Charts

Charts are the visualization of data from a dataset in the form of a table or diagram.

Charts are created in a wizard based on data from a dataset. You can create an unlimited number of charts based on a single dataset.

The workspace in the wizard interface is divided into three main panels:

  1. A selection panel where dataset fields are displayed: Dimensions and Measures.
  2. A visualization setup panel where you can select a view. Each view has its own set of sections (such as X-axis, Y-axis, and filters) where you can drag dimensions and measures.
  3. A preview panel where the visualization is displayed.

Charts let you quickly analyze and test hypotheses. You can also save charts and place them on dashboards as widgets.

Chart type

The following types of charts are available in Yandex DataLens:

Simple table

Displays data in table format, where the first row defines the names of fields and the remaining rows define their values.

Section Description
Columns Dimensions and measures to be used as columns. Field names are used as column headers
Filters Dimensions and measures that are used as a filter
Colors Measure. Affects cell shading. It may contain only one indicator
Sorting Dimensions and measures specified in the Columns section.
You can use multiple dimensions and measures.
The order of fields in a section affects the sorting order of table fields

Pivot table

Displays data in table format, where rows and columns may contain dimension values and cells at their intersection may contain measures.

Section Description
Columns Dimensions
Rows Dimensions
Measures Measures. When more than one measure is added to a section, a dimension named Measure Names appears in the Columns section. It determines the location of measure headers. Measure Names can be moved to Rows
Filters Dimensions and measures that are used as a filter
Colors Measure. Affects cell shading. It may contain only one indicator
Sorting Dimensions and measures specified in the Columns and Rows sections.
You can use multiple dimensions and measures.
The order of fields in a section affects the sorting order of table fields

Line chart

Displays changes to indicators by dimension as a horizontal line.

Section Description
X Dimension. Only one field can be specified
Y Measure. Multiple measures can be specified. When more than one measure is added to a section, a dimension appears in the Colors section named Measure Names
Filters Dimensions and measures that are used as a filter
Colors Dimension or the Measure Names field. Affects the color of lines. Measure Names is removed by deleting measures from the Y-axis
Sorting Dimension. Can only use one dimension from the X-axis. Affects the sorting of the X-axis

Area chart

Displays changes to measures by dimensions as areas, showing the contribution of each line to the total amount.

Section Description
X Dimension. Only one field can be specified
Y Measure. Multiple measures can be specified. When more than one measure is added to a section, a dimension appears in the Colors section named Measure Names
Filters Dimensions and measures that are used as a filter
Colors Dimension or the Measure Names field. Affects the color of lines. Measure Names is removed by deleting measures from the Y-axis
Sorting Dimension. Can only use one dimension from the X-axis. Affects the sorting of the X-axis

Pie chart

Displays the size of elements in a single data series relative to the sum of elements as a circle.

Section Description
Dimensions Dimension. Only one field can be specified
Measures Measure. Only one field can be specified
Filters Dimensions and measures that are used as a filter
Sorting Measure or dimension. One dimension from the X section or any Measure. Affects the sorting

Bar chart

Displays data as flat vertical bars.

Section Description
X Dimensions. One or two dimensions can be specified
Y Measure. Multiple measures can be specified. When more than one measure is added to a section, a dimension named Measure Names appears in the Colors section. Measure Names can be moved to the X-axis
Filters Dimensions and measures that are used as a filter
Colors Dimension or the Measure Names field. Affects the color of lines. Measure Names is removed by deleting measures from the Y-axis
Sorting Dimensions and measures. Affects the sorting of columns

Tree chart

Displayed as a set of rectangles. Use this chart to compare proportions in a hierarchy.

Use this chart to compare proportions in a hierarchy.

Section Description
Dimensions Dimensions. Determines the hierarchy tree of nested rectangles
Size Measure. One indicator that determines the rectangle area
Filters Dimensions and measures that are used as a filter
Colors Measure or Dimension. Affects rectangle shading.

Scatter chart

Displays data points for comparing pairs of values.

Section Description
X X-axis dimension or measure
Y Y-axis dimension or measure
Points Points - Dimension. Specifies the number of points on the chart
Filters Dimensions and measures that are used as a filter
Colors Dimension or measure. Affects the color of points
Sorting Measure. Affects the sorting of columns

Access management

You can configure chart permissions. For more information, see Access management.

See also