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Spark charts are data-intensive, design-simple, word-sized graphics charts for embedding in a context of words, numbers and images.

In this section, you will be introduced to the:

  • Basics of spark charts

  • Types of spark charts

  • Features of spark charts

Basics of Spark Charts

A typical chart is designed to show as much data as possible and is set off from the flow of text. A spark chart, however, is intended to be succinct, memorable, and located where they are discussed. The charts are used inline, which means that they are about the same height as the surrounding text. Spark charts can be intensively used in space-efficient executive dashboards to show a lot of KPIs in a single view.

Types of Spark Charts

The FusionCharts Suite XT offer three types of spark charts:

  • Spark Line Chart

  • Spark Column Chart

  • Spark Win-Loss Chart

Spark Line Chart

A simple spark line chart looks like this:

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Spark Column Chart

A simple spark column chart looks like this:

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Spark Win-Loss Chart

A simple spark win-loss chart looks like this:

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Salient Features

Given below is a list of features that spark charts offer:

  • Ability to configure trend-lines and trend-zones for the spark line and spark column charts

  • Ability to draw win, loss, and draw in the spark Win-Loss chart.

  • Support for pre-defined palettes and custom single color palettes.

  • Support for pre-defined themes.

  • Option to color open, close, high/low plot in different colors.

  • Ability to show/hide open, close, high/low value.

  • Ability to show/hide open, close, high/low anchors.

  • Ability to highlight period length by showing colored background blocks.

  • Ability to customize period length.

  • In Win-Loss chart, ability to color scoreless games with a different color.

There! You have now seen and understood the basics and types of spark charts.