Line Chart - Solid and Dotted line

I have a line chart visualization where the X axis is Year+Quarter and Y axis is a numerical value. I want to understand the logic behind the start of the dotted line vs the solid line. I see the dotted line starts at the beginning of the 2020 Q2.

1. What determines the start of the dotted line? Is it based upon the current date? So the future quarter will be shown as dotted? 

2. Can the start of the dotted line be changed based on a custom value stored in one of the application tables? 

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  • Hi gopa dutta Could you attach a picture? This sounds like it may be a bug as I'm not aware of a special dotted line line type in use in our charts!

    Margie

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  • Hi, 

    Attached is the screenshot. You can see that towards the end the solid line turns into a dotted line

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  • Just to clarify - you should get the dotted line for time buckets that are not complete (e.g. this month) or in the future.  

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  • Hi gopa dutta - Sorry, I learned something new! My team just informed me that we show a dotted line on a time series if the latest period is incomplete.

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  • Thanks for the responses Margie and Bill.

    This answers my first question.

    Regarding the second question - 

    2. Can the start of the dotted line be changed based on a custom value stored in one of the application tables? 

    Based on your responses, I am thinking that the dotted lines feature is built within the line chart and is not dependent/cannot be made dependent on a different time value l(Eg: a past time value.)

    Can you please clarify?

    Thanks

    Gopa

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  • Hi,

    A follow-up question - 

    In the line chart, Can the start of the dotted line be changed based on a custom value stored in one of the application tables? 

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  • gopa dutta I don't think so 

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