Visualizations → Line

About a Line visualization

A line visualization displays information as a series of data points, or markers, connected by straight line segments plotted on an x-axis and y-axis. Line charts are typically used to show changes over time. In addition, you can generate multiple forecasts and detect anomalies in time series data using predefined machine learning models.

A line visualization is ideal for displaying both nominal or ordinal data as a chart. Nominal data is categorical. The categories are arbitrary labels without numerical significance that function to describe calculated values. Ordinal data has a natural sequence where the distinct (and often numerical) order functions to categorize the calculated values.

With three possible dimensions, a line visualization offers a dashboard developer the ability to create an insight that groups one or more aggregated or calculated values by one or more attributes. The result is a line chart on a dashboard tab that shows:

  • a grouping dimension as the labels along the x-axis (horizontal axis)
  • a coloring dimension as line colors
  • a measure as the increments along the y-axis (vertical axis)

The distinction between a line visualization and a line insight is that an insight is an instance of the visualization. As an instance, a line insight has unique configurations that a dashboard developer determines for displaying a line chart on a dashboard tab. Insight configurations affect the available user interactions for a dashboard consumer such as the ability to drill down into a grouping dimension and/or coloring dimension.

Configurations for a line insight

A dashboard developer first selects a line visualization for an insight in the Analyzer. Using the Analyzer, a dashboard developer configures pill properties, filter properties, and insight settings. Insight settings and pill properties determine not only how the line chart appears as an insight in a dashboard tab, but also how a dashboard consumer can interact with the line chart.

The visualization selection in the Insight panel of the Analyzer determines the available trays. From the Data panel, a dashboard developer adds a column or a formula to a tray. A column or a formula in a tray is a Pill.

Each pill has configurable properties. The parent tray determines the available properties of a pill.

The available trays for a line insight within the insight panel are:

Note

A line insight requires at least one measure pill and one grouping dimension pill. Using a measure pill only without a grouping dimension results in an insight with one point that represents the result of the aggregated function for this measure, by default, the sum of this measure.

Grouping Dimension

From the Data panel, you can add several columns or formulas to the Grouping Dimension tray. The line insight plots the first pill in the Grouping Dimension tray.

Each pill in the Grouping Dimension tray is a filterable column for the insight. The pill ordering in the grouping dimension tray defines the following:

  • the first pill is the initial grouping dimension
  • the other pills define an order of user interactions that allow a dashboard consumer to drill down into the next grouping and/or coloring dimension and in doing so, also create one or more dashboard runtime filters

Coloring Dimension

The Coloring Dimension tray is only available when there is only one measure pill, otherwise, it is disabled.

From the Data panel, you can add a column or a formula to the Coloring Dimension tray. A coloring dimension is a third dimension that colors the lines in the chart. Each pill in the Coloring Dimension tray is a filterable column for the insight.

A defined coloring dimension introduces a Filter by menu as a user interaction for the line chart. With the Filter by menu, a dashboard consumer selects to filter the dashboard by:

  • a grouping and a coloring dimension
  • a grouping dimension
  • a coloring dimension

The pill ordering in the coloring dimension tray defines the following:

  • the first pill is the initial coloring dimension
  • the other pills define an order of user interactions that allow a dashboard consumer to drill down into the next grouping and/or coloring dimension and in doing so, also create one or more dashboard runtime filters
note

A line visualization with one or more coloring dimensions does not support the definition of the Aggregate Filter.

note

A line visualization with one or more measures does not support the definition of the Coloring Dimension.

Measure

To create an aggregation or calculation, you can add a column or a formula from the Data panel to the Measure tray.

A line insight shows the increments for the measure pill on the y-axis. A line insight with two or more measure pills does not support the definition of a coloring dimension.

You can select the measure pill to open the Properties panel. In the Properties panel, you can configure various properties such as the Aggregation and Format properties.

Individual Filter

To filter individual rows for the line insight, define an individual filter for the insight. You can add a column or a formula to the Individual Filter tray from the Data panel.

You can select the individual filter pill to open the Filter panel. Using the Filter panel, you can specify the filter operator, one or more filter values, or the filter expression itself with the Formula Builder. You can also disable the individual filter.

To learn more about filter expressions for an individual filter, review Concepts → Individual Filter.

Aggregate Filter

You can define a filter expression that contains an aggregation or calculation using the Aggregate Filter tray.

