Animating data over time in a time-series chart

Animating time-series charts over time is an engaging storytelling tool which uses smoothly animated  lines and text label positions that gradually reveal the data trends.

To animate the focused time range and trends over time in a time-series chart,

  • Click on the play icon.
    • Shift+click to animate with five steps.


  • The animation moves the ending time key forward at each step.
  • The animation automatically stops after reaching final data point.
  • You can also stop animation by clicking the stop icon, which appears when using time race animation.