Bubble size does not take in consideration all global values when a group happens

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  1. Spartan IV
    Spartan IV avatar
    10 posts
    Member since:
    Sep 2012

    Posted 20 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    Lets pretend this is the data:

    MusicGenre  AgeGroup  TimesPlay

    Rock             10-15              100
    Rock              16-20             200
    Classical        10-15               5
    Classical         16-20              4

    If I do not group the data and I plot it

    1. Then Rock 16-20 is the biggest bubble (biggest)
    2. Followed by Rock 10-15 (2nd biggest)
    3. Classical 10-15 (tiny)
    4. Classical 16-20 (tiny)

    But I get the same color for each bubble

    If I group by Genre

    I want to have the same color for Rock and a different one for classical and that happens, but then the bubble size
    is determined by items in the same group, not compared with the rest
    So Classical 10-15 and 16-20 now are big
    Classical 10-15 = 5 out of 9 instead of 5 out of 309
    Classical 16-20 = 4 out of 9 instead of 4 out of 309

    Both are rendered big, because the grouping is taking in consideration only items inside the group and not comparing with other groups

    I want to group to have different colors, but then the purpose of the bubble chart gets defeated, because having similar sizes doesn't make an useful visualization.

    Is this a bug or it is intended to work this way?


    dataSource: {
    transport: {
    read: { 
     url: "@Url.Content("~/Music/GetData")",
     dataType: "json",
      data: { // This are the parameters
      genre: function() {
       return "All";
    group: { 
     field: "Genre" 

    Any help? Is there a way to have groups but the bubble sizes are based on all the items, not only on the ones inside the group?


  2. toto rto
    toto rto avatar
    17 posts
    Member since:
    Apr 2010

    Posted 21 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    we are also getting the same behavior. can we get an answer from telerik please?
  3. Spartan IV
    Spartan IV avatar
    10 posts
    Member since:
    Sep 2012

    Posted 21 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    Functionality is NOT supported, I got an answer on a different thread


    This definitively needs to be added, because it doesn't make sense to have a bubble chart where you cannot compare different series between each other in a reliable way.
  4. Iliana Nikolova
    Iliana Nikolova avatar
    2622 posts

    Posted 24 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    Hi guys,

    As Hristo pointed, the described functionality is currently not supported in Kendo UI DataViz. We realize its importance and will do our best to address this limitation for future versions of the product. Please excuse us for the inconvenience caused.  

    Iliana Nikolova
    the Telerik team
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