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Using the Vega Lite editor in Chart Builder

Chart Builder uses Vega-Lite, which provides a JSON syntax for creating and styling visualizations. While the Visual Builder interface within Chart Builder on data.world allows one to quickly generate a simple chart, using the Vega Lite editor allows extensive customization of the appearance of the chart.

One important note - once you modify a chart using the Vega Lite editor, the Visual Builder will no longer be accessible. Customize the chart as much as possible in the Visual Builder first before switching to the Vega Lite editor for fine-tuning to keep yourself from needing to do extra work.

This article assumes that you have already enabled the Chart Builder integration on your data.world account. If you have not already, you can enable it from the integrations page while logged into your account.

For a primer on using Chart Builder, please see the Data visualization with Chart Builder.