C07: Line charts

Line charts – always with horizontal axes – display data in their temporal development.

Features for IBCS® certification of software


  • Proper scaling of charts with the same unit (values, volumes, shares, ratios)
  • Integrated legends at the left of the first data points or right of the last data points
  • Data labels above or below the line markers
  • Consistent title and footnote concept
  • Use of category axes for meaning (“semantic axes”)



  • Message concept
  • Highlighting differences
  • Highlighting with trend arrows
  • Integrating and highlighting comments