Posted On: Nov 18, 2022

Amazon QuickSight launches a new capability for authors to style their line charts using the new line and marker customization options. With the new styling options you can make line charts more readable and drive readers’ attention towards the line series you want to emphasize. 

While colors help convey meaning, in certain cases choosing different line patterns could help differentiate between lines for people with color blindness or making lines bold could make them stand out from the rest. Some enhancements like step line interpolation are more than a styling feature where you would prefer to display step lines for data that changes at a specific point in time and at irregular intervals. For example, if you were to build a chart of postage stamp prices in the US, a step line would be preferred than a slope to indicate change in price. The line between the dates would remain flat till the next price change is observed. To learn more, click here.

The new line and marker customization options will be available in Amazon QuickSight Standard and Enterprise Editions in all QuickSight regions - US East (Ohio and N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland and London), South America (São Paulo) and AWS GovCloud (US-West).