When you add a field or dimension to a column or row, a multi-level slider located at the top of the Filters pane allows you to set the level of aggregation to use for viewing the data. The number of fields or dimensions in the row or column determines the number of levels on the slider; measures are not reflected in the slider.
The following figure shows the effect of the slider on a chart with one level of aggregation for both rows and columns.
Figure: Effect of the Slider on a Chart
Changing Date Grouping
If your chart includes data based on a date field, you can change the level of aggregation for the time data. To select the unit of time to chart:
Right-click on the date field in the Layout Band and select Change Grouping. Then select the time period you want form the cascading sub-menu.
The view updates to reflect the new date grouping.
Changing the Summary Function of a Measure
You can get a new view of your data by changing the summary function of a measure, for example, from sum to average. To select a new summary function for a measure:
Right-click on the measure in the Layout Band and select Change Summary Function. Then select the function you want form the cascading sub-menu.
The view updates to reflect the new summary function.
Pivoting a Chart
In order to pivot a chart, perform the following step:
Pivot the entire chart by clicking (). The row and column groups switch places; slider levels are maintained. The following figure shows the effect of pivoting a basic column chart.
Figure: Effect of Pivoting a Chart
Pivot a single group:
To pivot a single row group, right-click it and select Switch to Column Group. You can also move any field or dimension by dragging. You cannot drag a measure to a different group.
To pivot a single column group, right-click it and select Switch to Row Group. You can also move any field or dimension by dragging. You cannot drag a measure to a different group.