Use the Series settings panel to define the axis and legend entries, sort the series (by for example value), hide results due to low base size, add warnings to result with low bases size etc. To open the Series settings panel click any of the options in Series settings menu.
Here we see the Series settings menu, click any of these options to open the full Series settings panel.
Here we see the Series settings panel. The panel can be moved on the screen by drag and drop.
Below you can read more about the options that are available in the Data settings panel.
Axis and Legend entries
Here you select where each type of item (questions, answers, splits, intervals) shall be displayed in chart, either in legend or in axis. The legend can be thought of as the series and axis as the categories. The position, axis or legend, of each item does not impact the result, it is only the layout of chart that differs when changing the position of the items.
Here we three different examples, in all these charts the same question, answers and filter split is used but they are positioned differently in each chart. The result is though the same in each chart as the Axis and Legend entries only effects the layout and not the calculations.
A smart positioning logic is applied by default which positions all the items automatically based on what is shown in the chart. The algorithm is based on number of questions, answers, filter splits, if interval is applied or not and selected chart type. If you want to set your own position of the items just turn off the smart logic and move the items between and within the legend and axis box by drag and drop.
Here we see the Axis and Legend entries, the Smart logic is used by default but can be turned off.
Tip: click the eye icons in the legend and axis boxes to turn labels in the chart on and off.
Here you select to sort the series in the chart by value, alphabetically or by the internal value (the predefined sort order of all the questions and answers) sort order.
The sorting can be adjusted in both the legend and in the axis. The sorting interface depends on the items shown in the chart, if the legend contains one item only, no sorting controls appear for the legend, the same goes for the axis.
Example 1: in the example below the chart has one question in the legend and multiple answers in the series axis. As no sorting can be applied to the legend the sorting interface shows sorting controls for the axis only.
Example 2: in the example below two questions are shown in the legend and multiple answers in the series axis. As the sorting now can be adjusted in both the axis and the legend the sorting controls appear for both these areas.
Note: in the example above the axis items are sorted by value, as the legend in this example contains two items an additional list named “Select legend item to base sorting on” appears where it is defined which of the series that the sorting will be based on.
Warn for series with low base
Here you can select to add warnings to series with a low base size by applying a low base size limit.
If the result is weighted, and if the user of the StoryCreator can use both weighted and unweighted data through access rights defined by the administrator, it is also supported to define if the low base size check shall be based on the weighted or the unweighted base size.
An information text to be displayed in the footer of the chart can also be entered, the text appears only if any series in the chart has a low base size.
Here we see an example, the limit is set to 30 so all series with a base below 30 has a low base size warning.
Hide series with too low base values
Here you can select to hide series due to low base sizes by applying a base size limit, all the series that do not meet the limit will be hidden.
If the result is weighted, and if the user of the StoryCreator is permitted to use both weighted and unweighted data, it is also supported to define if the low base size check shall be based on the weighted or the unweighted base size.
An information text to be displayed in the footer of the chart can also be entered, the text appears only if any series in the chart has become hidden.
Here we see an example of an active low base size limit, the limit is set to 30 so all series with a base below 30 are hidden. In the example to the left the axis text of the hidden series are kept and in the example to the right the texts of the hidden series are removed from the chart.
Hide series with too low Result
Here you can select to hide series with a low result by applying a limit, all the series that do not meet the limit will become hidden.
Here we see an example where all the series with a result below 8 have been hidden.
Note: if the selected calculation type is a percentage share you can also select to hide the result based on the count instead of the actual % value.
Here we see where to select if the limit shall be applied to the count or the result.
Hide empty series
Here you can hide series without data/results. The following three options are available. They can be used simultaneously if needed.
- Hide date gaps: Use this option to remove intervals (weeks, months, etc.) without data (the option is only available when the chart contains Intervals). See example 1 below.
- Hide empty series: Use this option to remove splits without data, and answer options with a count = 0. See example 2 below.
- Hide splits with No Data: Use this option to remove a split option which without data (the options is only available when filter splits are applied to the charts). See example 3 below.
Example 1: The example chart below shows interval on the x-axis and every second interval is empty. In the left chart the “Hide date gaps” is not enabled so the intervals without data are still shown but in the right chart these become hidden as the “Hide date gaps” is enabled.
Example 2: The result for some of the answers in the chart is 0%. In the left chart the “Hide empty series” is not enabled so the series with 0% are still shown but in the right chart these become hidden as the “Hide empty series”” is enabled.
Example 3: The Age group is applied as Filter splits and the age group 25-34 does not contain any respondents. In the left chart the “Hide splits with No data” is not enabled so the series 25-34 is still displayed but in the right chart it becomes hidden as the “Hide splits with No data” is enabled.
Series and Chart borders
Borders can be applied to data series such as bars and columns and to chart and grid background.
Example of chart with series and chart borders enabled.
NOTE: The border settings are in the chart Format panel. The series border option is available only when selected chart type is column, bar, donut or pie.