The Column Graph is a type of Chart control in which numerical values are illustrated with horizontal columns. They are particularly effective for showing values that are categorized by two separate characteristics, such as year and sector.
- Label: Label is the text that is displayed over the control and helps the user to understand the purpose of the Column Graph Control.
- Properties: These properties help you customize the Label by changing the text size, weight ( Light, Normal, Bold, Extra Bold, X Extra Bold), alignment (Left, Center, Right, Justified) and color of the label.
- Type: The Type field is automatically generated depending upon the type of control used. In this case, it is a “column_graph” type.
- Unique Name: A Unique Name is used to uniquely identify a control in your App. Every control that is added on the screen gets an auto-generated Unique Name based on the Label name given to the control.
- Hidden: The hidden option helps you to hide the field from the user. This might help to perform any computation that you do not want the user to see. It also helps display certain fields only when a specific condition is met/not met.
- Caching: When the caching option is selected and if a LOOKUP formula is applied to this control, the state that the LOOKUP returns will be cached and the user will be able to see this state of the field even when the user accesses the microapp later with no connectivity. This option is required when you want your app to be accessible in offColumn mode as well and when populating the latest data from the sheets is not critical.
- Hide Label: This option hides the label of the control from the view.
- X-Axis Title: This option allows you to give a title to the X-Axis of the chart.
- Y-Axis Title: This option allows you to give a title to the Y-Axis of the chart.
- Chart Height: This allows you to set the height of the Column Graph. By default, the height is set to 450 px.
- Aggregate Data: This option can be used when you need to quantify the number of certain elements using a chart. For example, if you have a list of employees with department names you want to plot graphs about how many employees are in each department you just bind the department column and aggregate it.
- Data Values: When this option is selected you will be able to see the values corresponding to each arch next to it.
- Legends: It is the Column of a chart that helps describe each of the parts that help make up a chart. You can enable legends by selecting this option.
How to Use Column Graph Control?
Start with selecting the Column Graph Control from the Charts section of the Controls Menu.
The Column Graph Control will then appear on the screen in the builder, you can then set all the above mentioned properties as per your requirements.
You can use the F option to bind data to Column Graph Control and the V option to add validations to the field. You can learn more about validations here. There are two ways in which you can bind data to the chart
- Sheet: It allows you to get value from a sheet and display it in the control.
- Formula: It can be used to apply formulas and use the output of those formulas to set the control. You can learn more about formulas here.
Column Graph with values
You can switch on or switch off one of the value arrays by clicking on the legend of that value array. (Notice the scale has also changed in image 2 since the maximum value in image two has changed.)