This topic provides an overview of facet scatter charts and an example on how to use facet scatter charts. This topic also describes how to configure facet scatter chart styles and how to delete a facet scatter chart.

Prerequisites

A dashboard is created. For more information, see Create a standard dashboard.

Overview

A facet scatter chart shows data correlation and distribution.

When you create a facet scatter chart, you must specify Y Axis (Mea.), X Axis (Mea.), and Color Legend (Dim.).
  • You can specify only one measure for Y Axis (Mea.).
  • You can specify one to three measures for X Axis (Mea.).
  • You can specify only one dimension for Color Legend (Dim.). The dimension can have up to 1,000 values.

    For example, if you add product_type to the Color Legend (Dim.) field, up to 1,000 product types are displayed.

Example

The following example shows how to use a facet scatter chart to check the unit prices and order quantities of different products. In this example, the company_sales_record dataset is used.
  1. Perform the operations shown in the following figure to create a dashboard. Create a dashboard
  2. In the Create Dashboard dialog box, select Standard or Full Screen, and click OK.
    In this example, Standard is selected. Confirmation message
  3. On the dashboard edit page, click the Division of square paper icon in the top menu bar and click the Facet Scatter Chart icon. Facet scatter chart
  4. On the Data tab, select dimensions and measures based on your business requirements.
    • In the Measures list, double-click unit_price. You can also drag this measure to the Y Axis (Mea.) field.
    • In the Measures list, double-click order_number. You can also drag this measure to the X Axis (Mea.) field.
    • In the Dimensions list, double-click product_type. You can also drag this dimension to the Color Legend (Dim.) field.
  5. Click Update to update the facet scatter chart. Update

    You can click the 1 icon next to Y Axis (Mea.) or X Axis (Mea.) to modify the display name, aggregation method, and value display format of a measure. For more information, see Configure a chart.

  6. On the Style tab, configure parameters in the Basic Information, Chart Style, Axes, and Series Settings sections.

    For more information, see Configure facet scatter chart styles.

  7. On the Advanced tab, configure the following parameters.
    Parameter Option Description
    Advanced Settings Auto Refresh After you select Auto Refresh, the system refreshes the facet scatter chart as scheduled. For example, if you select Auto Refresh, enter 5, and then select Minutes, the system refreshes the facet scatter chart every 5 minutes.
    Filter Interaction After you configure Filter Interaction and click an area or field in the facet scatter chart, data in other charts that are associated with this chart is updated. For more information, see Configure the filter interaction feature.
    Hyperlink After you configure Hyperlink, you are directed to the linked report when you click a field in the facet scatter chart. You can set Hyperlink to Parameter or External Link. If you select Parameter, you must configure global parameters. For more information, see Configure the hyperlink feature.
  8. Click Save in the upper-right corner of the page to save the settings.

Configure facet scatter chart styles

  • In the Basic Information section, configure Show Title and Description, Description, Endnote, and Show Link.
    Note If Show Link is selected, you also need to configure Link Text and Link Address. If you click a field in the facet scatter chart, you are redirected to the linked report or an external link.
  • In the Chart Style section, configure Show Legend and Data Color Settings.
  • In the Axes section, configure axis styles.
    Parameter Option Description
    X-Axis Unit The unit for the x-axis.
    Minimum and Maximum The maximum and minimum values on the x-axis.
    Note If you select Default, the minimum and maximum values are automatically displayed on the x-axis. If you clear Default, you must manually configure the minimum and maximum values on the x-axis.
    Auto Magnify Value Differences Specifies whether to magnify the value differences on the x-axis.
    Note If Auto Magnify Value Differences is selected, the axis range is adjusted based on the minimum and maximum values of the displayed data.
    Show Title and Unit Specifies whether to show the title and unit of the x-axis.
    Y-axis Label Settings The display formats for labels on the left y-axis. Options: AutoFit, Custom, and Manual.
    Show Value Specifies whether to show label values on the x-axis.
    Gridlines Specifies whether to show gridlines on the x-axis, including the line style, line width, and color.
    Show Scale Specifies whether to show scales on the x-axis.
    Left Y-Axis Axis Title The title for the left y-axis.
    Unit The unit for the left y-axis.
    Minimum and Maximum Specifies whether to show the minimum and maximum values on the left y-axis.
    Note If you select Default, the minimum and maximum values are automatically displayed on the left y-axis. If you clear Default, you must manually configure the minimum and maximum values on the left y-axis.
    Auto Magnify Value Differences Specifies whether to magnify the value differences on the left y-axis.
    Note If Auto Magnify Value Differences is selected, the axis range is adjusted based on the minimum and maximum values of the displayed data.
    Show Title and Unit Specifies whether to show the title and unit of the left y-axis.
    Y-axis Label Settings The display formats for labels on the left y-axis. Options: AutoFit, Custom, and Manual.
    Note You can also configure multiple measure display formats on the Data tab. For more information, see Configure a chart.
    Show Value Specifies whether to show label values on the left-y axis.
    Gridlines Specifies whether to show gridlines on the left y-axis, including the line style, line width, and color.
    Show Scale Specifies whether to show scales on the left y-axis.
    Note If you select Dual Y-Axis, you also need to configure the right y-axis. The steps to configure the right y-axis are the same as the steps to configure the left y-axis.
  • In the Series Settings section, configure Series and Display Name.
The following figure shows the updated facet scatter chart. Facet scatter chart

Delete a chart

  1. Click the More icon in the upper-right corner of the line chart.
  2. Select Delete. The line chart is deleted.