In essence, a Spider Chart is a graphical method of displaying multivariate data in the form of a two-dimensional chart of three or more quantitative variables. Each variable is represented on axes starting from the same point.
One application of the Spider Chart View is having the control of quality improvement. You can easily display the performance metrics of any ongoing program using this view.
Spider charts are primarily suited for strikingly showing outliers and commonality, or when one chart is greater in every variable than another. They are also primarily used for ordinal measurements – where each variable corresponds to “better” in some respect, and all variables on the same scale.
Field selector- this shows you all the numeric fields, select the ones to display in the chart. Each one will be an axis in the view.
Accumulated child values- This button will show you the sum of all the values of that field on all descendant components.
Component series- This button changes the axes to be the components rather than the fields.