Bar / Column Chart Follow Method

Overview

The Bar / Column Chart Follow Method enables to you create column and bar charts included stacked column/bar and area charts.

Multiple Per FollowCol: No

Parameters

Title

Enter a descriptive title for this Follow Method for display on the My FollowCols and Dashboard screens.

Chart Type

Select which Chart Types to display on the Dashboard.

Plot By

Select whether to Plot by Series or Plot by Group. This determines whether to use the data or the group as the X-Axis or data legend, and vice versa. Plotting by Series will use groups as the data legend. Plotting by group will use the data as the data legend.

Group By

Select a column to group the data by, if any. If selected the data will first be put into groups according to the selected column and then the chart will be plotted. For example, if grouping by Region the data will be put into groups East, West, North, and South and the statistics will be calculated for each region. If this option is selected you can optionally select to "Average the grouped data" before the data is charted.

Date Grouping

Optionally, select if you would like the data grouped by Month, Quarter, or Year before the data is charted. If this option is selected you can optionally select to "Average the grouped data" before the data is charted. This can be helpful with large data sets, if it applicable to the data you are charting

Data

Select up to 4 data columns to plot in the chart.