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A graph can display one or more metrics across one or two dimensions of data.

Graphs are very powerful visualizations, and learning to use them enables you to answer a large variety of questions.

Graphs lets you easily see trends in business metrics over continuous data because you can select a subset of a dimension over which the metrics are graphed (such as a specific time frame) and zoom in to look at the data for that period in greater detail. For instructions to zoom in a graph or table, see Zooming in Visualizations.

In the following example, you see a bar graph in which the number of sessions associated with each day is depicted by the length of the bar. When you move the mouse pointer over the bar for a particular day, the numerical value represented by the bar displays.

Gradient Overlay on a Graph

You can right-click and select a Gradient Overlay from the menu to better view graph elements.

  • No Gradient Overlay (default). Select to show bars without gradient overlay applied.
  • Background from Left. Select to show gradation of colors across all bars from left to right.
  • Background from Right. Select to show gradation of colors across all bars from right to left.
  • Cylinder. Select to show gradation of colors from the center of each bar to the edge of each bar.

Adding Callouts to a Graph

You can also add callouts to linear graphs. See Adding Callouts to a Workspace.

To add a callout to Graph visualizations, you need to right-click at the bottom of the visualization (the base axis) to open a menu and select Add Callout.

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