Visualizations → Radial Bar

About a Radial Bar Visualization

A Radial Bar visualization is a Bar Chart plotted on a polar coordinate system, rather than on a Cartesian one. It is used to show comparisons among categories by using a circular shape. After selecting the visualization in the Analyzer, you can configure various properties for measures, dimensions, filters, and settings for the Radial Bar insight. Certain properties affect the types of interactions available to the Radial Bar insight on a dashboard tab.

Configurable Properties of a Radial Bar Insight in the Analyzer

The available trays for a Radial Bar insight within the Insight panel are:

  • Grouping Dimension: Add a column or formula to this tray to group the Radial Bar data.
  • Coloring Dimension: Add a column or formula to this tray to distinguish between dimension categories by color.
  • Measure: Add a column or formula to this tray to include it as a column in the Radial Bar Insight.
  • Individual Filter: Add a column or formula to this tray to filter unwanted results.
  • Aggregate Filter: Add a column or formula to this tray to filter the summarized results. This tray is available only when there is not a column or formula in the Coloring Dimension tray.

A column or formula in a tray is a Pill. Each pill has configurable properties. The parent tray determines the available properties of a pill. Select the arrow to the right of the pill name to view the Properties panel and set the pill properties.

Radial Bar Grouping Dimension Pill Properties

Here are the Radial Bar properties for the pills in the Grouping Dimension tray:

Property Control Description
Data → Column Label text box Enter the label for the grouping dimension
Data → Sort By drag and drop Drag and drop the column or formula to sort the bars by
Drill Down → Dashboards Drill down link Select + Add Dashboard to select a dashboard tab to drill down to when the user selects a grouping dimension value in the insight
Add Dashboard → Include Runtime Filters toggle Enable this property to pass a filter from one dashboard to another
Add Dashboard → Search Dashboard text box Enter a search string to filter the dashboard tree. From the results, select a dashboard tab to drill down to.

Radial Bar Coloring Dimension Pill Properties

Here are the Radial Bar properties for the pills in the Coloring Dimension tray:

Property Control Description
Data → Column Label text box Enter the label for the coloring dimension
Data → Sort By drag and drop Drag and drop the column or formula to sort the categories by
Format → Format Color Palette toggle Enable this property to display the color palette, which allows you to change the color of a category

Radial Bar Measure Pill Properties

Here are the Radial Bar properties for the pills in the Measure tray:

Property Control Description
Data → Column Label text box Enter the label for the measure
Data → Aggregation drop down list Select the aggregation option for the measure values. The options are:
  • Average
  • Count
  • Distinct
  • Median
  • Min
  • Max
  • Sum
  • Formula
Data → Scale drop down list Select the chart scale. The options are:
  • None
  • Percent (%)
  • Thousands (K)
  • Millions (M)
The default is None.
Data → Running Total toggle Enable this property to display the measure values as a running total
Data → Filter drag and drop Drag and drop a column or formula to filter the measure
Format select Select the format of the measure (e.g. Dollar Rounded)
Format → Decimal Places text box This property appears when you select Decimal, Dollar, Euro, Yen, or Percent as the Format. Enter the number of decimal places to display for the measure value.
Format → Thousands Separator toggle This property appears for all Format options, except No Format. Enable this property to include a comma separator for values of 1000 or greater.
Format → Abbreviate on Hover toggle Enable this property to abbreviate the measure value upon hover.
Format → Color select Select a color for the measure value.
Drill Down → Dashboards Drill down link Select + Add Dashboard to select a dashboard tab to drill down to when the user selects the measure value in the insight
Add Dashboard → Include Runtime Filters toggle Enable this property to pass a filter from one dashboard to another
Add Dashboard → Search Dashboard text box Enter a search string to filter the dashboard tree. From the results, select a dashboard tab to drill down to.
Advanced → Base Field drag and drop Drag and drop the column to join two tables that are not directly joined. See the Base Table Concept for more detail.
Advanced → Query Plan button Select this property to reveal the direct data map path that the Incorta Analytics Service uses to retrieve or calculate the measure

Radial Bar Individual Filter Properties

Here are the Radial Bar properties for the pills in the Individual Filter tray:

Property Control Description
Column Label text box Enter the fully qualified name of the filter
Date Part drop down list When the filter column is a date, select the part of the date used. The options are:
  • Full
  • Year
  • Quarter
  • Month
  • Day
Operator drop down list Select the operator to use in the filter criteria
Values multi-select Select the value(s) to filter the insight by. Enter a string in the search bar to filter the list of values. To add a value to the list, enter it in the text box below the list and select +.
Dynamic toggle When the individual filter is a formula, enable this property to select a filter expression session variable as a value
Formula text box Enable Dynamic to configure this property. Enter the formula in the Formula Builder to create the filter expression.
Disable Filter toggle Enable this property to disable the filter. The individual filter property configuration is retained for future use.

