The Custom Chart widget, unlike the other widgets, allows you to upload your own data through a CSV file. This way you are able to select exactly the data you want to show in your chart, down to the last detail.
The Custom Chart widget has multiple templates. For each template, there is a specific CSV file that can be downloaded. Here's an example:
In this guide we'll discuss the following:
1. Setting up your data
First of all, to add this widget to your PDF report, you will have to click on the Custom Chart button in the Widgets area.
Once you add it, you select from the dropdown menu at the Extra Options the type of chart that you want to use.
The next step is to download the CSV example, as shown below, and then to add the values that you want.
First you need to convert your CSV file to Excel, in order to create different columns. For more info, take a look at the CSV guide.
Then you would have to adjust your data in the Excel File:
When you are finished with the editing of the your file you can save again as CSV, click on Upload and choose the CSV that you just created.
2. Custom Chart Options
You can select the name that you want to give to your graph at Widget Name that is located in the Extra Options tab. This name will not be shown in your report, it is just a name for your ease of use.
Also, you can choose how you would like to align your graph. You can align it to one side and have explanatory text or another widget on the other side or center it.
Click the Update preview button to see how the widget you've created looks like
Take a look below at some different layout possibilities:
Make sure to click Save PDF and continue adding widgets.
3. Widget logic rules
If you want to only show this widget under certain conditions, you'll need to set the widget logic rules. If you want to show a general widget that is visualized every time a PDF report is generated, you can choose not to include a widget logic rule. Learn more about Widget Logic.
Once you've saved your logic rules, don't forget to save PDF and you're ready to add more widgets!
Here are some examples of graphs and their CSV files:
Diverging Bar chart
What is next?
Take a look at some more available widgets that you can add to your PDF?
- Use the widget to show your respondents their results from different questions and compare them to other components. A bubble chart stands out because it allows for a comparison between three variables.
- Add a to the personalized PDF report to represent average or actual scores or percentage results for question blocks or formulas. Respondents can see at a glance if they've scored towards the top-end or bottom-end of the scale.
- Add an XY Chart widget to show your respondents the relationship between two variables. The respondents can compare and evaluate their answers on the XY chart created and see where they or their answer stands at.