Documentation Data Pipeline

FAQs about the Data Pipeline

We try to answer all the most frequently asked questions on data pipeline here, but if you have a fresh one, send us a note at support@chartio.com or open a chat below. We’re always looking to add more!

If your result set is missing a value you'd expect to see from a column, that value won't be visible when you use a Pivot step. Here's how you can always include all the distinct values in a pivoted column.

If your browser's Page Zoom is not set to 100%, the Advanced Mode Pipeline may look weird or broken. Make sure to set the Zoom to 100% when using Advanced Mode.

Measures always take precedence over Dimensions in Chartio; however, insert a Sort Rows step in the Pipeline to re-sort when everything is evaluated.

To calculate a percentage, create two datasets and merge them with a cross join before defining the calculation for the percentage in a new column.

A rolling sum can be calculated in the Pipeline by using the Moving Average formula and multiplying it by the number of trailing rows.

Calculate a running total for your data by using the Running total preset formula in the Data Pipeline.

Adding row numbers to data with a rowid column with the Data Pipeline.

Use a cast function in the Custom formula field box to change a data type.

Combine the contents of your columns by using our Combine Columns Pipeline Step or by customizing how they'll be combined using Custom Formulas.

To compare different periods of time, you can use the data pipeline to find the difference between the periods and visualize it on a Single Value chart.

After creating a chart, use the Data Pipeline to alter your data and display values as percentages.

Count the number of times a keyword appears in a column or row or count all characters within a string.

Weeks are defined using the ISO week date system; however, you can change the start of the week in SQL Mode or using Relative Date Variables.

In order to dynamically change between dimensions on dashboards, use the Pipeline to define Dashboard Controls and the effect they have on your chart.

In order to separate two parts of a string, use an Add Column step with a custom formula to extract information from the one column into another column.

Learn how to use Chartio's Data Pipeline to extract values from JSON strings.

You can filter your charts by full days using Relative Date Variables in Interactive Mode or editing the query in SQL Mode

To compare relationships between columns, use a Filter Rows step in the Data Pipeline to organize your data based on conditions.

To find the date difference between rows, Add Column in the Pipeline with a datediff custom formula.

Use SQL to find out more about your data source, including historical information.

Generate a time series in Data Explorer's SQL Mode using functions supported by your particular data source

To group email addresses by their domain, extract the domain and then group by domain in the Pipeline.

Using a Group Step in the Data Pipeline, you can quickly aggregate rows, like the monthly average of users created per day.

As functions can't be performed on columns of NULL values, use an Add Column step in the Pipeline to convert NULL values to 0 or another column's result.

To exclude a large number of rows from your results without using filters, use an anti-join in the Pipeline.

Round numbers in your chart by adding a column in the Pipeline and using SQLite functions to write a custom formula to round.

Using the correct SQL syntax and built-in functions, you can insert date modifiers to change the format, filter, or perform calculations with them.

SQLite is used in the Data Pipeline, so you can use the SQLite functions to analyze your data.

Use a CASE statement in chart queries, Dashboard Controls, or in the Pipeline to modify your query results or set conditional logic.