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One Measure

This example will walk you through how to create a simple line chart when you have one continuous, aggregated field that’s broken down by some dimension.


  1. Add a field to Columns. This is generally what you want to see on your x-axis. The example below uses a time series.
  1. Add a continuous, aggregated field to Rows. It will be plotted along the y-axis of your visualization.
  1. If it isn’t already, make sure to set your Mark Type to Line.
  1. Add a dimension to the Color channel. Your chart will split into multiple lines, with each series representing a group within your dimension. You should also now have a legend that maps each color to the corresponding series names.

Multiple Measure

This example will walk you through how to create a simple line chart when you have multiple continuous fields.


  1. Add a field to Columns. This is generally what you want to see on your x-axis. The example below uses a time series.
  1. Add the system-generated Measure Values to Rows. After you do this, you’ll see that the Measure Values shelf appears.
  1. Add continuous, aggregated fields to the Measure Values shelf to plot them on your visualization. These fields will be plotted along the y-axis of your visualization. You can think of the Measure Values field as a placeholder or variable that references the list of measures you add to the Measure Values shelf.
  1. If it isn’t already, make sure to set your Mark Type to Line.
  1. Lastly, add Measure Names to the Color channel. This will ensure that each field in your Measure Values shelf is now its own group within a bar. You should also now have a legend that maps each color to the corresponding field names.
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