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Zoom Chart

International Manufacturing Index (1947 -1992)

An interactive line chart that allows you to view the trend across a large data set and select areas to display in the Zoom area.

Get Started

Step 1: Download the plugin

Step 2: Follow the simple instructions for adding the plugin to your existing Pentaho BA Server
Step 3: Get Creative - explore your data, build cool stuff, amaze your friends and co-workers!

These visualizations are provided for demonstration purposes ONLY. They are provided with no warranty or commitments regarding the quality of the sample and/or platform support. Many of the underlying charting libraries used in these samples only work on a subset of browsers that are part of Pentaho's official support matrix.

Working With Zoom Charts



  1. Drag one or more attributes into the "Rows" shelf of the layout panel to define which members you wish to plot.
  2. Drag a measure into the "Measure" shelf.

  • Zoom in on an area of the chart by selecting an area of the full view chart at the bottom of the visualization
  • You can drag a selected zoom area left or right to scan the data with the zoom view.

Tell Us What You Think

We're having lots of fun experimenting with various emerging visualization technologies and we would love to get your feedback.  Here are a couple of ways you can share:

  • Update the Zoom Chart enhancement ticket
    • Post feedback about additional ideas for improvements
    • Get out and vote!  All of the visualizations we are sharing are prototypes which we can consider for inclusion in future GA releases of the Pentaho suite.  Voting for an enhancement is a great way to influence the priority in which we 'product-ize' these visualizations
  • Tweet about it - got feedback or a cool example you've created and want to share? Tweet your comments or screenshots to #12DaysOfViz

Known Limitations

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