Create a Chart

We’ll start with a quick example.

Creating a basic chart

From the top navigation, click Explore to open the Data Explorer.

The other path to the Data Explorer is through an existing Dashboard. From the Dashboards dropdown in the top navigation, select + New Dashboard or select an existing Dashboard. From the Dashboard sidebar, click Add Chart.

  1. Select data source from dropdown
  2. Drag a Dimension (such as Date or Category) to Dimensions
  3. Drag a Measure (such as ID or Payments) to Measures
  4. Click Run Query
  5. Change chart type (optional)
  6. Add chart title (optional)
  7. Click Save to Dashboard and choose a Dashboard or create one

Measures and Dimensions

Charts are made up of Measures and Dimensions. Dimensions are the grouped value, such as Category or Date. Measures are the aggregated value, such as Count of ID or Sum of Payments.

Learn more about Measures and Dimensions

Measures and Dimensions


Datasets are where you build your queries. They let you select and modify the data you wish to visualize. To combine data from multiple data sources, query each data source in a separate dataset in the same chart.

Learn more about Datasets

Learn more about joining Datasets

Adding more datasets

Data Pipeline

If you need to make any changes to your data results before you put them into a chart, the Data Pipeline can be incredibly useful. Filter or group your data, add calculated columns, and more.

To view a list of available Data Pipeline steps and instructions for how to add them, see our Data Pipeline documentation.

Learn more about the Data Pipeline

Chart Types

Chartio offers many useful chart types. Some chart types require specific column formatting and data types. To view our chart types and the format required for each, please see our Chart Type documentation.

Learn more about Chart Types

Sample chart