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Graph Settings and Color Bands

Note: This article covers how to set properties for individual graphs. Users with admin permission can access global graph settings to set default line colors and widths, as well as global color bands


When viewing an indicator or performance measure, you can adjust the data display by clicking Graph Settings.


Here you can adjust several display properties. In this example, the number of previous time periods was reduced, target values are turned off, trend line is turned on, and color bands are turned on, with manual adjustments to color band thresholds. 



There are also options to set minimum or maximum Y axis values, and toggle display labels and forecast values.


After clicking Save, the graph is updated to include color bands, trendline, and fewer data points.


You can use the time sliders below the graph to adjust the period for which data is displayed.



When using color bands, those colors are also used in the Data Values table to the right, as background colors for each data point.



As shown above, color bands are the background colors displayed with data values, to make the data easier to understand at a glance. Color bands are not displayed by default; they must be turned on in Graph Settings.


Color band thresholds are based on each data point’s percentage of its target value. So color bands are relevant when target values are defined.


As an example, this measure is a ratio with a polarity of Lower is Better, so by default, the measured data approaches yellow and red levels when the ratio exceeds 100%.


But for this particular ratio, whose data points range between 10:1 to 13:1, it would be more helpful to have a different set of threshold values. You can add bands, up to seven in total, and click each band’s color swatch to set a different color.



After saving the changes, the new color bands make it easy to see which data points are in which range.