Note

The Aggregate Filter tray is not available for a line insight with one or more coloring dimension pills.

To create a filter expression, add a column or a formula to the Aggregate Filter tray from the Data panel. You can select the aggregate filter pill to open the Filter panel.

Using the Filter panel, you can specify the aggregation, the filter operator, one or more filter values, or the filter expression itself with the Formula Builder. You can also disable the aggregate filter.

To learn more about filter expressions for an aggregate filter, review Concepts → Aggregate Filter.

Machine Learning

In the Data panel, expand Add Machine Learning, and then drag and drop Time Series Forecasting and Anomaly Detection to the Machine Learning tray. The Machine Learning tray requires the following:

  • A Grouping Dimension pill of type Date or Timestamp
  • At least one Measure pill
  • Maximum 5 categories within a Coloring Dimension pill.

The Time Series Forecasting models include Auto Arima, FB Prophet (Facebook Prophet), and Exponential Smoothing. Select Run ML Models (flower icon) in the Analyzer’s Action bar or on the Dashboard to run the machine learning models, and then view the summary.

Pill properties

The parent tray determines the available properties of a pill. There are various possible configurations for each pill type:

You can edit the properties of a grouping dimension, coloring dimension, or a measure pill with the Properties panel for a line insight.

In order to create a filter expression, you can edit the properties of an individual filter or aggregate filter pill with the Filter panel.

In the case of the Filter property of a measure pill, you can open the Filter panel from the Properties panel in order to create the filter expression.

To open the Properties panel or Filter panel, select the pill arrow.

Grouping dimension pill properties

Here are the properties of a pill in the grouping dimension tray in a line insight:

PropertyControlDescription
Column fully qualified namelabelThe fully qualified name of the selected column. This property is available only when you edit the properties of a column in the tray. Select the information icon (the letter i in a circle) to preview the column function (dimension, key, or measure) and samples of the column data. You can also use the Copy Column Name option (two paper sheets icon) to copy the column’s fully qualified name.
Formulatext boxSelect to invoke the Formula Builder and create the formula expression. This property is available only when you edit the properties of a formula added to the tray.
Data → Column Labeltext boxEnter the label for the grouping dimension
Data → Date Partdrop down listWhen the selected column is a date or timestamp, select the part of the date used. The options are: Full (default) Year Quarter Month Day
Data → HierarchytoggleThis option is available only for columns from objects with data hierarchy (physical schema objects with a self-join relationship). Enable this property to specify the level of data in the hierarchy that you want to include in the insight for the respective column.
Hierarchy → Leveltext boxEnable Hierarchy to configure this property. Enter a numeric value that represents the level of data you want to include in the insight. Leave blank or enter -1 to include all levels.
Data → Sort Bydrag and dropDrag and drop the column or formula to sort the grouping dimension by
Format → Date Formatdrop down listSelect the format of the formula or date column. This option is available only when you edit the pill properties for a date column or a formula.
Format → Date Masktext boxEnter a customized date format or select a predefined one to appear in this text box
Format → Plot BandslinkSelect + Add Plot Band to highlight certain areas in the Line chart, usually specific thresholds designating whether the data falls under these boundaries or not.
Plot Band → Starttext boxEnter the numeric start position of the plot band
Plot Band → Stoptext boxEnter the numeric stop position of the plot band
Plot Band → Labeltext boxEnter a label for the plot band
Plot Band → Background ColorselectSelect the background color of the plot band
Drill Down → DashboardslinkSelect + Add Dashboard Tab to select a dashboard tab to drill down to when the user selects a grouping dimension value in the insight
Add Dashboard Tab → Include Runtime FilterstoggleEnable this property to pass a filter from one dashboard to another
Add Dashboard Tab → Search Dashboardtext boxEnter a search string to filter the dashboard tree. From the results, select a dashboard tab to drill down to.

Coloring dimension pill properties

The parent tray determines the available properties of a pill. Select the arrow to the right of the pill name to open the Properties panel and configure the related properties.

