Widget: Line Charts

What is a line chart?

A line chart is a type of chart used to show information that changes over time. Line charts are created by plotting a series of several values as points and connecting them with a straight line.

 

When are line charts used in Checkbox?

Line charts are often used to create a visual representation of certain user inputs (i.e. exposed variables) and its changed over time for reporting or data analytics. For example, a line chart may be used to visually show the comparison of the number of Assessments that are in-progress or completed across each month.

 

Features of a line charts

  • Sorting: Sort the data in either none (default), ascending or descending order
    Note: The sorting will only apply to the primary dimension
  • List variables: List variables can be added to pre-populate the line chart similarly to a drop-down or radio type variable
  • Dynamic view: When items in the colour key are clicked, they will be greyed out and the data points connected with them will be removed from the Line Chart.

 

Limitations

  • Line charts can only accept up to 2 dimensions. The primary dimension (i.e. the first dimension or x-axis) will be shown as additional columns while the secondary dimension (i.e the second dimension or y-axis) will be additional lines with different colours