Sankey Diagram

Sankey Diagram

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Using Sankey diagrams

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Learn how to visualize data in a Sankey diagram.

What Sankey diagrams visualize

Sankey diagrams show metric flows and category relationships. You can use a Sankey diagram to visualize relationship density and trends.

A Sankey diagram shows category nodes on vertical axes. Fluid lines show links between source and target categories. Link width indicates relationship strength between a source and target.

Use cases

Use a Sankey diagram to visualize activity patterns like the following.

  • User activity flows on a website
  • Purchasing trends
  • Data or financial transfers
  • Energy use


Data for Sankey diagrams

To build a Sankey diagram, use data that includes source and target category fields and a metric that you are tracking between them.

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Sankey diagram installation

This documentation applies to the following versions of Sankey Diagram: 1.0.0, 1.1.0, 1.2.0, 1.3.0


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