Amazon QuickSight
User Guide

Customizing Data Labels on Visuals

To customize data labels on a visual, you can use the Format Visual pane to show data labels, and then use the settings to configure them. Data label customization is supported on bar, line, combo, scatter, and pie charts.

You can customize the following options:

  • Position, which determines where the label appears in relation to the data point (for bar, combo, and line charts):

    • For vertical bar charts, you can customize to set position:

      • Above bars

      • Inside of bars

      • Bottom of bars

      • Top of bars

    • For horizontal bar charts, you can customize to set position:

      • Right of bars

      • Inside of bars

    • For line charts, you can customize to set position:

      • Above lines

      • Left or right of points on lines

      • Below lines

    • For scatter charts, you can customize to set position:

      • Above points

      • Left or right of points

      • Below points

  • Font size and color (for bar, combo, line, scatter, and pie charts)

  • Label pattern, which determines how data is labeled (for bar, combo, line, and scatter charts):

    • For bar, combo, line, and scatter charts, you can label:

      • All

      • By group or color

    • For lines, the following additional label options are available:

      • Line ends

      • Minimum or maximum value only

      • Minimum and maximum values

  • Group selection (for bars and lines, when the label pattern is "by group/color")

  • Allow labels to overlap (for bars and lines), for use with fewer data points

  • For vertical bar, combo, and line charts, labels that are too long are angled by default. You can configure the degree of angle under the X-axis settings.

Note

If you add more than one measure to an axis, the data label displays the formatting for the first measure only.

Use the following procedure to configure data labels.

  1. On the analysis page, choose the visual that you want to format.

  2. Choose the on-visual menu at the upper-right corner of the visual, and then choose Format visual.

  3. On the Format Visual pane, choose Data Labels.

  4. Enable Show data labels to show and customize labels. Disable this option to hide data labels.

  5. Choose the settings that you want to use. The settings offered are slightly different for each chart type. To see all available options, see the list before this procedure.

    You can immediately view the effect of each change on the visual.

  6. Close the Format Visual pane by choosing the X icon in the upper-right corner of the pane.