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  • Writer's pictureTracy Tran

Area Chart in DataInsider

Updated: Aug 23, 2021


Index  
1. What is an Area Chart?
2. When to use Area Chart?
3. Step By Step Guidance with DataInsider

WHAT IS A STACKED AREA CHART?


An Area chart combines the line charts (or bar charts) to displays how multiple groups’ numeric values change over the progression of the other variables. The difference between an area chart and a line chart is area chart has the shading between lines and a baseline.







WHEN TO USE AREA CHART?


In those following cases, a stacked area is recommended :

  • Breaking down values of the total value by groups

  • Comparison between groups

  • Total value is added up by groups' values.


STEP BY STEP GUIDANCE WITH DataInsider :


Desired chart: An area chart that summarizes Total Order Count shows how each Order Status contributes to the total count of products.


Step 1. Drag Year to X-Axis -

Step 2. Drag Order Count to Y-Axis

Step 3. Drag Order Status to Legend






Stacked Area Chart is used to summarizes total values while comparing and breaking down each series' values that contribute to the total.


Result:



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