DocumentationUser The Visualize ToolHow do I create a Stacked Column Visual?

How do I create a Stacked Column Visual?

1. Prepare the data.

Open the Prep Tool.

Select the Fields that you want included in the Visualization.

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Select the Fields that you want included in the Visualization.

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For this example, we selected Date, Visits, Purchases, and Browser.

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Click the Run icon to apply the selection(s) to the Table.

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Click the Save icon.

  1. Name - enter a name for the New View.
  2. Description - enter a description of what is included in the New View (optional).
  3. Set as Default - select Yes or No.
  4. Share To - select None or Limit.  The Limit option will open a list of users that you can choose to share the New View with.
  5. Click Save.
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For our example, we named the New View: "Visual Examples (Purchases, Visits, Browser, Date)"

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2. Create a Visualization.

Click on the Visualize Tool.

  • X-Axis goes along the bottom of the chart (or up the side if using a bar chart).
  • Y-Axis/Series is what the chart shows.
  • Breakdown(s) is what field the chart will break the data down by.
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Select the View to use.

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For this example, we selected the "Visual Examples (Purchases, Visits, Browser, Date)" View that we saved a few steps earlier.

Next, we selected Stacked Column from the Type menu.

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Make your selections:

  • Metric(s) - we selected Visits, Purchases, and Browser.
  • Dimension(s) - we selected Date.
  • Breakdown(s) - optional.
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Click the Run icon to apply the selected changes.

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To further illustrate the Stacked Column Visual, we will click-and-drag to zoom-in on a section.

We can see further details because of the Zoom feature.  Clicking the Reset zoom button (in the top right) will expand the image back to the original.

Click the adjustments menu, if you want to make further changes.

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  1. Axis Label - this can be re-named for further clarification with the visualization being set up.
  2. Trendline - this can be set to On or Off (Off is the default setting).

 

For this example, we will turn On the Trendline to demonstrate what it does.

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Click the Run icon to apply the changes.

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The Trendline now shows in the Visualization.

Click Save when you are finished.

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Enter a Name, Description (optional), and select any Share options wanted for the New Visual.  Click Save when completed.

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