Pyramid charts are used for comparison of data, e.g. sales data of a product for a year. A pyramid chart consists of various segments, each representing a data point. The height of the pyramid segment, with respect to the entire pyramid, depicts the value for a specific data point.
In this section, you will be introduced to the:
Basics of a pyramid chart
Salient features of a pyramid chart
Basics of a Pyramid Chart
As you know, each segment in a pyramid chart represents a dataset with the height of the segment representing the value for that dataset. To distinguish segments from one another, you can configure them individually for their background, border, etc. Adjacent to the pyramid segments, the label and value of that pyramid can be displayed.
A simple 2D pyramid chart looks like this:
Interactive pyramid slices, when clicked can separate from the main pyramid
Ability to seamlessly convert 3D pyramid to 2D pyramid by right clicking on chart and selecting View 2D
Option to render the pyramid in 2D mode with more control over border and fill properties
Smart labels to avoid overlapping of pyramid labels
Option to place labels on the side or in the center of the chart
Custom tool text for each pyramid slice
Links supported for each pyramid slice
There! You have now seen and understood the basic elements of a pyramid chart.