Using a different visualization type

Visualizations communicate comparisons, relationships, and trends. They emphasize and clarify numbers. To choose a visualization type, consider what you want the visualization to illustrate and what will appeal to the audience for the visualization.


  1. Select the visualization that you want to work with.
  2. Click the Change visualization icon Change visualization icon in the toolbar.
  3. Click the visualization type that you want to use.

    Take a look at how each visualization type communicates data differently. For example, use a bar, column, or line visualization to compare a set of values. Use a line or area visualization to track relationships. Use a tree map or pie visualization to see the parts of a whole.

  4. If you select a visualization type that requires different fields to be used, add a column to each empty field that has an asterisk (*) in it.