Slope chart


There is no dedicated chart type for Slope charts. However, with Scalar/Cross sampling analyses you can create slopes out of Category chart.

How to create a Slope chart?

  1. Use Scalar (or Cross sampling) with 'Calculations: Value at' for two (or more) points in time.
  2. Set 'Output series' to 'One series per input'.
  3. Rename 'Value labels'.
  4. Add Category chart.
  5. Add points on each end:
    • click on each line and under Presentation properties > Appearance > Graph style select 'Custom' select 'Marker style',
    • repeat that for all lines.

Cleaning graphical elements

  1. To remove '[scalar]' from legend's descriptions click outside chart area and under Presentation properties >Chart elements untick 'Analysis text'.
  2. Some things cannot be disabled but you can select for them 'transparent color', those are:
    • click on Y-axis, under Presentation properties > Appearance > Text color,
    • click on Y-axis, under Presentation properties > Appearance > Tick color,
    • click on Y-axis' description , under Presentation properties > Appearance > Text color,
    • click on X-axis, under Presentation properties > Appearance > Tick color.
  3. Disable other graphic elements from chart:
    • click on any grid line, under Presentation properties untick 'Show grid lines',
    • click inside chart area, under Presentation properties > Border > Sides select 'Bottom'.

Adding value labels on chart

  1. To add value label right-click on any dot, select 'Add observation label'.
  2. Click on it, under Presentation properties check Custom style:
    • under Anchor line > Width select 'None',
    • under Anchor appearance > Style select 'None'.
  3. Double-click on label's text. Leave only {s .Value}.

Now you can copy the label with Ctrl+c keys, click on any other dot, and paste label with Ctrl+v. It will keep the style of first label.


Slope chart

In this example we calculated annual average CPI and showed its level on years 2019 and 2022.