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

Prerequisites

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

Overview

A radar chart shows data values or percentages, which helps you compare the indicators over various sets of data or over time.

When you create a radar chart, you must specify Length (Mea.) and Labels (Dim.). You can configure a radar chart in two ways.
  • Dimension As Branch Label: Dimension values act as the branch nodes in the radar chart. This mode allows you to check the distribution of measure values.
    • Labels (Dim.): You can specify only one dimension for Labels (Dim.). Dimension values are the branch nodes in the radar chart.
    • Length (Mea.): You can specify 1 to 10 measures for Length (Mea.). Each measure acts as a separate plane in the radar chart.
  • Measure As Branch Label: Measure values act as the branch nodes in the radar chart. This mode allows you to check the distribution of dimension values.
    • Labels (Dim.): You can specify only one dimension for Labels (Dim.). Each dimension acts as a separate plane in the radar chart.
    • Length (Mea.): You can specify 1 to 10 measures for Length (Mea.). Measure values are the branch nodes in the radar chart.

Example

The following example shows how to use a radar chart. 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 Radar Chart icon. Radar chart - 3.12. 2
  4. On the Data tab, configure your radar chart as required.
    • Dimension As Branch Label: Dimension values act as the branch nodes in the radar chart. This mode allows you to check the distribution of measure values.
      Select dimensions and measures based on your business requirements. Then, click Update.
      • In the Measures list, double-click back_point. You can also drag this measure to the Length (Mea.) field.
      • In the Dimensions list, double-click area. You can also drag this dimension to the Labels (Dim.) field.
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    • Measure As Branch Label: Measure values act as the branch nodes in the radar chart. This mode allows you to check the distribution of dimension values.
      Select dimensions and measures based on your business requirements. Then, click Update.
      • In the Measures list, double-click order_number, profit_amt, shipping_cost, and back_point. You can also drag these measures to the Length (Mea.) field.
      • In the Dimensions list, double-click area. You can also drag this dimension to the Labels (Dim.) field.
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    You can click the 1 icon next to Length (Mea.) to modify the display name, aggregation method, and value display format of a measure. For more information, see Configure a chart.

  5. On the Style tab, configure parameters in the Basic Information, Chart Style, and Axes sections.

    For more information, see Configure radar chart styles.

  6. On the Advanced tab, configure the following parameters.
    Parameter Option Description
    Advanced Settings Auto Refresh After you select Auto Refresh, the system refreshes the radar chart as scheduled. For example, if you select Auto Refresh, enter 5, and then select Minutes, the system refreshes the radar chart every 5 minutes.
    Filter Interaction After you configure Filter Interaction and click an area or field in the radar chart, data in other charts that are associated with this chart is updated. For more information, see Configure the filter interaction feature.
    Metric Analysis Auxiliary Line Auxiliary lines can be used to show the difference between the value of a measure and the reference value indicated by an auxiliary line. The reference value indicated by an auxiliary line can be a fixed value or a calculated value. You can use the following calculated values: average, maximum, minimum, and median. For more information, see Auxiliary line.
  7. Click Save in the upper-right corner of the page to save the settings.

Configure radar 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 radar chart, you are redirected to the linked report or an external link.
  • In the Chart Style section, configure Layout, Show Labels, Area Padding Between Nodes, Color Settings, and Show Legend.
    Parameter Description
    Layout Options: Polygon and Circle 2
    Show Labels Options: Smart Display and Full Display

    If you select Smart Display, only some labels are displayed. If you select Full Display, all the labels are displayed.

    Area Padding Between Nodes Specifies whether to fill a radar plane that is composed of nodes with color. 1
    Color Settings The color for the radar chart. 3
    Show Legend The following figure shows the supported legend display modes. The legend display mode.
  • In the Axes section, configure Maximum and Show Value.
    Parameter Description
    Maximum You can manually configure the maximum value on the axis, or retain the default value.
    If you configure the maximum value manually, your settings take effect only when the maximum value you configured is larger than the maximum branch nodes.1
    Show Value Specifies whether to show values on the vertical axis. If this feature is enabled, the size of each ring axis is displayed as well. 6
The following figure shows the updated radar 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.