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Learning QlikView Data Visualization by Karl Pover

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Data visualization style guide for table charts

Although table charts are not graphs, it is just as important to respect a few rules so that they can be more easily understood.

Rule 1 – use adequate labeling

All components of a chart should be made coherent by adequate labeling. We will use Tahoma as the font of all labels and use a font size between 8 and 10.

Chart labels

In the Window Title textbox within the General tab of the Chart Properties window, include a chart label that explains the purpose of the table chart and describes the characteristics common to all the columns (for example, USD $, EUR €, Kg, L, Ton, and so on). For example, Customer KPI Heat Map (blue = high, orange = low), Customer KPI Comparison or Net Sales by Division / Customer ...

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