Analyzing data in an Interactive Stacked Graph widget

An Interactive Stacked Graph widget is a combination of a check box list and an area graph. The graph displays the contribution of various metric series to the change in value of a larger set of data. This widget allows you to visualize total metric values as one large stacked area, and the individual pieces of that total as smaller stacked areas within the large stacked area. You can quickly analyze how the individual parts make up the whole, which is useful when making percent-to-total comparisons.

An example of an Interactive Stacked Graph widget is shown below:

Example of an Interactive Stacked Graph widget

By selecting individual attribute elements (the list of regions in the example above) using the check boxes, you can determine what data is displayed on the area graph on the right. When all check boxes are selected, as shown in the example, the area graph is at its maximum size because it is representing contributions from each individual element.

To analyze data in an Interactive Stacked Graph widget:

To change the data that is displayed in the area graph on the right, select individual attribute elements (for example, a list of years) using the check boxes on the left. When all check boxes are selected, the area graph is at its maximum size.
To analyze how the individual parts make up the whole, for example when making percent-to-total comparisons, click the name of the attribute element on the left. The portion of the area graph representing the attribute element is highlighted. Select multiple items by pressing CTRL and selecting elements.
If the document contains a grid, graph, or panel stack that is connected to this widget, click the check boxes or area graph to display related data in connected grids, graphs, and panel stacks.

Not all features described above may be enabled in all documents.

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