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<h3>Data Visualization</h3>
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The Data Visualization module was written to provide a simple, high-level visualization
of your unique form data, letting you - very easily! - visualize waht you need through
Line Charts, Area Charts, Pie Charts, Bar Charts and Column Charts. In some cases, this
can provide merely a novel insight into the information in your form: in other cases,
genuinely useful information.
<h4>What it offers</h4>
This module provides a simple interface to create and manage your visualizations,
assign them to specific forms, and allows you fine-tune the permissions so that
each client may see different visualizations (if needed). It lets you embed your
visualizations in custom pages in the Form Tools user interface and in your own
web pages. There is no limit to the number of visualizations you can create, and
each may be customized with its own style.
<h4>Visualization Types</h4>
The current version of this module allows for two ways to visualization your data, but
depending on demand, we hope to expand this functionality (see the <a href="other/feature_suggestions/">Feature Suggestions</a> page!).
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<th colspan="2" style="height: 20px; text-align: left">&nbsp;Activity Charts</th>
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Activity Charts display the activity on your forms: the frequency of submissions
during particular periods of time. You may choose between <b>Line Charts</b>,
<b>Area Charts</b> and <b>Column Charts</b> to display the data.
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<th colspan="2" style="height: 20px; text-align: left">&nbsp;Field Charts</th>
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Field Charts display the breakdown of content in a single form field. Generally,
this visualization type is used on multi-select Option List fields, since they
offer a finite number of values that the field may contain. You may choose
between <b>Pie Charts</b>, <b>Bar Charts</b> and <b>Column Charts</b> to display
the data.
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