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Insight Advisor analysis types

Insight Advisor provides results using a wide range of analysis types. These analysis types provide best practice visualizations when generating insights.

Different analysis types are used depending on the inputs of the query and the characteristics of your data. The Qlik cognitive engine determines the best analysis type for your query depending on the available data. The following table describes the analysis types. Not all conditions for each analysis type are listed. The table also lists charts potentially available as alternatives when editing an Insights chart.

Analysis types
Analysis type Description Dimensions Measures Charts Alternative charts
Fact Specific aggregated totals. 0 1-2 KPI None
Values List of specified dimensions and measures values as a table. 0-10 0-10 Table None
Rank Ranking of dimension values by a measure, with optional grouping. 1-2 1

Bar chart

Pivot table

Pie chart

Funnel chart

Word cloud

Multi KPI

Breakdown Breakdown of a measure by multiple dimensions. 2-3 1

Treemap

Bar chart

Table

Bar chart

Sankey chart

Heatmap

Mekko chart

Distribution plot

Map distribution Breakdown of measures by multiple geographic dimensions. 1-2 1-2 Map None
Overview Overview of a measure by multiple dimensions. 1-2 1 Distribution plot None
Contribution Provides a rank with a cumulative contribution (Pareto chart). 1 1

Combo chart

Table

Table

Combo chart

Year-to-date Breakdown of a measure (this year from last year) by a dimension. 1 1 Bar chart

Bar chart

Sankey chart

Heatmap

Mekko chart

Distribution plot

Trend Performance of a measure over time, optionally broken down by a dimension with low cardinality. 1 date/time dimension and optionally 1 other dimension 1-3 Line chart

Variance waterfall chart

Area chart

Distribution plot

Process control chart Provides an indication of a measures performance over time relative to the mean (sigma). 1 date/time dimension 1 Line chart None
Comparison Compare two measures over a dimension. 1 2

Scatter plot

Combo chart

Multi KPI

Scatter plot

Correlation Provides the relative correlation between 2 measures over up to 2 optional dimensions. 0-2 2

KPI

Distribution plot

None
Cluster (K-Means) Provides a comparison between 2 measures over a dimension while clustering the results with KMeans. 1 2 Scatter plot None