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Configuring Siebel Business Applications > Configuring Special-Purpose Applets > Customizing a Chart Applet > ## Types of ChartsThis topic describes different types of charts. It includes the following topics:
The user can choose different chart types from the Type list that is located at the upper right in most chart applets. A chart type provides the following layout options: - Horizontal bar
- Stacked bar
- Pie
- Line
- Scatter
- Spline
- Combo, which is a combination of a line chart and a bar chart
Several of these charts can display data in two or three dimensions. The functionality for a three dimension chart is the same as the corresponding two dimensional chart except the three dimensional chart displays thickness for the bar, line, or pie. ## Bar ChartsA bar chart compares the difference in data from one category to another category. This topic includes examples of different bar charts. ## Three Dimensional Bar ChartFigure 41 illustrates how the three dimensional bar chart divides data from source records into categories and displays the total for each category as a vertical bar. Figure 42 illustrates how Siebel CRM displays a cluster of bars for categories rather than a single bar if the chart is configured with a Z series axis. ## Three Dimensional Horizontal Bar ChartFigure 43 illustrates how a three dimensional horizontal bar chart is functionally equivalent to a three dimensional bar chart except the X-axis and Y-axis are switched. This layout displays horizontal bars. Figure 44 illustrates how, if a series axis is present, then clusters of horizontal bars replace individual horizontal bars. ## Three Dimensional Stacked Bar ChartFigure 45 illustrates how the three dimensional stacked bar chart normally includes a series axis. The chart displays a single stack of bars for each category. A bar with a different color for each series displays in this stack of bars. A stacked bar chart displays the individual value for each series in the category and the total for the category. In this example, the Project Revenue Analysis chart displays data in the following ways: - Data in the values axis corresponds to project revenue
- Data in the category axis corresponds to a quarter
- Data in the series axis corresponds to the project name
Each quarter along the X-axis includes a stack of bars. Each bar in the stack indicates the revenue reached in a specific quarter. The stacks in each bar indicate individual projects. ## Two Dimensional Bar ChartFigure 46 illustrates how the two dimensional bar chart is functionally equivalent to a three dimensional bar chart except it displays data without the illusion of depth. A two dimensional chart is generally easier to read accurately but might be less visually attractive than the three dimensional chart. If a series axis is present, then the two dimensional bar chart displays bars in a cluster. ## Two Dimensional Horizontal Bar ChartFigure 47 illustrates how the two dimensional horizontal bar chart is functionally equivalent to the three dimensional horizontal bar chart except it displays data without the illusion of depth. ## Two Dimensional Stacked Bar ChartFigure 48 illustrates how the two dimensional stacked bar chart is functionally equivalent to the three dimensional stacked bar chart except it displays without the illusion of depth. ## Line ChartsA line chart displays trends across categories or over time.This topic incudes examples of different line charts. ## Two Dimensional Line ChartFigure 49 illustrates how the two dimensional line chart displays one or more lines plotted against an X-Y grid. If there is no series axis, then Siebel CRM displays a single line. If there is a series axis, then Siebel CRM displays one line for each color in the legend. ## Three Dimensional Line ChartFigure 50 illustrates how the three dimensional line chart is functionally equivalent to the two dimensional line chart except it displays with the illusion of depth. ## Two Dimensional Spline Line ChartFigure 51 illustrates how the two dimensional spline line chart displays one or more lines plotted against the X-Y grid with the points plotted accurately but the line between points smoothed mathematically: - If there is no series axis, then Siebel CRM displays a single line and set of points.
- If there is a series axis, then Siebel CRM displays one line and the corresponding set of points for each color in the legend.
## Three Dimensional Spline Line ChartFigure 52 illustrates how the three dimensional spline line chart is functionally equivalent to the two dimensional spline line chart except the three dimensional spline line chart includes the following differences: - Displays with the illusion of depth.
- Does not display the actual data points. It only displays a smoothed line.
## Combo Line ChartFigure 53 illustrates how a Combo line chart displays a single bar chart with superimposed dots. The two charts share the category axis but each chart includes separate data points axes that Siebel CRM displays in the following ways: ## Pie ChartsA pie chart compares the relative difference across categories. It divides a circle into segments that represents the percentage of the whole for each category. This topic includes examples of pie charts. ## Three Dimensional Pie ChartFigure 54 illustrates how the three dimensional pie chart aggregates data in the records according to category and displays each category as a separate segment in the pie: - The category constitutes the X-axis. It is the set of pie slices and corresponding labels.
- The data points constitute the Y-axis. it determines the relative size of each pie slice as a percentage of the total.
You cannot define a series axis for a pie chart. The three dimensional pie chart gives the illusion of depth for visual attractiveness. ## Two Dimensional Pie ChartFigure 55 illustrates how the two dimensional pie chart is functionally the same as the three dimensional pie chart except without the illusion of depth. ## Scatter ChartsA scatter chart displays the distribution of data across two dimensions, which is useful for probability distribution and other uses. Because the category axis must contain only numeric data, you cannot convert the two dimensional scatter chart to other chart types, such as the bar chart, line chart, or pie chart. For this reason, the following conditions apply for the two dimensional scatter chart: Figure 56 illustrates a two dimensional scatter chart. |

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