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Edit a Data Series: Units

Directly below is a video that explains why you would adjust the units. Below the video is explanation of “Units” drop-down menu.

Above the graph, click the "Edit Graph" button.


In the pop-up box that appears, click the “EDIT LINE” tab. (If you have more than one line on the graph, click the “EDIT LINE” drop-down menu and select the line [series] you want to edit.) Click the “Units” drop-down menu and choose an option. The graph will update automatically.


Unit options include the following:
Change; Change from Year Ago; Percent Change; Percent Change from Year Ago; Compounded Annual Rate of Change; Continuously Compounded Rate of Change; Continuously Compounded Annual Rate of Change; Index (the default): Scales the value to 100 for the chosen date.

For more details about the formulas for the Units options go to

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