Color dashboards facilitate the identification of visual elements in business reports leading to the quick recognition of marketplace trends.
You can represent data values using the following visual formats: Color,
pattern, size, or text. These formats can be applied to an entire dataset or to a
subseries within a dataset.
The following sections explain how to add visual formats to a dataset.
To add a fixed visual format (not keyed to data), click the ‘Edit’ button in one of the format fields in the ‘Visual’ pane: ‘Color’, ‘Shape’, ‘Size’. If no dimension or measure is specified for that field, the selected format is applied globally. If a dimension or measure is specified for the field, the formatting is keyed to the data in that field; see the related sections for more information.
To add a visual format to a dimension, simply drag the desired dimension
from the ‘Data Source’ tree to the desired format field in the ‘Visual’ pane
(‘Color’, ‘Shape’, ‘Size’, or ‘Text’).
If the dimension is not already used on the chart X-axis, this creates a new
subseries using the specified formatting.
To represent data using color, drag a dimension or measure from the ‘Data
Source’ panel to the ‘Color’ field in the ‘Visual’ panel.