Here are the properties for a pill in the coloring dimension tray in a line insight:

PropertyControlDescription
Column fully qualified namelabelThe fully qualified name of the selected column. This property is available only when you edit the properties of a column in the tray. Select the information icon (the letter i in a circle) to preview the column function (dimension, key, or measure) and samples of the column data. You can also use the Copy Column Name option (two paper sheets icon) to copy the column’s fully qualified name.
Formulatext boxSelect to invoke the Formula Builder and create the formula expression. This property is available only when you edit the properties of a formula added to the tray.
Data → Column Labeltext boxEnter the label for the coloring dimension column or formula pill
Data → Date Partdrop down listWhen the selected column is a date or timestamp, select the part of the date used. The options are: Full (default) Year Quarter Month Day
Data → HierarchytoggleThis option is available only for columns from objects with data hierarchy (physical schema objects with a self-join relationship). Enable this property to specify the level of data in the hierarchy that you want to include in the insight for the respective column.
Hierarchy → Leveltext boxEnable Hierarchy to configure this property. Enter a numeric value that represents the level of data you want to include in the insight. Leave blank or enter -1 to include all levels.
Data → Sort Bydrag and dropDrag and drop the column or formula to sort the coloring dimension by
Format → Format Color PalettetoggleEnable this property to display the color palette, which allows you to change the color of a category

Measure Pill Properties

The parent tray determines the available properties of a pill. Select the arrow to the right of the pill name to open the Properties panel and configure the related properties.

Here are the properties for a pill in the measure tray in a line insight:

PropertyControlDescription
Column fully qualified namelabelThe fully qualified name of the selected column. This property is available only when you edit the properties of a column in the Measure tray. Select the information icon (the letter i in a circle) to preview the column function (dimension, key, or measure) and samples of the column data. You can also use the Copy Column Name option (two paper sheets icon) to copy the column’s fully qualified name.
Formulatext boxSelect to invoke the Formula Builder and create the formula expression. This property is available only when you edit the properties of a formula added to the tray.
Data → Column Labeltext boxEnter the label for the measure pill. If only one pill is available in the Measure tray, the label will be the y-axis title.
Data → Date Partdrop down listWhen the selected column is a date or timestamp, select the part of the date used. The options are:
    •  Full (default)
    •  Year
    •  Quarter
    •  Month
    •  Day
Data → Aggregationdrop down listSelect the aggregation option for the measure values. The options are:
    •  Average
    •  Count
    •  Distinct
    •  Median
    •  Min
    •  Max
    •  Sum
    •  None
Data → Scaledrop down listSelect the chart scale. The options are:
    •  None
    •  Percent (%)
    •  Thousands (K)
    •  Millions (M)
The default is None.
Data → Running TotaltoggleEnable this property to display the measure values as a running total
Data → Filterdrag and dropDrag and drop a column or formula to filter the measure
Format → Number Formatdrop down listSelect the format of the measure:
    •  No Format
    •  Decimal
    •  Rounded
    •  Dollar
    •  Dollar Rounded
    •  Euro
    •  Euro Rounded
    •  Yen
    •  Yen Rounded
    •  Percent
    •  Percent Rounded
Format → Decimal Placestext boxEnter the number of decimal places to display for the measure value.
Format → Thousands SeparatortoggleThis property appears for all Format options, except No Format. Enable this property to include a comma separator for values of 1000 or greater.
Format → PercentagetoggleEnable this property to show the percentage value for the measure of the line
Format → Prefixtext boxEnter value to add a prefix and create a custom format. The value of the prefix field cannot contain single quotes.
Format → Suffixtext boxEnter value to add a suffix and create a custom format. The value of the suffix field cannot contain single quotes.
Format → Abbreviate on HovertoggleEnable this property to abbreviate the measure value upon hover.
Format → ColorselectSelect a color for the measure value.
Format → Plot BandslinkSelect + Add Plot Band to highlight certain areas in the Bar chart, usually specific thresholds designating whether the data falls under these boundaries or not.
Plot Band → Starttext boxEnter the numeric start position of the plot band
Plot Band → Stoptext boxEnter the numeric stop position of the plot band
Plot Band → Labeltext boxEnter a label for the plot band
Plot Band → BackgroundselectSelect the background color of the plot band
DrillDown → DashboardslinkSelect + 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 FilterstoggleEnable this property to pass a filter from one dashboard to another
Add Dashboard → Search Dashboardtext boxEnter a search string to filter the dashboard tree. From the results, select a dashboard tab to drill down to.
Advanced → Base Fielddrag and dropDrag and drop the column to join two tables that are not directly joined. See the Base Table Concept for more detail.
Advanced → Query PlanbuttonSelect this property to reveal the direct data map path that the Incorta Analytics Service uses to retrieve or calculate the measure

Individual Filter Properties

To filter individual rows for the line insight, define an individual filter. You can add a column or a formula to the Individual Filter tray from the Data panel.

