1. What is a Line Chart?
A Line Chart shows data trends over a long period of time.
Line Charts consist of one dimension (categorical variable) as a Date value and one (or more) measure (numeric variable).
2. When to use a Line Chart?
A Line Chart is ideal for the following cases:
Display how the data is changing through time. Especially, how much has been changed over a period of time?
The number of categorical values in the dimension is over 8
Too many data points or columns to plot
3. Step By Step Guidance with DataInsider
Desired Line Chart: A line chart that shows Pageviews Trending
Step 1. Drag Date to X-Axis -> Select Month of Year
Step 2. Drag Pageviews to Y-Axis
Step 3. Drag Date to Sort -> Ascending
The Line Chart is a powerful visualization that displays data trends, highlights successes, and warns about potential dangers in just one look.