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Pareto Graph

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Pareto graphs are single-series bar graphs with categories ordered according to the size of their data items (largest to smallest). A line above the bars shows the cumulative value of all of the data items to that point. A Pareto graph has two scales—one on the left that shows the actual data values, and one on the right that measures percentages of the total value of the data series.

Powering Pareto graphs

Pareto graphs require only two columns or rows of data from your DataSet—one for categories and one for values. The values in the values column are used to create both of the vertical scales in the graph. For information about value, category, and series data, see Understanding Chart Data.

In the Analyzer, you choose the columns containing the data for your Pareto graph. For more information about choosing data columns, see Applying DataSet Columns to Your Chart.

For more information about formatting charts in the Analyzer, see KPI Card Building Part 2: The Card Builder.

The following graphic shows you how the data from a typical column-based spreadsheet is converted into a Pareto graph:

Customizing Pareto graphs

You can customize the appearance of a Pareto graph by editing its Chart Properties. For information about all chart properties, see  Chart Properties.