Dot plot properties

Below you will find in-depth user information about each property, what it does and how it can be applied

Many properties in the DATA section can be set overall for the whole chart, but also separately on the data point level. See data point styling for more details.


Binding Tab

1 Dataset

2 Series

Stying Tab


1 Position and Size

1.1 Position Chart Area

1.2 Position Plot Area

2 Appearance

2.1 Chart Background

2.2 Plot Background

3 Legend

3.1 Background

3.2 Symbols

3.3 Labels


3. Data Marks

3.1 Symbol

3.2 Connector

4 Data Labels

4.1 Number Format

4.2 Character

4.3 Paragraph

4.4 Shadow

4.5 Background

Axes and Grid

5 Numerical Axis

5.1 Number Format

5.2 Line

5.3 Major Ticks and Grid

5.4 Minor Ticks and Grid

5.5 Labels

6 Categorical Axis

6.1 Line

6.2 Ticks and Grid

6.3 Labels


Binding Tab


First row (column) are headings

When enabled, the first row (column) of the dataset are headings.

When disabled, the first row (column) of the dataset is included in the data range.

Data is in Sets the way data is structured: in rows or columns. Helpenter-Properties-Dot-plot-Binding-Data-is-in

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Name Text field to name the Series. By default, it is set to “New Series n”. In the Dot Plot, only one series is available. Helpenter-Properties-Dot-plot-Binding-Name
Category Used to bind categories. Every category is represented by one row or column. Helpenter-Properties-Dot-plot-Binding-Category
  If there are one or more empty cells in a category column/row an empty category is added. Values of multiple empty categories will be merged into one category.  Helpenter-Properties-Dot-plot-Binding-Category-Empty-Cells
Value Used to bind numerical values. Every value is represented by one data mark. Helpenter-Properties-Dot-plot-Binding-Value
  If there are one or more empty cells in a value column/row the corresponding data marks are not plotted.  Helpenter-Properties-Dot-plot-Binding-Value-Empty-Cells

Used to bind the data to the color of the icon. The bound column/row can represent categorical, numerical, or datetime values. By default, it’s formatted as a categorical value. The type of data can be adjusted in the Formatting tab.

Colors can be presented directly as HTML color, HEX, RGB, and CMYK values. More on that here.

To use direct coloring the color of data marks should be set to “None” under Styling > Data > Data Marks > Color.

Icon Used for direct binding. Data should contain the naming of an icon type. Possible values are listed here. Helpenter-Properties-Dot-plot-Binding-Icons
Legend Allows to use a column/row content to be used in a legend. Every unique element will be presented by a legend item.  Helpenter-Properties-Dot-plot-Binding-Legend

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Styling Tab

Data Marks >

Chart Orientation Defines the X-axis as horizontal or vertical Helpenter-Properties-Dot-plot-Chart-orientation

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Stroke Sets the color and weight of a line that connects the first and last dots inside one category

Possible color options are:
None, Solid, Palette, Gradient

Connector > Cogwheel >

Sets the type of the line cap. There are two types available: Butt and Round. Helpenter-Properties-Line_chart-Line-Stroke-Cap

Connector > Cogwheel > 
Dashed Line

Sets the length and gap of the dashes.

If Gap is left empty, the value from the Dash field applies as Gap.

When Dash is set on 0, and Cap on Round, the dots will be perfect circles



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