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The histogram is suitable for visualizing distribution of numerical data over a continuous interval, or a certain time period. The data is divided into bins, and each bar in a histogram represents the tabulated frequency at each bin.

Number of columns (dimensions and measures)

You can only apply a single dimension to a histogram. The dimension must be a numerical field. Histograms do not need a measure, as the frequency of the binned data is automatically calculated.

Information noteYou cannot use a master dimension that was created using the expression editor, even if the resulting field is numeric.

Columns (dimensions and measures)

Default settings for a histogram

Most native Qlik Sense chart types are automatically sorted on the dimension content:

  • Numeric content is numerically sorted.
  • Categorical content is alphabetically sorted.

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