Dashboards and visualizations

With data loaded up in our Parabola Tables, we’re ready to begin creating visualizations. 

Building challenge

In this challenge, we’ll recreate the sales dashboard seen in the video. 

  • In the SKU Sales by Month Table, transform View 1 from a Table to featured metrics. Add metrics for total sales (formatted as currency) and total units sold. 
  • Create a new view, and make this view a column chart. Name the chart Total Sales by Month and put month on the X-axis and revenue on the Y-axis. Name both axes accordingly, and format the Y-axis as currency with zero decimals. 
    • Pro tip: You’ll need to do some extra formatting when setting up your X-axis. Make sure to define your starting and ending formats, similar to how we did in the Format dates step. 
  • Create a new view. In this Table, format the Revenue column as currency with two decimal places, and add a color scale rule so that the lowest values are red, the middle values are yellow, and the highest values are green. 
  • Switch your views to tiles, and have your featured metrics large on top, with the column chart and Table side-by-side below. 

To check your work, take a look at this quick video.

Visualizations overview 

There are a few different type of visualizations you can create in Parabola: 

  • Headline metrics 
  • Column charts
  • Line charts
  • Area charts
  • Scatter charts
  • Mixed charts 

Pro tip

  • Beyond creating different views of the data, you can click the Switch to tiles button to separate your views and drag around tiles. 

To learn more, check out our support docs

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