunately, there's no way you can save directly your calculations or charts on the view. Once you switch views (let's say back to Table views), the chart created get dispersed.

However, the use of a Pin Chart allows you to save the Charts directly to your dashboard.

To pin a Chart, simply move your cursor to the "Pin" button. Click on the button to display a pop-up page for "Pin Chart To Dashboard".

Tap on the field to select a pre-created dashboard you wish to pin a chart to. You can click here to understand how to create a dashboard on your account {link to Dashboard}.

Get Charts in Print Format

While you can pin charts to any of your dashboards, you can also decide to print out any of them.

If you work in a business facility, you find it useful as you can generate insightful reports and submit them for fact-checking. Printing or downloading Charts is simple, just hover your mouse cursor to a 3 horizontal symbol beside the chart.

Click on it and select "Print Chart" from the options available. You can tap on any other option to download in any format you desire.

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