Using small multiples - Amazon QuickSight

Using small multiples

Use this feature when you need to set multiple comparative visuals in a row. When you activate the small multiples feature, Amazon QuickSight creates a container or shelf of small visuals, presented side-by-side. Each copy of the visual contains a one view of the data. Using small multiples is a way to get a holistic view of your business, in an efficient and interactive way.

Small multiples aren't listed in the palette visualization icons. Instead, the option to create small multiples appears as a field well, in the visuals that support it.

To add small visuals to your analysis
  1. On a line, bar, or pie charts, add a field to the Small multiples field well.

  2. To see your small multiples, you need to enlarge the container that holds them, so you can see all of them at once.

  3. To format the set of small multiples, choose Format visual (the pencil icon) from the menu on the visual. You can adjust the following settings:

    • Layout

      • Visible rows

      • Visible columns

      • Number of panels

    • Panel title options (toggle)

      • Font size and color

      • Font weight

      • Text alignment

    • Panel order options (toggle)

      Line thickness, style, and color

    • Panel gutter (toggle)


    • Panel background (toggle)

      Background color

The following screenshot shows an example of small multiples:

This screenshot shows 3 pie charts in a row. The field well for Small multiples is at top right.