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Selecting columns on an axis

When creating a visualization, you select which data columns to show on various axes such as on the X-axis, the Y-axis and the color axis.

When hovering with the mouse over a visualization, you find column selectors along the axes, for example , which displays the current column. To switch to another column, or add more columns to an axis, either use the Data in analysis flyout, or use the column selector itself.

Selecting columns using the Data in analysis flyout

Procedure

  1. If the Data in analysis flyout is not visible, click Data in analysis Data in analysis iconon the authoring bar.
  2. In the flyout, find the column you want to visualize and drag it to the column selector in question.


    • Alternatively, drag the column to the visualization, where different drop targets appear representing various axes. Drop the column on the wanted axis.
      Drag and drop column on droptargets
  3. To display more than one column on the axis, select another column in the flyout, and drag it to the plus sign next to the column selector.


    Note: A new plus sign appears to make it possible to add more columns. When the number of columns added to an axis exceeds three, the name of each column will no longer be displayed, only the number of columns.

Selecting columns using the column selector

Procedure

  1. In the column selector, click the arrow next to the column name.
    A popover listing all columns in the data table opens. Depending on the type of axis and type of column data, the popover might look slightly different as shown below.



  2. Select a column in the popover.
    Note: When applicable, also select aggregation method.
  3. In case you want to display more than one column on the axis, click the plus sign next to the column selector, then select the column of interest.
    The result is similar to the result you get when using the Data in analysis flyout above.
    Tip: In the field at the bottom of the popover, you can specify your own display name for the axis.
  4. Click anywhere outside the popover to close it.
    Note: When the number of columns added to an axis exceeds three, the name of each column is no longer displayed, only the number of columns.