Minimum object requirements for each graph style

The table below provides requirements for graph styles.

Some graphs require specific types of attributes and metrics to be useful. For complete details, see the Graphing chapter in the Advanced Reporting Guide.

Graph Style

Minimum Requirements (unless otherwise noted)

Area

One attribute, one metric

Bar

One attribute, one metric

Line

One attribute, one metric

Pie

One attribute, one metric

Scatter

One attribute, two metrics

If the graph contains more than two metrics, the graph may not be useful because scatter graphs are used to plot two values at a time.

Polar

One attribute, two metrics

Radar

One attribute, one metric

Bubble

One attribute, three metrics

If the graph contains more than three metrics, the graph may not be useful because bubble graphs are used to plot two values (a first and second metric) at a time. The third metric is represented by the size of each bubble.

Stock: Hi-Lo

One attribute, two metrics

To ensure that this type of graph displays data correctly, you must include specific types of metrics. For more information, see the Graphing chapter in the Advanced Reporting Guide.

Stock: Hi-Lo-Open

One attribute, three metrics

To ensure that this type of graph displays data correctly, you must include specific types of metrics. For more information, see the Graphing chapter in the Advanced Reporting Guide.

Stock: Hi-Lo-Open-Close

One attribute, four metrics

To ensure that this type of graph displays data correctly, you must include specific types of metrics. For more information, see the Graphing chapter in the Advanced Reporting Guide.

Histogram

One attribute, one metric

3D: Risers

One attribute, one metric

3D: Floating

One attribute, one metric

3D: Connect Group

One attribute, three metrics

3D: Connect Series

One attribute, one metric

3D: Surface

One attribute, one metric

3D: Scatter

One attribute, three metrics

Gauge

One attribute, one metric

Funnel

One attribute, one metric

Pareto

One attribute, one metric

Boxplot

One attribute, exactly five metrics

To ensure that all five sections of the boxplot (minimum, maximum, median, lower quartile, upper quartile) appear correctly on the graph, the five metrics must be defined in a specific way, as explained in the Graphing chapter in the Advanced Reporting Guide.

Gantt

One attribute, two metrics

Budgeting

One attribute, two metrics

Related topic

Selecting an appropriate graph style