Analyzing grouped data in a dashboard

Depending on how your dashboard was designed, you can work with large amounts of data by viewing one subset of the data at a time. Data in the dashboard is grouped based on a business attribute selected by the dashboard designer. You can also display an animation of the data, to cycle through a different display of the data for each element (or value) in the attribute.

For example, a dashboard displays inventory information, grouped by product categories, such as Movies and Electronics. Each product category is displayed as a separate item in the Page-by panel. To view only inventory information for books, you can click Books in the Page-by panel. The dashboard is automatically updated to display only data relevant to the Books category.

Prerequisites

The following procedures assume that your dashboard already contains grouped data.
To display an animation of the grouped data, your dashboard must support animation of the attribute elements in the Page-by panel.
You must have the Web Run Dashboard privilege.

To view subsets of data in a dashboard

1 Click the name of the dashboard to run it.
2 If the Page-by panel is not displayed, from the Show menu, select Page-by.
If the Page-by panel and the Show menu are not available, your dashboard is not designed to allow grouping data.
3 In the Page-by panel, select the item to view data for.

To play an animation of the data

1 Click the name of the dashboard to run it.
2 If the Page-by panel is not displayed, from the Show menu, select Page-by.
If the Page-by panel and the Show menu are not available, your dashboard is not designed to allow grouping data.
3 Do one of the following:
To show the animation and display the data grouped by each item in the Page-by panel, click the Play icon Play icon.
To pause the animation, click Stop Stop icon.

Related topics

Running and viewing a dashboard
Filtering data in a dashboard
Filtering data in a visualization