Customizing Charts

It’s your data, so make sure it’s clearly telling the right story. Charts and data table can be customized for a more effective representation of your results. Customization options include on aspects like chart type, 2D/3D display of charts, color scheme, and more.

SoGoSurvey provides two different categories of charts:

Basic Charts

When you first run a report, a basic bar graph will be generated. From there, you may choose to customize this type or choose a different type of chart or graph.

Advanced Charts

Choose to update your basic chart to any of the following options in order to display your results more clearly.

Chart types Description
Vertical bar graph Data displayed using vertical bars. The vertical bars have lengths proportional to quantities they represent.
Horizontal bar graph A bar graph in which the length of each bar is proportional to the quantity to be presented and all bars go across from left to right.
Pie chart A type of graph in which a circle is divided into sectors that each represent a proportion of the whole.
Area chart A line chart with the areas below the lines filled with colors. Use a stacked area chart to display the contribution of each value to a total over time.
Bubble chart A chart that displays three dimensions of data. Each entity with its triplet (v1, v2, v3) of associated data is plotted as a disk that expresses two of the vi values through the disk’s xy location and the third thr`ough its size.
Cylinder chart Cylinder charts are similar to bar graphs but use cylinder-shaped items to show data. Although cylinder charts do not add any additional data, sometimes using this shape allows a better visual appearance of your data. 3D mode allows the best visualization of these charts.
Range chart A variable-control chart in which range (R) of a subgroup is used to track instantaneous variations and to evaluate the stability of the variability within a process.
Radar chart A graphical method of displaying multivariate data in the form of a two-dimensional chart of three or more quantitative variables represented on axes starting from the same point. The relative position and angle of the axes is typically uninformative.
Donut chart Just like a pie chart, a doughnut chart shows the relationship of parts to a whole, but a doughnut chart can contain more than one data series. Each data series that you plot in a doughnut chart adds a ring to the chart. The first data series is displayed in the center of the chart.


  1. Select your survey and click on Report.
  2. On the Report menu bar, choose your preferred report.
  3. Follow the wizard to generate your report.
  4. To modify a basic chart, switch from Basic to Advanced in the top right corner. Then use the Chart Type dropdown menu to make your selection.
  5. To change your chart to 3D mode, check the box in front of 3D. Unchecking the box will return your chart to 2D.
  6. To select a new color palette, choose from the Color Scheme dropdown menu to select themes such as SoGoSurvey Autumn, Bright, Lavender, MidTones, Mixed, Pastel, Poppies, Random, Spring, WarmEarth, and WaterMeadow.

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