Radial Bar Aggregate Filter Properties

Here are the Radial Bar properties for the pills in the Aggregate Filter tray:

Property Control Description
Column Label text box Enter the fully qualified name of the filter
Date Part drop down list When the filter column is a date, select the part of the date to use. The options are:
  • Full
  • Year
  • Quarter
  • Month
  • Day
Aggregation drop down list When the aggregate filter is a non-formula column, select the aggregation type to use in the filter. The available aggregation types are:
  • Average
  • Count
  • Distinct
  • Median
  • Min
  • Max
  • Sum
  • Formula
Operator drop down list When the aggregate filter is a non-formula column, select the operator to use in value comparison to the measure value.
Values multi-select When the aggregate filter is a non-formula column, select the comparison value to use in the filter, or enter a new value to use in filter comparison.
Formula text box When the aggregate filter is a formula, enter the formula in the Formula Builder to create the filter expression
Disable Filter toggle Enable this property to disable the filter. The aggregate filter property configuration is retained for future use.

Radial Bar Insight Settings

Here are the Radial Bar properties for the Insight Settings that appear when you select Settings (gear icon) in the Action bar.

Property Control Description
General → Max Rows Limit text box Enter the maximum number of rows to include in the insight. A value lower than the number of table rows returned will restrict results. A value of 0 will include all rows.
General → Auto Refresh toggle Enable this property to automatically update the insight when the underlying data is updated
General → Join Measures drop down list Select Yes to calculate the group-by function across joined tables
Layout → Legend toggle Enable this property to display a chart legend
Layout → Values toggle Enable this property to display measure values
Layout → X-Axis Labels toggle Enable this property to display x-axis labels
Layout → X-Axis Title toggle Enable this property to display an x-axis title
Layout → Y-Axis Labels toggle Enable this property to display y-axis labels
Layout → Y-Axis Title toggle Enable this property to display an y-axis title
Advanced → Max Groups text box Set the maximum number of groups that cannot be exceeded in the insight
Warning

There is an impact to engine performance when you select Yes to enable the Join Measures property.

Create a Radial Bar Insight Visualization

For an existing dashboard, to create a Radial Bar insight for a given dashboard tab, follow these steps:

  • If not already open, open a dashboard.
  • To add a new insight to the dashboard, in the Action bar, select +.
  • If needed, in the Analyzer, in the Data panel, select Add Data Set.
  • In the Manage Data Sets panel, select one or more business schema views and/or one or more physical schema tables.
  • To close the Manage Data Sets panel, select X or any other area of the Analyzer.
  • In the Insight panel, select V. Under Charts, select Radial Bar.

Radial Bar Insight Example

Create a radial bar insight that shows the top 10 products by gross margin percent.

Add an insight

  • In the Action bar, select +.
  • In the Data panel, select Add Data Set.
  • In the Manage Data Sets panel, in Tables, select the SALES and date schemas.
  • Close the Manage Data Sets panel.
  • In the Insight panel, under Charts, select Radial Bar.
  • From the Data panel, drag and drop Add Formula to the Measure tray.
  • In the Formula Builder, enter the following:

    sum(SALES.SALES.AMOUNT_SOLD - SALES.SALES.COST_OF_GOODS) / sum(SALES.SALES.AMOUNT_SOLD)
  • Select Validate & Save.
  • Change the name of the formula to Gross Margin Percent.
  • From the Data panel, drag and drop Product to the Grouping Dimension tray.
  • From the Data panel, drag and drop Category to the Coloring Dimension tray.

Edit the pill properties

  • Select the arrow to the right of Gross Margin Percent to open the Properties panel.

    • For Aggregation, select Formula.
    • For Format, select Percent.
  • Select the arrow to the right of Product to open the Properties panel.
  • From the Data panel, drag and drop Add Formula to the Drag columns/formulas here tray in Sort By. The default is to sort Descending.

    • In the Formula Builder, enter the following:

      sum(SALES.SALES.AMOUNT_SOLD - SALES.SALES.COST_OF_GOODS) / sum(SALES.SALES.AMOUNT_SOLD)
  • Change the name of the formula to Gross Margin Percent.
  • Select Validate & Save.
  • Name the insight Top 10 Products by Gross Margin Percent.

Edit the insight settings

  • In the Action bar, select Settings (gear icon).
  • In the Settings menu, set Max Rows to 10.
  • In the Action bar, select Save.

Available User Interactions for a Radial Bar Insight on a Dashboard Tab

As a dashboard end user, there are several actions you can take to customize the Radial Bar insight to fit your specific needs.

Filter the Radial Bar Insight

Select a slice of the Radial Bar insight to see the filter menu. You can filter by the Measure, Coloring Dimension, or both.

Download the Radial Bar Insight

  • Select More Options (⋮ vertical ellipsis icon) for the Radial Bar insight.
  • Select Download.
  • Select the download file format:

    • PNG
    • JPEG
    • PDF
    • SVG

View the Radial Bar Insight as a Table

  • Select More Options (⋮ vertical ellipsis icon) for the Radial Bar insight.
  • Select View as Table, and select the table type:

    • Regular
    • Aggregated

Set an Alert when Data in the Radial Bar Insight Changes

  • Select More Options (⋮ vertical ellipsis icon) for the Radial Bar insight.
  • Select Set Alert. Refer to the Scheduler document for additional information on Data Alerts.