Renewed Report Builder: XY Chart

An XY Chart widget is a great way to show your respondents the relationship between two variables. The respondents can compare and evaluate their answers on the XY chart created and see where they or their answer stands at.


This guide will teach you:

  1. Add a XY chart to the page
  2. Setup the chart
  3. Additional settings
  4. Additional buttons

1. Add a XY chart to the page

To add a XY chart widget to the page, all you have to do is click on it and drag and drop it on the page.

XY Chart- add a XY Chart to the page

If you would like to create columns and split your content in more widgets, then first you would need to select the number of columns you want.

You can find all the different column formats at the layout widgets.

XY Chart- layout widgets

Then you can drag and drop the column widget on your page and add the widget in the column.

XY Chart- add a XY Chart in a column

Once you add the widget a pop-up window will open where you can setup the chart.

2. Setup the chart

XY Chart- setup the chart

Start by setting up your Dimensions, which refer to the points that will show on your XY Chart. Click Add metric to add the first one.

XY Chart-  settings

  1. Dimension Label - give a different name to each dimension to ensure you are looking at the correct data.
  2. Dimension color - choose a color by clicking on color selector. Take care to choose distinctly different colors for each point, so it will be easy to tell the difference between them!
  3. X/Y Axis position - you can choose variables from the Add variables dropdown to set the x-Axis and y-Axis values of each point or you can add numerical values.

  4. Add metric - click Add metric to add more variables to your dimensions.

  5. Plot group of responses - toggle this button to enable filters to plot multiple points.
  6. Add Dimension - click to add more dimensions.

XY Chart- plot group of responses


If you change your variable data, you must collect a new response in order to preview your chart.

Now you've set up your graph, you can also configure the last settings.

XY Chart-  settings

  1. Chart title - This title will be displayed above your chart
  2. Show Legend - Toggle the button if you want to display the different score names associated with your data matrix
  3. Y-Axis title - Add a title to your Y-axis
  4. X-axis title - Add a title to your X-axis

Don't forget to click Save and close to save your work and preview your chart.

3. Additional settings

Select the widget and then at the right of the screen click on the gear button. The widget list will be replaced by the additional settings.

XY Chart- additional settings

Here you can find the following settings:

  1. ID
  2. Name
  3. Rules
  4. Margins
  5. Background color
  6. Chart settings 

1. ID

This is the ID of the widget.

XY Chart- id

2. Name

You can name your widget in order to identify it easier.

XY Chart- name

3. Rules

You can add your widget logic rules to ensure that your content will be visible only when the conditions are true. 

XY Chart- rules

When you click the Edit rule button a new pop-up window will appear.

XY Chart- add logic rules

Select from the dropdown menu the option you want, and then fill in all the required fields. Once you add everything you can click the Submit button.

XY Chart- submit button

Your content will not be displayed on the page anymore, instead of the content you will be able to see the widget logic rules.

XY Chart- rules

If you would like to edit your content again just click on the rule and the widget will expand. To edit the rule you would have to click on the Edit rule at the settings.

XY Chart- edit rule

This is the window where you can delete the rule by clicking on the Delete rule button.

XY Chart- delete rule

4. Margins

Add margins to create space around elements and move them in your page. By default the margins are set to 0, but you can change that anytime and add the margin you prefer.

XY Chart- margins


You can add margins left and right to make your chart smaller. The bigger the margins, the smaller the chart. Note that the margins should be equal, in order for the chart to be centered in the page. 

5. Background color

You can change the background color of this specific widget by clicking the color selector.

XY Chart- background color

Once you click it the background color selector will expand and you will be able to select the color you want or add the color hex.

XY Chart- background color

To save just click Apply color.

6. Chart settings

You can change the default title and label font size if you want. This is very useful if you are placing your chart inside a column, or you adjust its size. In this case you will have a smaller chart but your text will still be readable.

Spider chart- chart settings

4. Additional buttons

When you click on your widget 4, blue buttons appear.

XY Chart- additional buttons

The Arrow allows you to move between the different layers of the page. For example if you add a widget in a column then you have 3 layers: the page, the column and the widget. The arrow allows you to quickly select a different layer.

The second icon, the four arrow sign, allows you to move your widget up or down to the page.

XY Chart- additional buttons

The third icon, the page, allows you to copy this widget and the forth icon, the bin, to delete it.

What's next?

  • Renewed Report Builder-Bubble chart: The bubble chart widget allows your respondents to see their results from different questions but also compare them to other components. A bubble chart stands out because it allows a comparison between three variables.
  • Renewed Report Builder-Bar chart: Add a Bar Chart widget to your customized report to show respondents' results or another data set at a glance. This way you will display your data with rectangular bars. It allows you to show data separated into categories with relative numbers.

  • Renewed Report Builder-Gauge chart: Add a gauge chart to your personalized PDF report to represent average or actual scores or percentage results for question blocks or formulas. Respondents can see at a glance if they've scored towards the top-end or bottom-end of the scale. It  allows you to display a large data set visually.
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