Chart types

The Change type icon allows users to select a chart type. You can choose from a large number of chart types in qbo insights. Each chart type provides you with a different visualization for your insight.

To change the chart type of your insight:

Click Change type icon to get a palette of charts. Note that depending on the columns in your search some chart types may not be available. For example, if your search does not contain at least one geographical column, then you will not be able to select any of the geo chart types. Such unavailable chart types are shown as grayed out.

Let’s see each chart type in detail.

Area Chart Area graph

Area graphs are basically Line graphs but with the area below the line is filled in with a color or texture. Like Line graphs, these graphs are also used to display the development of quantitative over an interval or time period. They are most commonly used to show trends. The area between the x-axis and the line are colored in to compare different portions of the chart.


Bar Chart Bar chart

It is also known as Bar Graph or Column Graph. A typical Bar Chart uses either horizontal or vertical bars to show distinct, numerical comparisons across categories. The search needs at least one attribute and one measure to be represented as a bar chart.


BoxPlote Chart Box plot

A Box Plot chart is an identical way of displaying the dataset based on a five-number summary such as the minimum, the maximum, the sample median, and the first and third quartiles.The lines extending parallel from the boxes are known as the “whiskers” that indicates variability outside the upper and lower quartiles. Box Plots can be drawn either vertically or horizontally.


Bubble Chart Bubble chart

Bubble Charts are typically used to compare and show the relationship between categorized circles, using positioning and proportions. It is a variation of of the scatter chart, where the data points are replaced with bubbles.


Bubble Map Bubble map

Bubble Map is a combination of a bubble chart data visualization and a map. It is used to visualize proportion and location in a simple way.


Candle Chart Candlestick chart

It is also known as Japanese Candlestick Chart. This type of chart is used as a trading tool to visualize and analyse the price movements over time for securities, derivatives, currencies, stocks, bonds, commodities, etc.


Choropleth Map Choropleth map

Choropleth map displays divided geographical areas or regions that are colored, shaded or patterned in relation to a data variable. It helps to visualize values over a geographical area, which can show variation or patterns across the displayed location.


Doughnut Chart Doughnut chart

Doughnut chart is a Pie Chart with an area of the centre cut out. It provides a better data intensity ratio to standard pie charts as the blank center can be used to display additional or related data.


Floating Bar Chart Floating bar chart

Floating Bar chart is usually used to display the minimum and maximum value of data. Thus, the series of the chart does not connect to an axis but above the axis which views as floating.


Grouped Bar Chart Grouped bar chart

Grouped Bar chart is also known as Multi-set Bar Chart or Clustered Bar Chart. It is used when two or more data series are plotted side-by-side and grouped together under categories, all on the same axis.


Heat Map Heat map

Heat Map is useful for cross-examining multivariate data, through placing variables in the rows and columns and colouring the cells within the table. These are good for showing variance across multiple variables, revealing any patterns, displaying whether any variables are like each other, and for detecting if any correlations exist in-between them.


Horizontal Bar Chart Horizontal bar chart

A Horizontal Bar chart is a graph with rectangular bars with and proportional to the values that they represent.


Line Chart Line chart

Line charts are used to display quantitative values over a continuous interval or time period. They are most frequently used to show trends and analyse how the data has changed over time.


Markdown Text Markdown text

Markdown text allows users to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML(or HTML).


Marker Map Marker map

A Marker map identifies a location on a map. By default, a marker uses a standard image. Markers can display custom images; in which case they are usually referred to as “icons.”


OHLC Chart OHLC chart

Open-high-low-close Chart also known as Price Chart, Bar Chart are used as a trading tool to visualize and analyse the price changes over time for securities, currencies, stocks, bonds, commodities, etc. OHLC Charts are useful for interpreting the day-to-day sentiment of the market and forecasting any future price changes through the patterns produced.


Pie Chart Pie chart

Widely used in presentations and offices, Pie Charts help show proportions and percentages between categories, by dividing a circle into proportional segments. Each arc length represents a proportion of each category, while the full circle represents the total sum of all the data, equal to 100%.


Plain Text Text

The data that cannot be represented either in HTML, Markdown, or JSON format are shown in plain text or numerical format with maximum four values.


Polar Area Chart Polar area chart

Polar area charts are like pie charts, but each segment has the same angle however, the radius of the segment differs depending on the value. This type of chart is often useful when we want to show a comparison data like a pie chart, but also show a scale of values for context.


Sankey Chart Sankey chart

Sankey charts are used to visually show the transfer of energy, money or materials, but they can be used to show the flow of any isolated system process.


ScatterPlot Chart Scatter plot chart

Scatter Plot chart is known as a Scatter Graph, Point Graph, X-Y Plot, Scatter Chart or Scattergram. It is ideally used when you have paired numerical data and you want to see if one variable impacts the other.


StackedBar Chart Stacked bar chart

Stacked Bar charts are useful for comparing multiple variables changing over an interval. It is represented by showing multiple datasets on top of each other to show how the larger category is divided into the smaller categories and their relations to the total amount.


Table Chart Table

A table chart implies arranging data in rows and columns. It shows the data in tabular format.


TreeMape Chart Tree map chart

Tree Map charts are an alternative way of visualizing the hierarchical structure of a Tree Diagram while also displaying quantities for each category via area size.


TreeView Chart Tree view

Tree View is also known as Organizational chart or Linkage Tree. It is used to visually represent hierarchy in a tree-like structure.


Value Chart Value charts

Value charts are used to analyze and predict future market movement by looking at these oversold and overbought conditions.


Waterfall Chart Waterfall chart

The Waterfall chart is mainly used to show how an initial value is affected by a series of intermediate positive or negative values.