The Line chart is perfect way to showcase data that changes over time, such as displaying variations in stock prices, vehicle sales figures, or even the number of customer service tickets received. The slopes that connect dots on a grid let you to know whether the data is growing or decreasing, allowing for projections and identifying trends.

The Line chart is a Data Visualization card theme, which displays comparative changes over the same period of time for more than one series, or plot a graph from statistical data.

The Data Visualization card is an Appspace supported card, which is officially created and periodically updated by Appspace with new templates and features.

Apart from the basic card customizations, the following customizations, features, and functionality are available for the Line chart:

  • Chart features and customizations include:
    • Able to display animated vertical or horizontal lines.
    • Able to include up to 8 items in the data series.
    • A custom color palette that allows users to select the color of the value, and line.
    • Animation
    • Supports percentage % data, and small range percentage data up, i.e. between -1 and 0, between 0 and 1, between 1 and 2.

This article provides instructions to create and configure the Line chart theme.

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Prerequisite

Create Line Chart

The instructions below allow you to create a line chart in Library.

  1. Log in to the Appspace console.
  2. To create content, select one of the following options:

    • Click +QUICK ACTION from the Appspace menu bar on the top right, and select Create Content.
    • Click Library from the ☰ Appspace menu, and select a library or folder you wish to create the content in. Click +CREATE, and select Content.
    • To add content to an existing channel refer to Add Content to Playlist Channels.
  3. Select Data from the All Templates drop-down menu, and click Line.

    Important
    If you are unable to locate the content, try using either the Search bar, the Order by, or Filter icon to narrow down the content that you are looking for.
  4. In the Edit tab;

    • Enter the Title of the content as this will also act as the filename for the content. This is a mandatory field.
    • Select the Layout of the chart.
    • Enter the Header, Headline, and Notes text fields with the preferred messaging text. Use the Text Editor to customize the text font and style.
      The Headline and Summary text can be customized to the following positions:
      • Top
      • Middle
      • Bottom
      • 50-50 Middle
    • Proceed to enter the following labels:
      • Key Result – Enter in the monetary, time, or percentage value of the target goal.
    • Click Add Data to populate the Data Set table using one of the following methods:
      • Manually enter the data.
      • Copy and paste data from an external table.
      • Import data from an Excel spreadsheet (.xlsx).
        Data populated in rows represent the X Axis, and data populated in columns represent the Y Axis.
         
    • In the Design section; click the arrow to expand.
      • Customize the Primary Color, and the Background color or image.
      • Upload a Logo.
    • In the Configuration section; click the arrow to expand.
      • Select the following Chart Options:
        • Show as line
        • Show axis line
        • Show point
        • Show point labels
        • Show vertical labels
        • Show horizontal labels
        • Show vertical gridlines
        • Show horizontal gridlines
        • Enable animation
  5. In the Article tab; This section may be skipped.
    • Include an Article or Caption to accompany the content item when being displayed on mobile apps, tablets, and other social collaboration apps.
    • Enter a Referral Link to link more information to the content.
  6. In the Schedule tab; This section may be skipped.
  7. In the Settings tab; This section may be skipped.
    • The Name field will be auto-populated to match the Title of the content which will also act as the filename for the content. This is a mandatory field.
    • Enter any relevant Tags for the content. (Optional)
    • Select a folder for the content in the Library Location drop-down menu to change the default folder location.
    • Select an expiry date for the content from the Auto Delete Content from Library drop-down menu. (Optional)
    • Upload an image to be used as the Thumbnail for the content.
  8. Once done, click SAVE.

Edit Line Chart

The instructions below show you how to edit a line chart.

  1. Log in to the Appspace console.
  2. Click Library from the ☰ Appspace menu, and select a library or folder containing the content you wish to edit.
  3. Select and click the Line chart to edit, and select the desired tab to edit or view.
    • In the Edit, Article, and Settings tabs:
      • You may edit the content the same way as it was configured. For detailed instructions on how to do this, please refer to the Create Line Chart section above.
    • In the Preview tab:
      • Preview how the content is displayed on your device.
    • In the Channels tab:
    • In the Analytics tab:
      • View the individual content analytics in this tab. For more information, please refer to the Individual Content Analytics section of the Analytics article.
  4. Once done, click SAVE.
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