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# Area Charts

Summary: Area charts are similar to line charts, with a shaded area between the x axis and the line.

Area charts draw a shaded area under the line representing values of a certain metric. Your data needs to have one dimension and one metric to be represented in a line chart.

Area charts can also have multiple metrics, which will show each metric with an area having different color.

Area charts can also have 2 dimensions, in this case the first dimension will be on the X axis and the second dimension would be represented by multiple Lines with different colors (we call these series).  This chart is not hte best to visualize series as they overlap each other. In this case, a stacked area chart is better.

##### Chart Options
Option Explanation
X Axis The Dimension used to populate the X axis values.
Series If there is one metric only, this will show the metric used.
If there is a second dimension, this will show the values of the segments of the second dimension (each will be drawn in a different color).
Show Trend Line Select the series that you would like to draw a linear regression line. This is useful to see the overall trend of your data, whether growing or declining.
Switch X-Axis/ Series Provides an alternative view of the chart by switching between fields of the Xaxis and the series. For example, if you have two dimensions in your search or question, this will switch between the dimension used to populate the X axis and the one used to populate the segments draw with different colors.
Show Data Labels Will show numeric data labels for each data point in your chart.
Numbers Format Change the format of the numbers used in the Axes, data labels and on-hover data call-outs of the chart.
Legend Location Select the location for the legend that shows the color coding of the colored stacked segments.
Sort X-Axis Select the value by which you would like to sort the Y axis. This can be the Y axis dimension or the value of any of the segments from the second dimension.
Limit X axis Values This limits the number of values that are drawn across the x Axis. By default, there is no limit.
Show Other category for X axis This aggregates all values that fall beyond the limited number of X axis values into one category called “Other”. This is useful for charts where the higher values are consolidated within the first few segments, as it will aggregate all other segments into other and show as a separate point in the graph. This option is only available if there is a limit set to the X axis.
Rows Per Page Allows to separate the chart into pages. You can go to the next or previous page by the links on the top right corner of the chart.