Creating a Graph Matrix widget

The Graph Matrix widget consists of several area graphs that display actual values. Each area graph also has a line graph above it to show forecasted values. One graph is displayed for every combination of elements from the attributes in the Grid/Graph’s rows and columns. For example, in the widget below, the Category attribute is in the Grid/Graph’s rows and the Region attribute is in the Grid/Graph’s columns. Twelve graphs are displayed because data exists for four regions and three categories of products.

Example of a Graph Matrix widget

There is a separate area graph for each combination of region and product category. For example, there is an area graph that focuses solely on electronics product figures in the Northeast region. Values in that graph are plotted across quarter (on the X-axis) and revenue (on the Y-axis). The line graph at the top of the area graph represents revenue forecast metric values, or the amount of revenue the company predicted it would generate.

To create and add a Graph Matrix widget to a document

  1. Open the document in Design or Editable mode.

  2. From the Insert menu, point to Widgets, then Flash. Select Graph Matrix (deprecated).

  3. Click the location on your document in which to place the widget. You cannot place the widget in the Detail section of a document. The Grid/Graph, which appears similar to a standard grid container, is displayed. A small icon at the bottom right corner of the Grid/Graph identifies the type of widget you have added to the document.

  4. If required, resize the widget by clicking and dragging its handles.

  5. From the Dataset Objects panel on the left, select attributes and metrics, and drag them on top of the widget, as described below.

  6. You must place either two attributes on the rows, one attribute on the columns, and one metric on the columns, or you must place three attributes on the rows and one metric on the columns.

  7. View and test your results in one of two ways:

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