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Stacked Area Charts

Summary: Stacked area charts are useful to show differences in metric values for different segments in a cumulative way.

Stacked Area charts are similar to Area charts, but they show values for each dimension segment as areas stacked on top of each other , not overlapping as in the Area chart. Your data needs one metric and 2 dimensions to be shown on a stacked area chart.

Stacked Area chart

Area charts can also have multiple metrics, which will show each metric stacked on top of the other. This can make sense if your metrics are accumulative.

Stacked Area 2 Metrics

Chart Options
Option Explanation
X Axis The Dimension used to populate the X axis values.
Series 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.
Y Axis as Percentage Draws all values as percentages of total, rather than absolute values. This allows comparing percentages of segments across each point in the X Axis.
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.