This section describes how to create a word cloud. For more information, see Dashboard overview and Basic dashboard operations. If you need to edit or create datasets, see Create a dataset.

A word cloud displays the frequency of words clearly. It is suitable for creating user personas and user tags.

A word cloud consists of words of varying sizes. Labels are determined by data dimensions, such as customer name and product name. Metrics are determined by data measures, such as profit amount and unit price.


For each word cloud, one and only one dimension must be specified to determine labels. One and only one measure must be specified to determine metrics.

The following scenario uses the company_sales_record dataset as an example.

Scenario: Compare the order quantities across different provinces

  1. Log on to the Quick BI console.
  2. Click Datasets to open the dataset management page.
  3. Select the company_sales_record dataset and click Create Dashboard.
  4. Click the Word Cloud icon and the corresponding legend is displayed.
  5. Click the Data tab to select the data dimension and data measure.
    In the Dimensions list, select province and add it to Word. In the Measures list, select order_number and add it to Word Size, as shown in the following figure:
    Note Make sure you have changed the data type of Province from String to Location.

  6. Click Update to generate the chart.
  7. In the Style tab, you can change the title of the chart.
  8. Click the Save icon to save the dashboard.

To delete the chart, move the mouse to the upper-right corner and click Delete in the toolbar that appears.