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When you add a chart component, you can display data from either:

  1. A sheet in your spreadsheet

  2. A relation column in the data editor

Once you've chosen the source, the chart will automatically present your data. You can then choose a style of chart and affect how the data is calculated and displayed.

Presenting the data

Whether you choose a sheet or a relation for the source, the chart will default to presenting the data for all the rows based on the first column. However, you can use the Label and Quantity properties to change this.

For example, suppose we have a sheet which shows three orders for a shop.




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Bread pudding


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Honey Chia


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Apple pie muffin


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If we have only the Label property connected to the Orders column, then the chart will count all of the rows with the same value in that column and group those in the chart as three segments, each with a count of one. The chart then shows the total in the middle.

However, if we change the Quantity property to our Quantity column, then the calculation for the chart changes.

Now the chart shows how many of that particular item were ordered. We could also change the label to show the name of the customer instead.

Using a relation as a data source

A relation column can also be the data source for a chart. This allows you to make the chart component show the relevant data for different list items. For example, in this task management app, each user's chart shows their personal stats on their tasks.

To do this you need to have an existing relation column setup in the table in which you are adding the chart.