A heat map shows the magnitude of a phenomenon as color in two dimensions.
The following is a list of the fields in the View Properties box in the dashboard designer for heat map. There are some required fields to be set for each created view.
The View Properties fields vary in different charts. Below are the basic properties in the View Properties box.
|View Type||Type of chart, table or view.||Yes|
|Title||Name of the view.||No|
|Dataset||Data used for the chart, table or view.||Yes|
|Subset||Partial data from a dataset used for the chart, table or view.||No|
|X||X values be set on the X axis.||Yes|
|Y||Y values be set on the Y axis.||Yes|
|Value||Used as main output point.
Determines the size of each portion based on the selected “Aggregation”.
|Aggregation||Data aggregation refers to the accumulation of the data by count, average, or summation.
By default, count is selected.
The dataset and subset data derive from Datasets module. Choose the right chart from the View Type and data points to build a view. Also, be consistent in using the color scheme and formatting.
The other property fields are available to enhance the view. Below are the other properties in the View Properties box for the heat map.
|Controlled By||Links dashboard controls to the view.
One or more controls can be added to affect the data displayed on the view.
|Colour Scale||Selects the different colour scale.||Red-Blue|
|Reverse Scale||If selected, reverse the colour selected in “Colour Scale” field.||Not selected|
|Show Scale||If selected, displays the scale at the right side of the map.||Selected|
|Show Values||If selected, displays the values in the map.||Not selected|
|Value Format||Selects the format of the values to be displayed.||Not selected|
|Hover Template||Customise the content shown when hovering over the view.||Empty|
|Click to Page||Adds a link to another view.||Empty|
|Click to Page Tip||Adds a brief description of the link above.||Empty|
|Maximisable||If selected, places a maximise button on the top right of the view (when not in edit mode).
This will maximise the view to fill the browser.
|Margins||Allows adjusting margins and padding between charts and grid.||Default settings|
|Advanced||Add a special CSS class to the view.||Empty|
|Config Options||Config Options consists of the following:
- Scroll Zoom - allows the mouse wheel to zoom in/out of the chart
- Display Modebar - controls whether the bar of icons at the top right of the chart should appear always, never or only when hovering over the chart
- Hide Modebar buttons - chooses which buttons (icons) to include in the Modebar