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    Radar Line Charts are plot types useful to depict ordered measurements of single or multiple variables across different category ranges. A radar line chart arranges categories radially and connects corresponding points with straight lines. The data values are represented by Symbols or shapes laid out across radial lines and connected via straight or curved lines.

    Radar Line Chart with Multiple Values

    A radar line chart can be used to depict measurements of one or multiple variables across various category ranges. For example, the Radar Line Plot with Multiple Values can be used to display two types of average ratings for many movie genres.

    Radar Line Chart with Multiple Values

    Radar Line Chart with Multiple Values

    Radar Line Chart with Multiple Lines

    A multiple-line radar chart lets you split data values into subcategories for finer analysis. For instance, the Radar Line with Multiple Lines chart can be used to depict average movie ratings in different countries for several movie genres. See Radar Line Chart with Multiple Lines walkthrough to learn how to create this chart.

    Radar Line Chart with Multiple Lines

    Radar Line Chart with Multiple Lines

    Radar Line Plot Properties

    The Radar Line Plot properties discussed below can be accessed from the Properties Panel on selecting the Chart > Plot from the Report Explorer. You can access some of the important properties from the Plot's Smart Panel too. See Chart Smart Panels topic for more information. Both the Properties Panel and the Smart Panel can be accessed by right-clicking the plot in the design area.

    Common

    Action

    The action to perform when the Radar Line Plot is clicked. The action can be a hyperlink, a bookmark, or a drill-through.

    Labels

    The properties related to label settings in a radar line chart.

    LineStyle

    The line style for borders. Includes LineColor, LineStyle, and LineWidth properties for customization.

    Name

    The name of the plot. By default, a chart containing a single plot has the plot name as 'Plot1'.

    Symbols

    Represents the properties that allow you to customize the look of symbols that form the Radar Line plot.

    Tooltip Template

    Contains the tooltip template settings. You can choose from the list of predefined settings or set your own in the Expression Editor.

    Configurations

    ClippingMode

    The Clipping Mode determines how a plot extends within the plot area. The ClippingMode can be set to

    LineAspect

    The Line Aspect determines the line style that connects data points.

    Opacity

    The Opacity is the percentage value of the opacity of the plot fill color. 100% opacity means that the plot fill color is opaque while 0% opacity means that the plot fill color is completely transparent.

    Overlays

    Overlays property is a collection for superimposing the data trend on a plot. For more information, see Trendlines topic.

    Rules

    Rules control the appearance of plots based on specified conditions. For more information on conditions, see Rules topic.

    ShowNulls

    Represents how null or empty values should be shown in the plot - Gaps (default), Connected, or Zeros.

    StartAngle

    Indicates the arc angle that defines the clockwise rotation of the chart. A full rotation makes 360 degrees.

    SymbolOpacity

    Represents the opacity value of symbol fill color.

    Encodings

    Category Encoding 

    The Category Encoding of a Radar Line Plot is a set of properties that determine the period over which the plot generates connected data points representing the Data Values. The Category encoding includes the following properties.

    Values

    The Values property is the collection and takes the field as a category.

    SortingField

    The SortingField defines the order in which the categories are displayed. It takes the default same as the Values field, but you can also specify another field to sort the categories.

    SortDirection

    The SortDirection defines the ascending or descending order in which the categories should be sorted.

    SortingAggregate

    The SortingAggregate property specifies the aggregate to use for sorting the categories. 

    Color Encoding

    The Color Encoding enables the color legend of the Details or Category Encoding. It includes the following properties:

    Aggregate

    Aggregates the value of Color expression.

    ShowValuesName

    If set to True, the legend is displayed based on the value specified in Details encoding or Color encoding.

    Values

    The Values is the collection where the value of the Color expression is specified. However, the Radar Line Plots take the first item from the collection.

    Details Encoding

    The Details Encoding breaks down the data values into subcategories and produces additional groups. The Details property is the collection of items and each item includes the following properties that define the Details encoding:

    Shape Encoding

    The Shape Encoding enables the shape legend of the Details or Category Encoding in Radar Line charts. It includes the Aggregate function and the shape expression, which is elaborated below:

    Aggregate

    To show aggregated values such as Average, Count, and Sum instead of individual values, specify an Aggregate function.

    Value

    The Value property is the collection and usually takes a bound field. However, the Radar Line plots take the first item from the collection.

    Size Encoding

    The Size Encoding enables the Aggregate function and Size expression in Radar Line charts. The Size Encoding works solely with numeric values and breaks down data values into ranges that determine the symbol size.

    Values Encoding

    The Values encoding specifies the data values and represents the collection of items and each item includes the following properties.

    Type

    The Type property provides 'Simple' and 'Complex' options to choose from. However, for Radar Line Plots, 'Simple' is acceptable.

    Value

    The Value property is the collection and usually takes a bound field. However, the Radar Line Plots take the first item from the collection.

    Aggregate

    To show aggregated values such as Average, Count, and Sum instead of individual values, specify an Aggregate function.

    Text Encoding

    The Text Encoding provides support of any dataset field in chart labels and tooltips and allows displaying additional info on the chart. When two text encodings are added, they are displayed by default with the ";" delimiter. A text encoding includes the following properties:

    Aggregate

    Aggregates the value of the Text expression.

    Target

    Specifies whether this text is for a Label or a Tooltip Label. The label format is controlled with the chart's Labels > Template property or Tooltip Template property.

    The Template property can use both the predefined values and the added text encoding fields, for example:

    Count:{Text0}
    Sum:{valueField.value}

    Template Key

    A unique key, used in the chart plot's Labels > Template and Tooltip Template to access the text encoding value.

    Value

    A field, constant or expression to be displayed.

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