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Properties for Miscellaneous Chart Types

Version 7

 

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Intro

Find out about chart properties available for charts in the "Other" and "Filter" categories in Chart Picker, such as Radar graphs, Gantt charts, stock-type graphs, Slicer cards, etc.

"General" Properties

The properties in the following table all relate to Calendars and are found in the General category in Chart Properties. For more information about Calendars, see Calendar.

Option

Description

Examples

View

Determines whether a calendar displays data for an entire year, for a month, or for a single day. Examples of each of these views are shown at right. If you select Auto (which is the default), the calendar determines the view based on the breadth of data in the DataSet. For example, if your DataSet contains data for more than one month, the year view displays automatically so all represented months can be shown.

Dates From

Determines whether the dates that appear in a calendar are to be determined automatically based on your DataSet (which is the default) or you plan to specify them manually using the Year, Selected Year, Month, and Day properties. For example, if the series of dates in your DataSet started with "01-06-2014" and you chose the "Day" view, then by default Domo would show the data for "01-06-2014" because it was the first value in the DataSet. If you wanted to show a different date, you could do so by selecting User Specified here and then specifying the date using the Year, Selected Year, Month, and Day properties.

Year

For a calendar, determines the year to be used when User Specified is selected for the Dates From property. Options include Current (which is the default), Previous, Next, and Specified. If you select Specified, you enter the specified year in the Selected Year field. This option is useful if your DataSet contains data for more than one year.

Selected Year

For a calendar, lets you specify the year for your data when you have selected Dates From > User Specified and Year > Specified. This option is useful if your DataSet contains data for more than one year.

Month

For a calendar, lets you specify the month for your data when you have selected Dates From > User Specified. Current is the default.

Day

For a calendar, lets you specify the day of the month for your data when you have selected Dates From > User Specified. Current is the default.

First Day of Week 

For a calendar, lets you specify the first day of the week. The default is Sunday.

Background Fill

Specifies the background fill color for a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph. If Default is selected, no background color is used. 

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Single Column

Determines whether the filters in your Slicer card are displayed in a single column. By default the filters are left-aligned unless you choose to center them using the Center Horizontally option. They are also fitted to their individual "bubbles" unless you choose the Equal Width Items option.

The screenshot at right shows a Slicer card in which this option is being used. 

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Center Horizontally

Determines whether the filters in your Slicer card are centered horizontally on the card. This option is available only when you check the box for Single Column

The screenshot at right shows a Slicer card in which this option has been set.

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Equal Width Items

Determines whether the "bubbles" for filters in your Slicer card are the same width; otherwise they are fitted to the width of the filters. This option is available only when you check the box for Single Column.

The screenshot at right shows a Slicer card in which this option has been set.

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Fill Width

Determines whether the "bubbles" for filters in your Slicer card fill the entire width of the card. This option is available only when you check the box for Single Column.

The screenshot at right shows a Slicer card in which this option has been set.

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Center Text

Centers the text within each "bubble" in your Slicer card. This option is available only when you check the box for Single Column.

The screenshot at right shows a Slicer card in which this option has been set (along with Fill Width).

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Single Row

Determines whether the filters in your Slicer card are displayed in a row instead of a column. By default the filters appear at the top of the card unless you choose to center them using the Center Vertically option. 

The screenshot at right shows a Slicer card in which this option is being used (with a pagination control to view filters that don't fit in the card).  

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Center Vertically

Determines whether the filters in your Slicer card are centered vertically on the card. This option is available only when you check the box for Single Row

The screenshot at right shows a Slicer card in which this option has been set.

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Selected Color

Determines the color of the filter bubbles in your Slicer card when someone mouses over them.

"Category Scale Properties"

The properties in the following table are found in the Category Scale category in Chart Properties. 

Option

Description

Examples

Wrap Width

Allows you to specify the number of pixels at which category labels will wrap in Radar graphs.

Fixed Area Width

Determines a fixed width for the category label area in horizontal Bar, horizontal Symbol, and Category Scatter graphs.

Fixed Width Margin

Determines the margin between category labels and the graph in horizontal Bar, horizontal Symbol, and Category Scatter graphs. This property does not work unless Fixed Area Width has been set.

Justification (Category Scale)

Determines the justification for multi-line category item labels in horizontal Bar, horizontal Symbol, and Category Scatter graphs—either Left or Right. This works only when the Fixed Area Width property has been set.

"Radar Settings" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Radar Settings category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Series Transparency

Determines the transparency for the fill areas in a Radar graph. You can specify any value between 0 and 100, where 0 means the fill areas are completely opaque and 100 means they have no fill at all. In the example, the transparency has been set to 20.

"Theme" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Theme category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Theme

Allows you to change the color theme for Calendars. For more information about setting colors, see Setting Color Rules for a Chart .

