Amazon QuickSight
User Guide

Customizing a Visual

Use the following list to see which visuals support what type of formatting.

  • Bar charts (both horizontal and vertical) support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title, field labels, and data labels

    • Customize, display, or hide legend (exception: simple charts without clustering or multiple measures don't show a legend)

    • Specify axis range and steps on the x-axis for horizontal bar charts, and on the y-axis for vertical bar charts

    • Choose how many data points to display on the x-axis for vertical bar charts, and on the y-axis for horizontal bar charts

    • Show or hide the “other” category

  • Combo charts support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title, field labels, and data labels

    • Customize, display, or hide legend (exception: simple charts without clustering, stacking, or multiple measures don't show a legend)

    • Specify axis range on bars and lines

    • Choose how many data points to display on the x-axis

    • Show or hide the “other” category

  • Donut charts support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title, data labels, and legend

    • Customize, display, or hide the labels for group or color and value fields

    • Choose how many slices to display from the Group/Color field

    • Show or hide the “other” category

  • Gauge charts support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title. Display or hide axis labels.

    • Customize how to display the value or values: hidden, actual value, comparison

    • Choose the comparison method (available when you use two measures)

    • Choose the axis range and padding to display in the gauge chart

    • Choose the arc style (degrees from 180 to 360) and arc thickness

  • Geospatial charts (maps) support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title and legend

  • Heat maps support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title, legend, and labels

    • Choose how many rows and columns to display

    • Show or hide the “other” category

  • Key performance indicators (KPIs) support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title

    • Display or hide trend arrows and progress bar

    • Customize comparison method as auto, difference, percent (%), or difference as percent (%)

    • Customize primary value displayed to be comparison or actual

  • Line charts support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title, field labels, and data labels

    • Customize, display, or hide legend (exception: simple charts don't show a legend)

    • Specify axis range and steps (on y-axis)

    • Choose how many data points to display on the x-axis

    • Show or hide the “other” category, except when the x-axis is a date

  • Pie charts support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title, data labels, and legend

    • Customize, display, or hide the labels for group or color and value fields

    • Choose how many slices to display from the Group/Color field

    • Show or hide the “other” category

  • Pivot tables support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title

    • Customize, display, or hide the labels for column, row, and value fields

    • Display or hide totals and subtotals on rows or columns

    • Choose additional styling options: fit table to view, hide column field names, hide duplicate label when using single metric

  • Scatter plots support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title, legend, field labels, and data labels

    • Specify axis range (on x-axis and y-axis)

  • Tabular reports support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title, legend, and columns

    • Customize, display, or hide the column names for group-by and value fields

    • Display or hide totals at the top or bottom of the table

  • Tree maps support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title and legend

    • Customize, display, or hide the labels for group-by, size, and color fields

    • Choose how many squares to display from the Group by field

    • Show or hide the “other” category

  • Word clouds support the following formatting:

    • Customize, display, or hide title

    • Customize the word color, and the number of words to display from the Group by field

    • Show or hide the “other” category

    • Choose additional styling options: allow vertical words, emphasize scale, or work with fluid layout, lowercase, padding level, or maximum string length