Word Cloud Chart

Also known as Tag Cloud or Weighted List

1. What is a Word Cloud chart?

A word cloud chart is a collection of words depicted in different sizes. The more frequent and important the word is, the bigger and bolder it appears in the word cloud.

When to use Word Cloud chart?

A word cloud chart is recommended when :

  • You want to display essential data

  • You want to emphasize the data in just a glance

2. How to build a Word Cloud chart with example

The word cloud chart visually depicts revenue by country, utilizing varying font sizes to represent the revenue levels associated with each country, providing a quick and engaging overview of the revenue distribution across different countries and highlighting the relative importance or contribution of each country to the overall revenue.

  1. Click Click here to add your first chart

  2. In the menu, select Word Cloud to create a Word Cloud chart

3. Word Cloud Chart Config

  1. Select the database you use to create suggested in the list

  2. Choose the table containing the data you use to create, then it will show you the list of fields included in the table

  3. Drag/drop or select the Legend properties you want to display on the Word Cloud Chart

  4. Drag/drop or select the Value corresponding to the Legend properties

  5. Drag/drop or select the Sorting field to sort out the data in the chart (optional)

  6. Drag/drop or select the Filters field to emphasize a specific data (optional)

  7. You can see the visualization of your chart on the left side and select Settings to change the element’s settings


You can change the title of the chart, choose the font, color and size of the name. You can also add the subtitle and change its format.


Data color can be set auto or you can choose your favorite colors.


You can change the background color of the chart.


When you hover over a word of the chart, a text box appears to display information about the data of that word. You can change the text color, font, and background.


Change the display unit, precision, and other functions

8. After building the chart visualization, click Add to create your chart.

9. Your chart will show up along with actions like sharing, editing, etc.

We hope that the above instructions will be useful to you. Let's have a look at our other articles to learn more about using other charts in data visualization with Rocket.BI.

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