"Time Scale (X)" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Theme category in Chart Properties.

Option Description Examples

Show Label

Hides or shows time scale labels in Gantt charts. Labels are shown by default.

The example shows a Gantt Percent Complete chart in which time scales have been removed.

"Value Options" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Theme category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Value Options > Hide

Hides the summary value in a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph. (This is the first number that appears in the graph's built-in gauge.)

Value Options > Value

Indicates how a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph's summary value is derived. You can choose from any of the following options for this property:

First Value

The summary value is the first value on your line. This is the default option.

Last Value

The summary value is the last value on your line.

Sum

The summary value is the sum of all values on the line.

Average

The summary value is the average of all values on the line.

Minimum

The summary value is the minimum value on the line.

Maximum

The summary value is the maximum value on the line.

Count

The summary value is a count of the number of values on the line.

 

Value Options > Size

Specifies the size of the summary value in a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph. You can choose from Medium (default) or Small.

Value Options > Value Format

Determines the general number format for your Spark Line/Spark Bar graph's summary value. Options include Number (which includes no special formatting), Currency (in which a currency symbol is affixed), and Percentage (in which a percent symbol is affixed).

Value Options > Divide Value By

Refers to the number that the gauge value in a Spark Line or Spark Bar is to be divided by, if any. This option is useful when the value is very large and you want to abbreviate it by dividing by a common number. For example, if the gauge value represented millions of dollars, you could choose to divide by millions—the gauge value would then be reduced to more comprehendible single digits. When you choose to divide by Percentage, the gauge value is multiplied by 100.

Value Options > Decimal Places

Determines the number of decimal places used in the summary value in a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph. You can choose from DefaultNone, and options for numbers of decimal places (from ".0" to ".00000"). By default, Domo automatically determines the optimal number of decimal places for the gauge value. When you select None, the value is rounded to the nearest whole number.

Value Options > Negative Numbers

Determines the format for negative numbers in a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph.

If you select -100, negative values have a minus symbol affixed. If you select (100), negative values are enclosed in parentheses.

 "Change Value Options" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Change Value Options category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

 

Change Value Options > Hide

Hides the change value in a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph. (This is the second number that appears in the graph's built-in gauge. For example, in the screenshot of the graph at the top of this article, the value is -74.35%.)

Change Value Options > Value

Specifies whether the change value in a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph is a percent change (default) or a difference in values. 

Change Value Options > Data

Specifies whether the change value in a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph is derived from the first and last values in the chart (default) or the last two values in the chart. 

Change Value Options > Size

Specifies the size of the change value in a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph. You can choose from Medium (default) or Small.

Change Value Size > Direction Indicator

Specifies whether the symbol used to represent change in the change value in a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph is an arrow (default), a curved arrow, or a triangle. Examples of all three of these are shown at right.

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Change Values > Reverse Color Direction

By default, if your change value in a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph is positive, the value appears green; if it is negative, the value appears red. By setting the Reverse Color Direction property, you can switch this default behavior. This is useful for gauges in which low values are ideal (such as a gauge that keeps track of workplace accidents). 

Change Value Options > Value Format

Determines the general number format for your Spark Line or Spark Bar graph's change value. Options include Number (which includes no special formatting), Currency (in which a currency symbol is affixed), and Percentage (in which a percent symbol is affixed).

Note: The Number and Currency options will not work unless you set Change Value Options > Value to Value Change.

Change Value Options > Hover Format

Determines the number format for your Spark Line or Spark Bar graph's hovers (i.e. the text that appears when you mouse over a data point in the graph). Options include Number (which includes no special formatting), Currency (in which a currency symbol is affixed), and Percentage (in which a percent symbol is affixed). 

For more information about hovers, see Formatting Data Label and Hover Text in Your Chart.

Change Value Options > Hover Decimal Places

Determines the number of decimal places that appear in values in your Spark Line or Spark Bar graph's hovers (i.e. the text that appears when you mouse over a data point in the graph). 

For more information about hovers, see Formatting Data Label and Hover Text in Your Chart.

Change Value Options > Positive Color

Specifies the color used in a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph when the degree of change in your graph is positive.

Change Value Options > Negative Color

Specifies the color used in a Spark Line or Spark Bar graph when the degree of change in your graph is negative.

 "Line Options" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Line Options category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

 

Line Options > Style

Determines whether the line in your Spark Line graph is angular (Plain) or curved. Plain is the default.

Line Options > Thickness

Determines whether the line in your Spark Line graph is thin (default), medium, or thick. The example at right shows a Spark Line graph in which Thick has been selected.

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Line Options > Hide Area Fill

Hides the area fill in your Spark Line graph. The example at right shows a graph in which this has been done.

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