Column Range Chart

VitaraCharts Column Range visualization can be used to represent minimum and maximum values across time or showcase the acceptable range of deviation for a specific category. Alternatively, it can be used to represent project timelines start date and end date. This representation is ideal for non-aggregatable metric representation like a stock on hand at various times as well.


Attributes: Level 1 attribute is required and optionally level 2 attributes can also be added. These attributes are used on the x-axis.

Metric: 2 Metrics, start value M1 and End Value M2 will need to be provided. Metrics are used on the Y-axis.

Use as Filter Option - Available

columnrange inputs

From 4.4 version, a new feature is added where all the elements in a group can be shown in a single row and to enable this feature, we need to have a color by attribute in the chart. In the appearance property tab, enable the Overlay Bar/Column option, you can see the elements in single row.

columnrange inputs

Below is the example where Yearly Category sales are shown.

columnrange inputs


We can set thresholds on metrics using any criteria to show specific colors on the chart. We can also include markers in thresholds. Open the property editor by clicking on the ‘Edit’ button and select the ‘Threshold’ tab.

column range add threshold

In the threshold editor window apply source, target, threshold condition and the other related information to set a threshold on the chart.

column range threshold condition

Apply all the inputs then click on ‘Apply’ button.

Play-by Animation

Play by - animation shows the chart for each element of the first attribute. For more details about the play by feature please refer to play-by.

Background Image

The steps to set a background image for all Vitara charts are explained in backgroundImage.