Scatter chart

    A scatter chart shows the relationship between two values (dimensions or measures) represented as points. A scatter chart always has two axes: it plots the values of one dimension or measure along the X-axis, and those of the other - along the Y-axis. A data point that links these two values shows at the intersection of the X and Y coordinates. These data points can arrange along the X-axis evenly or unevenly, depending on specific data.

    For example, you can use this chart type to show the relationship between the average order value and the number of orders for a product.


    You can also represent dependencies on a scatter chart using point sizes. The size of a point depends on the measure value: the higher the value, the larger the point size.


    For example, the size of a point may depend on the discount on a product.

    1. Open the All workbooks overview page and select your workbook.

    2. Open the dashboard to which you want to add a chart.

    3. In the upper-right corner, click Edit.

    4. Click AddChart (Wizard). You'll see the chart creation wizard.

    5. On the top left, select the Dataset you want to visualize.

    6. Click the chart type field on the right of the dataset section and select Scatter chart from the drop-down menu.

    7. Drag and drop Measures and Dimensions to the appropriate sections of the chart (see the Data fields tab).

      Your chart creation wizard should look similar to the following:


    8. Click Save in the upper-right corner of the page.

    9. Name your chart and click Done.

    10. Choose the appropriate location for your chart by dragging it around the dashboard and resize it by dragging the lower-right corner of its frame.

    11. Click Save in the upper-right corner of the page.

    Wizard slot Description
    X Dimension or Measure. Sets the value of the x-axis.
    Y Dimension or Measure. Sets the value of the y-axis.
    Points Dimension. Defines the number of points on the chart.
    Points size Dimension or Measure. Defines the relative point size.
    Colors Dimension. Affects point colors.
    Sorting Dimension or Measure. Affects the sorting of points.
    Chart filters Dimension or Measure. Used to filter values. You can add a Measure Names or Measure Values field to this slot.

    To open chart settings, click to the right of the chart type above the wizard slot fields. You'll see a dialog window with the following controls:

    Control Default state Description
    Header Off Displays the specified text in the centered line above the chart.
    Legend On Displays the field name associated with color line below the chart.

    After managing the controls, click Apply to see the results on the chart preview.

    To open slot settings, click in a row with the slot name.

    X and Y axes:

    Setting Description Possible values
    Axis title Sets an axis label. Auto: Uses a field name. If the section contains several fields, Visualization uses the name of the field added to the list first.
    Manual: Allows you to enter an axis title manually.
    Off: Axis will have no label.
    Axis type Sets the axis type. The setting is available for fields in the axis section that have the Fractional number type. Linear: Sets a linear axis type.
    Logarithmic: Sets a logarithmic axis type, preferable for charts with a wide range of values. A logarithmic axis allows you to display a fast-growing graph in a convenient form for analysis, reducing values by order of magnitude.
    Grid Displays a grid on the chart. On: Displays the grid.
    Off: Hides the grid.
    Grid step Sets the grid spacing in pixels. Auto: Sets the grid size automatically.
    Manual: Allows you to set the grid size in pixels.
    Labels Displays data field labels on the chart. On: Displays labels.
    Off: Hides labels
    Labels view Sets the appearance of the label display. The setting is available if the Labels setting is set to On. Auto: Positions label values automatically.
    Horizontal: Positions label values horizontally.
    Vertical: Positions label values vertically.
    Angle: Displays label values at a 45-degree angle.
    Empty values (null) Specifies how to process empty values.
    Not supported by Scatter chart.
    Ignore: Doesn't display empty values in a chart.
    Connect: Joins values of fields that have empty values between them.
    Display as 0: Displays empty values in charts as zero (0) field values.
    Scaling Sets the scale of chart axes. Auto: Sets the scale automatically. You can specify how Visualization sets the scale: from the minimum to the maximum field values (Autoscale from min to max) or from 0 to the maximum field value (Autoscale from 0 to max).
    Manually: Allows you to set the axis scale manually. You can set the maximum and minimum values along the axis. Visualization trims the chart lines by this value.


    On the left, you can select a line from a data source in the Colors slot of your chart.

    On the right, you can select a color scheme and a color for the line. Select AUTO to let Visualization do the coloring for you.

    Point size:

    Allows you to customize the minimum and maximum point sizes:

    Setting Description
    Point size Determines the point size in pixels.
    • We don't recommend using a scatter chart to visualize a progression of a measure over time.

    • To display the values for each data point, drag Measure values to the Signatures section.