Hierarchy bubble

Use a hierarchy bubble visualization when you want to show relationships among columns that contain values, such as net loss. It is similar to the bubble visualization but the bubbles are tightly packed instead of spread over a grid. The bubbles use nesting to represent the hierarchy. A hierarchy bubble visualization shows a large amount of data in a small space.

The size of each bubble shows a quantitative dimension of each data point. It shows many levels within a hierarchy and relationships between groups based on assigned attributes. It uses bubble size and color to convey comparative information about categories.

The bubbles are in different sizes and colors.

For example, this hierarchy bubble visualization shows customer lifetime value by vehicle class per vehicle size. Each bubble is a different vehicle class in one of the three vehicle size. The size of each bubble is determined by the customer lifetime value of that vehicle class. The colors of the bubbles are determined by the vehicle size.

Example of a packed bubble visualization

The hierarchical packed bubble visualization was created by dragging the following data items from the Sources panel data icon:

  • Drag Vehicle Class and Vehicle Size onto the Bubbles field.
  • Drag Customer Lifetime Value onto the Size field.
  • Drag Vehicle Size onto the Color field
Example of how to populate the data slots for a hierarchical packed bubble visualization


You can see examples of visualizations in the sample report Customer lifetime value analysis. You can find the sample here: Team content > Samples > Reports > Standard reports > Customer lifetime value analysis.

If any of the sample objects are missing, contact your administrator.