Slope Chart

The slope graph represents a change in the value of a metric for a given attribute value over time. So each (sloping) line is represented by two points; one at the starting value of time and others at the ending value of time. When more than two values of time are provided, all points are plotted as in a line chart. A label showing percentage variation between two consecutive points is displayed(optional) along the slope-line joining the points.


Metrics: 1 metric.

Attributes: 2 attributes.

One attribute must be the time that is plotted along the x-axis. The second attribute is used to categorize input data.

Use as Filter Option - Available

slope inputs

Data labels

We can format the data label and variation. You can see the attached screenshots below.

Slope inputs

We have an option to enable/disable the All, Value and Variation Data labels.

Slope inputs


We can set thresholds on metrics using any criteria to show specific colors on the chart. We can also enable data labels for only the values which are highlighted in thresholds. Open the property editor by clicking on the ‘Edit’ button and select the ‘Threshold’ tab.

slope add threshold

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

slope threshold condition

After giving all inputs click on ‘Apply’ button.


At the starting value point and ending value point, the marker is displayed. These markers type and size are customizable.

Plot lines / Reference Lines

We can set reference lines in slope chart. The steps to set plot lines /reference lines are explained in plotlines

Background Image

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

Small Multiples

Slope chart supports small multiples feature. Small multiples is explained in smallMultiples.