Individual filter properties for a filter expression with a column as a pill

Here are the properties for a filter expression with a column as a pill in the Individual Filter tray for a line insight:

PropertyControlDescription
Column fully qualified namelabelThe fully qualified name of the selected column. Select the information icon (the letter i in a circle) to preview the column function (dimension, key, or measure) and samples of the column data. You can also use the Copy Column Name option (two paper sheets icon) to copy the column’s fully qualified name.
Data → Column Labeltext boxEnter the label for the individual filter pill
Date Partdrop down listWhen the filter column is a date or timestamp, select the part of the date used. The options are:
    •  Full (default)
    •  Year
    •  Quarter
    •  Month
    •  Day
Operatordrop down listSelect the operator to use in the filter criteria
Valuesmulti-selectSelect the value(s) to evaluate the insight against, if required. Some operators do not require a value to evaluate against, such as Null and True,and some require more than one value, such as Between. If applicable, 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 +.
Advanced → Disable FiltertoggleEnable this property to disable the filter. Disabled filters are deleted when you save the insight.
Individual filter properties for a filter expression with a formula as a pill

Here are the properties for a filter expression with a formula as a pill in the Individual Filter tray for a line insight:

PropertyControlDescription
Formula labellabelThe formula pill label
Data → Column labeltext boxEnter the label for the individual filter formula pill
Formula → DynamictoggleEnable this property to select a filter expression session variable as a value
Formulatext boxDisable Dynamic to configure this property. Enter the formula in the Formula Builder to create the filter expression.
Operatordrop down listSelect the operator to use in the filter criteria
Valuesmulti-selectSelect the value(s) to evaluate the insight against, if required. Some operators do not require a value to evaluate against, such as Null and True and some require more than one value, such as Between. In the case that you enable Dynamic, select a filter expression session variable. If applicable, 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 +.
Advanced → Disable FiltertoggleEnable this property to disable the filter. Disabled filters are deleted when you save the insight.

Aggregate filter properties for a filter expression

You can define a filter expression that contains an aggregation or calculation using the Aggregate Filter tray.

Note

The Aggregate Filter tray is not available for a line insight with one or more coloring dimension pills.

Aggregate filter properties for a filter expression with a column as a pill

Here are the properties of a filter expression for a column as a pill in the Aggregate Filter tray for a line insight:

PropertyControlDescription
Column fully qualified namelabelThe fully qualified name of the selected column. Select the information icon (the letter i in a circle) to preview the column function (dimension, key, or measure) and samples of the column data. You can also use the Copy Column Name option (two paper sheets icon) to copy the column’s fully qualified name.
Data → Column Labeltext boxEnter the name of the aggregate filter pill
Date Partdrop down listWhen the filter column is a date or timestamp, select the part of the date used. The options are:
    •  Full (default)
    •  Year
    •  Quarter
    •  Month
    •  Day
Aggregationdrop down listSelect the aggregation function to use in the filter. The available aggregation functions are:
    •  Average
    •  Count
    •  Distinct
    •  Median
    •  Min
    •  Max
    •  Sum
Non Available aggregations vary according to the column data type.
Operatordrop down listSelect the operator to use in the filter expression
Valuestext boxEnter one or more values to use in the filter expression
Advanced → Disable FiltertoggleEnable this property to disable the filter. Disabled filters are deleted when you save the insight.
Aggregate filter properties for a filter expression with a formula as a pill

Here are the properties of a filter expression for a formula as a pill in the Aggregate Filter tray for a line insight:

PropertyControlDescription
Data → Column Labeltext boxEnter the label of the aggregate filter formula pill
Formulatext boxEnter the formula in the Formula Builder to create the filter expression
Advanced → Disable FiltertoggleEnable this property to disable the filter. Disabled filters are deleted when you save the insight.

You can define a filter expression that contains an aggregation or calculation using the Aggregate Filter tray.

Note

The Aggregate Filter tray is not available for a line insight with one or more coloring dimension pills.

Machine Learning pill properties

The parent tray determines the available properties of a pill. Select the arrow to the right of the pill name to open the Properties panel and configure the related properties.

