Chart > Chart Panels > Charting Types > Step Line Chart |
Step Line charts are similar to Line charts, the difference being that the successive data points are connected with horizontal and vertical segments instead of straight lines. Following is a description of the step line chart settings:
Sub Type - the following table summarizes the different subtypes of the line chart:
Subtype |
X Dimension Type |
Z Dimension Type |
Data Requirements |
Description |
---|---|---|---|---|
Series |
Categorical |
Categorical |
Value |
Shows series behind each other. |
XY Scatter |
Numeric |
Categorical |
Value |
Besides the value, each data point has a X coordinate at which it is positioned. |
Shape - defines the shape of the line segments. Possible values are: Line, Tape, Tube and Ellipsoid.
Depth Percent - controls the size of the tape shape.
Size - controls the size of the tube and ellipsoid shapes.
Sampling Mode - controls whether the step line uses sampling. When using sampling the step line will filter very close individual line segments and display a single line segment instead. This reduces the number of visual line segments and therefore leads to improved performance. When using sampling the step line series will not regard settings for markers and data labels, individual appearance styles and shadow. Possible value are:
Auto - The step line series uses sampling only when the number of data points is large.
Enabled - The step line series always uses sampling.
Disabled - The step line series does not use sampling. This is the default.
Sample Distance - controls the precision of the step line series when it aggregates adjacent line segments. The precision is specified in points.