Most chart types rely on aggregation due to the nature of MongoDB datasets. Sometimes I have simple datasets where I want to set a field not as an aggregation but as the value of a field. Yes, we could use spreadsheets to achieve this, but its nice having all the charts in one interface
AdminTom (Product Manager, MongoDB) commented
Hi John, can you give an example? When we have aggregation channels it means the chart expects a number (e.g. to show the length of a bar). In the case where you only have one document in a category, an aggregation like Sum, Min or Max will all return the raw value.