Machine Learning properties for Time Series Forecasting as a pill

Here are the properties for Time Series Forecasting as a pill in the Machine Learning tray for a line insight:

PropertyControlDescription
Data → Column Labeltext boxEnter the label for the machine learning pill
Model Setting → Measuredrop down listSelect the measure to use for forecasting data
Model Setting → Modeldrop down listSelect the machine learning model type. The options are: Auto Arima FB Prophet Exponential Smoothing
Model Setting → Forecast Data Pointsspin boxEnter the number of forecast data points. The default value is 10.
Model Setting → Intervalspin box and drop down listSelect the interval of the time series frequencies and enter the value in the spin box. The options are:
    •  Auto (this option disables the spin box)
    •  Day
    •  Week
    •  Month
    •  Year
    •  Custom
Model Setting → Interval → Customdrop down listThe Custom option enables you to select your offset from the list of supported offset aliases. For example, BM stands for business month end frequency, To learn more about offset aliases for time series frequencies, refer to Offset Aliases.
Model Setting → Forecast Line Styledrop down listSelect the line style. The options are: dashed dotted solid
Model Setting → Forecast Line Colorcolor boxSelect the line color from the color palette. You can also add a custom color using a HEX code.
Model Setting → Disable modeltoggleEnable this property if you want to disable the Time Series Forecasting model
Machine Learning properties for Anomaly Detection as a pill

Here are the properties for Anomaly Detection as a pill in the Machine Learning tray for a line insight:

PropertyControlDescription
Data → Column Labeltext boxEnter the label for the machine learning pill
Model Setting → Measuredrop down listSelect the measure to use for anomaly detection
Model Setting → Anomaly Points Colorcolor boxSelect the anomaly points color from the color palette. You can also add a custom color using a HEX code.
Model Setting → Disable modeltoggleEnable this property if you want to disable the Anomaly Detection model

Settings panel

With the Settings panel, you can configure additional properties for the line insight. To open the Setting panel, in the Analyzer, select Settings (gear icon) in the Action bar.

PropertyControlDescription
General → Max Rows Limittext boxEnter 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 → LogarithmictoggleEnable this property to display the x-axis on a logarithmic scale
General → Auto RefreshtoggleEnable this property to automatically refresh the insight preview while editing it in the Analyzer. A tenant configuration in the CMC Clusters Manager can globally enable or disable this feature at the tenant level.
General → Data SamplingtoggleEnabled by default. This property allows using only a sample of the insight query result set, rather than the whole query result set, when creating the insight. Disable it to use the whole query data list, which may impact the insight rendering time.
Layout → Rotationdrop down listSelect an angle to rotate the x-axis labels. The options are:
    •  Default
    •  -45
    •  -90
    •  45
    •  90
Layout → LegendtoggleEnable this property to display a chart legend. The chart legend displays the values of the first pill in the Coloring Dimension tray, if any. Otherwise, the legend shows the labels of the measure tray pill(s).
Layout → Legend Positiondrop down listSelect a position for the chart legend: Auto Top Left Bottom Right Default value is Auto.
Layout → ValuestoggleEnable this property to display measure values on the chart
Layout → Hide Zero ValuestoggleEnable this property to hide zero values from the plotted area
Layout → Connect ValuestoggleEnable Hide Zero Values property to configure this setting. Enable this property to connect the points of the values that have zero values in between so that the area insight does not appear scattered.
Layout → X-Axis LabelstoggleEnable this property to display x-axis labels (i.e. values of the first grouping dimension pill)
Layout → X-Axis TitletoggleEnable this property to display an x-axis title (i.e. the label of the first grouping dimension pill)
Layout → Y-Axis LabelstoggleEnable this property to display y-axis labels (values in the y-axis)
Layout → Y-Axis TitletoggleThis property is available when only one pill exists in the Measure tray. Enable this property to display the y-axis title (i.e. the label of the measure pill).
Layout → Y-Axis Mintext boxEnter a minimum numerical value for the y-axis
Layout → Y-Axis Maxtext boxEnter a maximum numerical value for the y-axis
Machine Learning → Auto-run ML ModelstoggleThis property is enabled by default to automatically run the defined Machine Learning models.If you disable Auto-run ML Models, select Run ML Models (flower icon) in the Analyzer’s Action bar or on the Dashboard to run the machine learning models, and then view the summary.
Machine Learning → View ForecasttoggleThis property is enabled by default. You can disable it to hide the Forecast results.
Machine Learning → Forecast Data Pointsspin boxEnter the number of data points in the spin box. The default value is 10.
Advanced → Max Groupstext boxSet the maximum number of groups that cannot be exceeded in the insight
Advanced → Join Measuresdrop down listSelect Yes to calculate the group-by function across joined tables

