Changing Visualization Types

You can change visualization types to best suit the data you’re exploring.

When you create a project and add a visualization, Data Visualization chooses the most appropriate visualization type based on the data elements you selected. After a visualization type is added, dragging additional data elements to it won’t change the visualization type automatically. If you want to use a different visualization type, then you need to select it from the visualization type menu.

  1. Confirm that you’re working in the Visualize canvas. Select a visualization on the canvas, and on the visualization toolbar, click Change Visualization Type.


    You can also add a new visualization to the canvas by dragging it from the Visualizations pane to the canvas.
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  2. Select a visualization type. For example, change the visualization type from Bar to Stacked Bar.


    You can choose any visualization type, but the visualization types that are highlighted in blue are the recommended ones based on the data elements you select and where they’re positioned on the canvas.
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    When you change the visualization type, the data elements are moved to matching drop target names. If an equivalent drop target doesn’t exist for the new visualization type, then the data elements are moved to a drop target labeled Unused. You can then move them to the drop target you prefer.