The following feature has been added to the Preview Program. Feel free to test the feature and report issues or possible improvements in this thread.
App Creators can now make use of our new chart editor and the new and improved charts it can create. There are still features to be added before general availability, and the new charts should not be used in production apps until general availability as they may be unstable in the future.
We’ve been trying to create a charting experience that allows creators to create charts with more flexibility than they currently have, and which tries to be smart about picking the type of chart that will best represent your data.
How do I start creating new charts?
If you have enabled the preview program for your app (make sure to save after turning on the preview program), you should be able to see a toggle to switch between the current experience and the new experience the next time you are viewing a chart under UX → Views. Just press “Try it out” and you should be able to play with it.
How do I use the new editor?
The new editor will show you the columns in your app, and you can drag them into appropriate Configuration slots. We will then try to guess the type of chart that is appropriate for that type of data - however you can change this should you wish.
We’re also very interested in feedback as to the usability and discoverability of the features of this editor, so do please explore and let us know what you found.
What chart types are we supporting?
We are currently supporting bar, line, area, scatter, pie, and doughnut charts.
But what about my existing charts?
You can feel free to play around with this chart editor even on top of an existing chart, as they are co-existing alongside one another. You can switch back to your old chart by just pressing the “Use legacy charts” button.
What features are upcoming?
We’ll be rolling out new improvements to this periodically (so stay tuned to the Release Notes to get an exact accounting of what’s coming!), some notable features that will be coming soon are
- The ability to pick from several different themes for the colours in the chart
- The ability to show and hide the title and the ability to turn off clicking through the data on the chart
- The ability to customize what is in the tooltips that users see when over a chart