For reference, this chapter describes options that are used in multiple places when you configure widgets. It discusses the following topics:
Customizing Print Settings for a Widget
Click this to restore the default print settings for this widget.
Specify the size of the pages. Choose a page size.
(Read only) This field displays the units associated with the page size you selected.
to include the subtitle in the PDF. Or click Off
not to include the subtitle.
Select this to access options that control the appearance of information about any filters applied to this pivot table. Then specify options as described in the first subsection
to include the current date in the PDF, at the top of the first page. Or click Off
to omit this information.
to include the current user in the PDF, at the top of the first page. Or click Off
to omit this information.
Requirements for Printing
Special Options for the Title and Subtitle
Within the Title
fields, you can include a combination of static text and the following tokens:
In the PDF, this token is replaced with the current value of that filter.
In the PDF, this token is replaced with the date in the given format, followed by the time in 24hour format.
In the PDF, this token is replaced with the current value of that variable.
For Listing Settings
, specify some or all of the following options, which take effect when the output is a detail listing:
Show Listing Filters
to include information on the context used for the detail listing (that is, which member or members were selected before the listing was requested, as well as any filters that were in use). Or click Off
to omit this information.
Show Zebra Stripes
to use different colors for alternating rows. Or click Off
to use the same color for all rows.
Specify the font size, including units, for example: 6pt
For Filter Settings
, specify some or all of the following options, which control the presentation of the filter information:
Specify the presentation of the filter information. Select By Table
(to display this information as a table on the top of the first page), By Title
(to display this information as the subtitle or appended to the subtitle), or Off
(to not display this information).
By default, the filter information is appended to the subtitle area to the right of any specified subtitle.
When you display filter information as a table, the table has two columns with level names (that is, the filter names) on the left and member names (that is, filter item names) on the right.
Specify options to control the appearance of the table that is used to display the filter information.
These options affect both the caption column (the left column) and the item column (the right column).
Specify options to control the appearance of the item column. These options override the Table Style
Display Format for NOW
Specify how to display the NOW member of any time level, if that member is used in the filter and if the filter information is shown. Specify any of the dformat
options of the $ZDATE
function. For example, specify 3 for ODBC format (for example, 2015-03-27).
If you leave this option blank, the PDF shows the NOW member as NOW
Some kinds of widgets require properties
, each of which typically corresponds to a value in the configured data source. (For example, if the data source is a pivot table, each property of the widget can be a measure in that pivot table.)
For a meter widget, each property is displayed in a separate meter within the widget. Similarly, for pivot table widgets, each property is displayed as a separate column. Scorecards have columns, which are similar to properties and can be configured in a similar way.
To add a property to a widget:
The system displays the Data Properties
submenu, which lists any properties defined for this widget. For example:
Click the plus sign + button.
The system displays a dialog box where you specify the property.
, select the property of the data source to display.
For a meter widget or a scorecard, you can instead type a numeric constant.
If you manually edit Value
, note that if Value
has a numeric value, DeepSee assumes it is a numeric constant and displays that. If Value
has the form =[propertyname]
, DeepSee assumes it is a property of the data source and thus displays the value of that property. When you select a property, DeepSee automatically wraps the property with =
Optionally specify the following additional items:
Or specify these options later if you modify the property as described in the next section
Managing Widget Properties
For any widget that defines properties
, the Data Properties
submenu lists the properties defined for this widget. For example:
In addition to the specific property options documented elsewhere, you can perform the following general activities:
Change the order of the properties. To do so, first click the icon to the left of the property name, so that this icon is highlighted:
Then drag the property up or down in the list.
Delete a property. To do so, click the X button in the row for that property.
Reconfigure a property. To do so, click the property name. DeepSee then displays a submenu with options. For details on the options, see the previous section
. You can also specify Name
. Make changes as needed.
Specifying Numeric Format Strings
In some meters and other places that display numeric values, you can use the Format
option to control the display of numbers. In some cases, you can select an option or type a numeric format string. In other cases, you must type a numeric format string.
Selecting a Format String
In some cases, the Dashboard Editor provides the following set of choices for Format
Typing a Numeric Format String
In all applicable places, you can instead type a numeric format string, which provides more options. You can specify a string that consists of one to four pieces as follows:
Each piece is a string that includes one of the following base units:
||Display the value without the thousands separator and without decimal places.
||Display the value with the thousands separator. Do not include any decimal places. This is the default display format for positive numbers.
||Display the value without the thousands separator. Include two decimal places (or one decimal place for each pound sign after the period). Specify as many pound signs after the period as you need.
||Display the value with the thousands separator. Include two decimal places (or one decimal place for each pound sign after the period). Specify as many pound signs after the period as you need.
You can include additional characters before or after the base unit.
If you include a percent sign (%
), the system displays the value as a percentage. That is, it multiplies the value by 100 and it displays the percent sign (%
) in the position you specify.
Any other characters are displayed as given, in the position you specify.
The following table shows some examples:
This corresponds to the default display of numbers.
Specifying Table Text Styles
In tables and chart legends, you can specify options that control the display of text. The options are as follows:
Specify the color of the text. The following shows an example of the user interface:
To specify a color, optionally choose the name of a color palette from the drop-down list. (For example, the list option DeepSee
corresponds to the color palette shown in the preceding example.) Then click a color in the grid to choose that color.
Or click the magnifying glass icon, which displays a full-range color chooser. Click a color here or use the sliders to specify the red, green, and blue components of your color selection.
To clear the color selection, click the X.
Specify the color of the background, in the same way as described in the previous item.
Use this option to specify the opacity of the background. The value 1 means 100%.
Specify the typeface of the text. Select a typeface. To clear the typeface selection, click Default
, at the top of the list.
Use the slider to specify the size of the text or type a value into the input box.
To clear the size selection, click the check box.
Select one or more options. The first three options make the text bold, italic, and underlined, respectively. The Cc
option changes the text to capital letters as in the following example:
option adds shadows to the text as follows:
Specify the alignment of the text.
These options make the text left-aligned, centered, and right-aligned, respectively.
Specifying Chart Text Styles
In charts and other graphical elements, you can specify options that control the display of text. The options are as follows:
Specify the color of the text. For information on specifying this option and other color options, see the Color
option in the previous section
Specify the color of the outline of the characters in the text. The following figure shows an example where Color
is blue and Stroke
By default, DeepSee uses the same color for the outline as for the text itself.
Use this option to specify the width of the outline. The following shows an example of a medium-width outline:
To clear the setting, click the check box.
Use this option to specify the opacity of the text (which is 100% by default).
In numerous places, you can specify options that control the display of lines and other graphical elements. The options are as follows:
Use this option to specify the opacity of graphical element (which is 100% by default).
Specify the color of the line that outlines the graphical element.
Use this option to specify the width of the line.