CDP Data Visualization enables you to create Sparklines visuals. A Sparklines chart shows the general shape of the variation in measurement (usually over time) in a simple, condensed, and memorable manner. Sparklines are small and succinct, and can be easily located with the text where they are discussed. You can contrast Sparklines with typical X/Y charts that are designed to show as much data as possible.
- Start a new visual based on the World Life Expectancy dataset.
Select Sparklines in the VISUALS
The shelves of the visual changed. They are now X Axis (mandatory), Y Axis (mandatory), and Filters.
Populate the shelves from the available fields (Dimensions,
Measures) in the DATA menu.
Under Dimensions, select
yearand drag it to the X Axis.
Under Measures, select
gdp_per_capitaand drag it to the Y Axis.
- Under Dimensions, select
gdp_per_capitafield of the Y Axis shelf, click the (arrow) icon and select .This is necessary because the Sparklines visual type uses aggregated measurements.The Y Axis shelf now contains the modified field
Click REFRESH VISUAL.
The Sparklines visual graph appears.
On the Filters shelf, add several
Dimensions and Measures from the
This enables you to dynamically control the data input and to discover the data at a more granular level.
For example, from Dimensions, drag
un_regionto the Filters shelf.
- Click the (pencil) icon next to the title of the visualization to edit it, and enter World Population - Sparklines as the new name.
- Click SAVE at the top left corner of the Dashboard Designer.