User Interactions for a line Insight

As a dashboard consumer, you can interact with a line insight on a dashboard tab. Some interactions will affect only the line chart. Other interactions will affect both the line chart and the dashboard. The creation of one or more dashboard runtime filters is an example of a user interaction that affects all applicable insights on all tabs of a dashboard.

note

Some user interactions require specific configurations by a dashboard developer and therefore may not be available

Here are the possible types of user interactions for a line insight:

  • Select a legend label to hide (and then select again to show) the related line
  • Select a point on a line to drill down into a grouping dimension and in doing so, create a dashboard runtime filter
  • Select a point on a line to open the Filter by menu and select an option to drill down into a grouping dimension and/or coloring dimension and in doing so, create a dashboard runtime filter
  • Select a point on a line to open the Go to menu, and then select a dashboard tab to navigate to (requires a dashboard drill down configuration for a grouping dimension pill)
  • Hover over the line insight, and then select Run ML Models (flower icon) to run the machine learning models, and then view the summary.
Note

A dashboard runtime filter affects all applicable insights on all tabs of a dashboard. A dashboard runtime filter appears as a filter bar pill and displays the filter expression.

More Options menu for an line insight

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) enforces access to certain features and functionality. With Discretionary Access Control (DAC), a user who owns the dashboard can control the access to the dashboard. Access rights include the ability to view, share, and edit the dashboard. Together, RBAC and DAC affect the available selections in both the Action bar and the More Options menu for an insight.

For more information about RBAC and DAC, review Tools → Security Manager.

In addition, certain tenant configurations by a Cluster Management Console (CMC) Administrator affect the available selections in the More Options menu for an insight.

Download the Line Insight

  • Select More Options (⋮ vertical ellipsis icon) for the Line insight.
  • Select Download as.
  • Select the download file format:
    • PNG
    • JPEG
    • PDF
    • SVG
  • Select Download

View as Table

The View as Table is an Incorta Labs feature and a tenant configuration. A CMC Administrator must enable the feature.

To view a line insight as a Listing Table or Aggregated Table, follow these steps:

  • For the line insight, select More Options (⋮ vertical ellipsis icon).
  • Select the table type:
    • Select View as Regular Table to view the insight as a listing table.
    • Select View as Aggregated Table to view the insight as an aggregated table.

For a Listing Table or Aggregated Table, you can:

Set Alert

You can set an alert that identifies specific changes to a line insight by defining a filter expression for a measure filter, individual filter, and/or aggregate filter in an aggregated table or a listing table.

  • For the line insight, select More Options (⋮ vertical ellipsis icon).
  • Select Set Alert. The Analyzer opens with an aggregated table insight that has the Grouping dimension pills and the measure pills from the line insight. Refer to the Scheduler document for additional information on Data Alerts.

Steps to create a Line insight

For an existing dashboard, to create an line 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 Manage Dataset.
  • 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.
  • In Charts, select the Line visualization.
  • From the Data panel, drag and drop various columns to various trays in the Insight panel:
    • Grouping Dimension
    • Coloring Dimension
    • Measure
    • Individual Filter
    • Aggregate Filter
  • Configure the pill properties using the Properties panel or Filter panel.
  • Configure various insight properties using the Settings panel.

Example of a line insight

In this example, you will create a line insight that shows revenue per product category over years. The example uses the SALES schema that comes with the Sample Data.

Note

In the CMC, you can create a tenant that includes Sample Data. The Sample Data includes the SALES schema.

Create a Line chart that shows the revenue by year.

Add an insight

  • In the Action line, select +.
  • In the Data panel, select Manage Dataset.
  • 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 Line.
  • From the Data panel, drag and drop Revenue to the Measure tray.
  • From the Data panel, drag and drop Year from the SALES table to the Grouping Dimension tray.
  • Select the arrow to the right of Revenue to open the Properties panel.
    • For Format, select Dollar.
    • Select + Add Average Line, and select Average Line for Average Line Type and Dash for Line Style.
  • Name the insight Total Revenue by Year.
  • Select Save.