Scatter Plot Graph
Intro
A Scatter Plot graph has two value scales, one on the vertical axis (or yaxis) and one on the horizontal axis (or xaxis). These values are treated as coordinates; for every x and y value pair, a single point is plotted on the graph. This type of graph is similar to both Category Scatter graphs and Bubble graphs. It is different from Category Scatter graphs in that it includes two value scales rather than one value scale and one category scale, and it is different from Bubble graphs in that it requires only three columns instead of four.
You can also build a Scatter Plot Time graph, in which you include timeline data instead of value data on the xaxis. In this case, all points are plotted on their appropriate date/time coordinates. The position of a point for a given date/time coordinate is still determined by its y coordinate value, however.
Powering Scatter Plot graphs
A Scatter Plot graph requires two columns of data in your DataSet—either two columns for value data or one with value data and one with datetime data. You can also optionally add a series column.
For information about value, category, and series data, see Understanding Chart Data.
In the Analyzer, you choose the columns containing the data for your Scatter Plot graph. For more information, see Applying DataSet Columns to Your Chart.
For more information about formatting charts in the Analyzer, see KPI Card Building Part 2: The Analyzer.
The following graphic shows you how the data from the value columns in a typical columnbased spreadsheet is converted into a Scatter Plot graph:
The following graphic shows you how the data from the datetime and value columns in a typical columnbased spreadsheet is converted into a Scatter Plot Time graph:
Customizing Scatter Plot graphs
You can customize the appearance of a Scatter Plot graph by editing its Chart Properties. For information about all chart properties, see Chart Properties. Unique properties of Scatter Plot graphs include the following. You can click a thumbnail image to see a larger image.
Property 
Description 
Example 

Grid Lines > Y Zero Line Color 
Determines the color of the horizontal "zero line" in Bubble and Scatter Plot graphs. This attribute does not work if the zero line is also the baseline in the graph (that is, the chart must contain negative values). In the example, this property has been set to 

Grid Lines > Y Zero Line Width 
Determines the width of the horizontal "zero line" in Bubble and Scatter Plot graphs. This attribute does not work if the zero line is also the baseline in the graph (that is, the chart must contain negative values). In the example, this property has been set to 

Grid Lines > X Zero Line Color 
Determines the color for the vertical "zero line" in Bubble and Scatter Plot graphs. This attribute does not work if the vertical zero line is the leftmost line in the graph (that is, the chart must contain negative values). In the example, this property has been set to 

Grid Lines > X Zero Line Width 
Determines the width of the vertical "zero line" in Bubble and Scatter Plot graphs. This attribute does not work if the zero line is the leftmost line in the graph (that is, the chart must contain negative values). In the example, this property has been set to 

Regression Lines > Show Linear Regression Lines 
Allows you to add a regression line for each series in a Scatter Plot or Bubble chart. 