Graph Settings

For users with instance administrator permission.


When viewing a measure, there are established colors and widths for the lines that connect target values, actual values, trend lines, and forecast lines. In this example, actual values follow a dark blue line, target values follow a dashed brown line, etc. The key below the graph identifies each line.

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Note: To configure which of these lines appear on the graph, click the data graph’s Graph Settings button. The forecast line is enabled by clicking Edit Forecast.


In addition, when viewing a data graph’s trend line comparison, there are established colors for the different data comparison lines.

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To set the properties of both sets of lines, click the Administration icon at the top, and choose Graph Settings.

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On the Chart Options page, the top section is where you can set the data graph colors and line widths that will be used to connect target and actual values, as well as trends and forecasts. A preview of a sample data graph appears on the right. In this example, actual values are connected by thick black lines, target values are connected by thinner dashed red lines, etc.

Note: These colors differ from those used in color bands, which can also be globally customized.


Below this section you can set the colors for comparison lines. In this example, the data itself will use a black line, the first compared measure uses purple, the next uses blue, etc. 

For any changes to either section, be sure to click Save Changes, or you can click Reset to Defaults to start over.


Returning to the data graph, the data lines now have the new colors: actual values use a thick black line, target values use a thinner, dashed red line, etc.

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These line colors and thicknesses are also used in Bar graph view.

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Switching to trend line comparison, the data itself uses the first selected color (black) while the two compared measures use the second (purple) and third (blue) colors.

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An "Aggregate" dropdown option is also available on the Measure graph and displays above the measure graph on the far left for measures with a reporting frequency of Monthly or Quarterly. The "Aggregate" dropdown allows users to see the measure data displaying in the graph summarized Annually or Quarterly, with an option to "Reset Graph" at any time.
Default Graph View
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Aggregate Annual Graph View
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Aggregate Quarterly Graph View
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The order of compared measures is set according to how they are listed in the Relationships section, under Measures to Compare on Graph. Measure order can be changed by dragging a measure by its three-dot icon.