We’re excited to get some big ups for this big change as we announce the big launch of big value comparisons!
Big value comparisons are the simplest way to show how a metric is trending or has changed over time. In this article, we'll show you when to use big value charts and comparisons to improve your data storytelling.
Big Value charts are the quickest way to get an important value across to someone. I find big value charts make the biggest impact:
Big value charts help stakeholders quickly understand the significance of data and make informed decisions, so they should be a staple in a lot of your dashboards.
Last week, we launched a big improvement to our big value charts: including comparisons!
Comparisons allow users to include additional data points or benchmarks for comparison against their primary metrics. This gives you the flexibility to compare metrics across different time periods, departments, regions, or any other relevant dimension.
By adding comparisons to big value charts, you unlock the ability to do things like:
To add comparisons to your big value charts, run a query with the numbers you want to compare, then select the big value chart type.
Once you’ve got the data you want to compare, head to the configure tab and click on comparison. Turning on the option compare to previous row will compare the first row in the field you’ve selected for your big number to the second row.
You can read more about the configuration options for big value charts in the docs here.
These new Big Value comparisons let you add more important context to your big value charts so your users can get the insights they need, faster than ever. But, Big Value comparisons are just one of the many features we’re working on here at Lightdash to supercharge your charts, so watch this space!
You can check out this new feature alongside many of our other powerful visualization capabilities by signing up for a Lightdash Cloud trial here (the first 30 days are free) or reaching out to us for a personalized demo.