Line Charts

Line charts are useful for showing trends over time and comparing many data series.

Line charts plot data at regular points that are connected by lines.

Line charts can plot data by using standard, stacked, 100 percent stacked, and three-dimensional configurations. It is best not to use stacked line charts because they are difficult to distinguish from unstacked line charts with multiple data series.

Note: Line charts support a maximum of 32767 data points.

The following example shows a revenue trend that peaked in 2012 in every territory.

a line chart showing revenue by sales region by order year that rises from 2010 to 2012, then declines in 2013
Note: The Top Retailers by Country or Region sample report in the Sales and Marketing (cube) package includes a line chart.