Indicator

    An indicator displays data as a single number.

    indicator_chart

    A typical use for an indicator may be the number of incidents for the past day, current revenue, or the number of visitors per year.

    1. Open the All workbooks overview page and select your workbook.

    2. Open the dashboard to which you want to add a chart.

    3. In the upper-right corner, click Edit.

    4. Click AddChart (Wizard). You'll see the chart creation wizard.

    5. On the top left, select the Dataset you want to visualize.

    6. Click the chart type field on the right of the dataset section and select Indicator from the drop-down menu.

    7. Drag and drop the Measure to the appropriate sections of the chart (see the Data fields tab).

      Your chart creation wizard should look similar to the following:

      indicator_chart-wizard

    8. Click Save in the upper-right corner of the page.

    9. Name your chart and click Done.

    10. Choose the appropriate location for your chart by dragging it around the dashboard and resize it by dragging the lower-right corner of its frame.

    11. Click Save in the upper-right corner of the page.

    Wizard slot Description
    Measure Measure. Single-field slot.
    Chart filters Dimension or Measure. Used to filter values. You can add a Measure Names or Measure Values field to this slot.

    To open chart settings, click to the right of the chart type above the wizard slot fields. You'll see a dialog window with the following controls:

    Control Default state Description
    Header Off Displays the specified text in the centered line above the chart.

    After managing the controls, click Apply to see the results on the chart preview.

    To open slot settings, click in a row with the slot name.

    Measure:

    Under Size, select how big you want the indicator numbers to appear.

    Under Color, select the color of the numbers. Choose Auto to let the Visualization pick the color for you.

    • This chart type can't display NULL or negative values.

    • It's a good idea not to have more than six indicators per tab - otherwise, they could lose their significance to the viewer or even cause confusion.

    • Use emojis to make the indicator content pop into the viewer's attention:

      1. In the Measure section, click the # in your data field. You'll see a data type properties dialog.

      2. Under Prefix, post an emoji into the text field and click Apply:

        emoji-prefix