The Dimensions Browser on the Filters tabbed page of the Envision workspace offers context-sensitive bucket names based on the chart type and allows you to navigate interactively through the data source [A Data Source is the source of the data such as CSV files, Databases, Data Engines, Google Drive, One Drive, and so on.] dimensions and measures on the screen, and simulate the report [A Report is a collection of individual report pages.] type that you want to print.
The Dimensions Browser is displayed based on the two modes - 'Author' and 'Viewer'. In the 'Viewer' mode, all the other dimension [A Dimension is a descriptive attribute or characteristic of an object that can be given different values.] names such as the Column Dimension, Legend [Indicates the data series or data points in each chart. Is useful in making the chart or visualization more readable when data appearing in a chart contains multiple data series.] Dimension, Historical Dimension, Drill Dimension, and so on based on the chart type are displayed in a generic list [Lists are used to select or enumerate the dimensional elements during the creation of charts or reports.] called Dimension.
The following table explains in general the various functional areas of the Dimensions Browser.
|Dimensions||Indicates any field containing qualitative or categorical information. This includes, for instance, any field with text or dates values. Drag any dimension into Dimensions of the Dimensions Browser to represent the X-axis values of your visualization or chart.|
|Measures||Indicates the aggregated value of the dimension. Generally, measures are used to measure [A Measure can be aggregated for each value of the dimension. For instance, you might calculate the Sum of Sales for Product Lines.] data, and hence are of numeric data type. Drag any measure into Measures of the Dimensions Browser to represent the X-axis values of your visualization or chart.|
|Legend Dimension||Indicates the data series or data points in each chart. Is useful in making the chart or visualization more readable when data appearing in a chart contains multiple data series.|
|Browse Dimensions||Indicates the data series for individual dimensional elements,
where you can browse data for each dimensional element in a separate
Drag any dimension or measure into Browse Dimensions of the Dimensions Browser to view the individual dimensional elements in separate pages.
Select Filter > Multi Select to switch between selecting multiple dimensional elements or single dimensional element.
For information on associating a browsing dimension with specific measures in a chart, see Associating a Browsing Dimension with Specific Measures.
For information on using multiple variants of a browsing dimension in a dashboard, see Using multiple variants of a Browsing dimension.
|Search||Indicates the dimension name that you must specify for the dimension that you want to search.|
|Indicates dimensions that comprise a large amount of zero or NULL entries (more than 90-95%). Select to enable or disable these values in the chart or visualization. For more information on browsing sparse [A data set with a large amount of zero or NULL entries (more than 90-95%) is sparse.] values, see Using the Sparse Browser.|
To create a chart or a dashboard [A dashboard is a visual display of the most important information - consolidated and arranged on a single screen to enable the information to be monitored at a glance.], drag and drop any dimension or measure into Dimensions, Measures, or Pages of the Dimension Browser. If you are in the 'Author' mode, you will find context-sensitive bucket names depending on the chart type. All the dimension names vary for each chart.
For more information on defining dimensions for your visualization, see Defining Dimensions.
Associating a browsing dimension with specific measures
1. From the Dimensions Browser, drag a dimension into the Browsing dimension.
2. Click the icon next to the Browsing dimension and then select the Measure that you want to associate with the browsing dimension.