Access More Wave Charts and Configure Them in More Ways
Visualize Data with New Wave Charts
Wave charts now include calendar heat map, horizontal and vertical dot plots, the familiar line chart, and parallel coordinates, all of which used to be available only in explorer. Geo map and the angular gauge (available in Reports and Dashboards) are newely available in Wave.
Calendar heat maps are useful for visualizing recurring discrete activities, such as closing accounts, over long periods of time. In this chart, you can easily change the granularity of the time-based grouping, such as from month to week or day.
Horizontal and vertical dot plots use the size and coloring of bubbles to visualize multiple dimensions and measures.
Parallel coordinates is useful in displaying how data elements in a grouping stack up against each other using one to four measures.
Geo maps allow you to visualize data that contains geographical coordinates (latitude and longitude). For example, in a U.S. map you can display airport data with bubbles centered on actual airport locations instead of just home states.
Use the angular gauge chart to track progress along a single measure, such as how much revenue has been realized versus the target.
Enhance Charts with Icons
Add character to your charts by adding faces, flags, or other images to the numbers they display.
All you need is a dataset with an ungrouped URL dimension whose values are URLs to the icon images. For example, each row in the following dataset has a URL that points to a flag image stored in your org:
Country,Country_code,Region,flag_img_url,Accounts,Value Australia,aus,South Pacific,https://myorg.content.force.com/file-asset/flagaustraliapng,1898,22930651 China,chn,East Asia,https://myorg.content.force.com/file-asset/flagchinapng,2051,29754009 Europe,eur,Europe,https://myorg.content.force.com/file-asset/flageuropepng,4668,61238042 France,fra,Europe,https://myorg.content.force.com/file-asset/flagfrancepng,2303,28746829 India,ind,Asia,https://myorg.content.force.com/file-asset/flagindiapng,2721,32037499 Italy,ita,Europe,https://myorg.content.force.com/file-asset/flagitalypng,1722,26340986 Japan,jpn,East Asia,https://myorg.content.force.com/file-asset/flagjapanpng,2872,36916012 Russian Federation,rus,East Europe,https://myorg.content.force.com/file-asset/flagrussiapng,1847,27387456 South Africa,zaf,Africa,https://myorg.content.force.com/file-asset/flagsouthafricapng,879,9794857 South Korea,kor,East Asia,https://myorg.content.force.com/file-asset/flagsouthkoreapng,1643,21934785 United States of America,usa,North America,https://myorg.content.force.com/file-asset/flagusapng,6527,87044191
You can import that dataset into Wave, then query it in SAQL mode:
The image URLs are queried using some non-grouping SAQL function: first('flag_img_url') as 'flag_img_url'.
Returning to chart mode, you can then add the icons and configure their properties using a simple set of chart properties right from Wave.
Get More out of Donut Charts
Large slices of donut charts now display their values.
What's more, you can customize the center value. Normally, the center value reflects the value of selected slices.
With the new customizable center value, you decide what’s shown in the donut chart’s center.
Change the Range to Zoom In
Custom domain lets you determine which portion of a chart to focus on. For example, a bar chart can show you store sales.
To focus only on stores that performed above a certain sales total, set the low value for the custom domain to the minimum sales total required. The updated bar chart shows only the bars with totals that fall in the new range.
Select Data by Dragging the Mouse Pointer
Selecting data points is as easy as click and drag.
Or, click individual data elements, and keep clicking to continue to select multiple elements. Go back to the default selection (all selected) by clicking outside the chart on any white space in the chart.
Other Updates to Wave Charts
You can adjust the bubble size on scatter charts and maps that use bubbles.
Charts that use bubbles, such as dot plots and bubble map, now have a legend that correlates value to bubble size.
Flat and polar gauges have tooltips and can be selected in a trellis display.