Use a point visualization to show trends over time.

A point visualization can compare trends and cycles, infer relationships between variables, or show how a single variable is performing over time.

A point visualization is like a line chart without the connecting lines.

For an effective line visualization, the x-axis should show time, such as years, quarters, months, or days. If the x-axis shows something else, such as Canada, Netherlands, UK, and US, use a bar visualization.

Data values are plotted vertically.

For example, this line visualization shows revenue over quarter by order method type. Web orders have grown dramatically over this period.

Example of a point visualization