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Anyone viewing Visual Discovery analytic dashboards on the web can alter the selection of data or the display of controls without requiring Developer Studio or any programming skills. You can select data, restore excluded data, change the display, such as orientation or sort order, or save the control as a GIF image for use in an external report.
On your Visual Discovery analytic dashboard on the web, click inside a control and drag your cursor until part of the data is captured by an outline. Release the cursor to complete the selection. You will see the selection change the appearance not only of the control in which you made the selection, but in all the Visual Discovery controls on the dashboard.
To change the shape of the selection tool, select the control and click ActiveX Properties. Click the Selecting tab and choose a new selector shape. For more information, see the Using WebFOCUS Visual Discovery to Develop Analytic Dashboards manual.
Once you have selected data on your Visual Discovery analytic dashboard on the web, the excluded data is grayed out or not present, depending on the options preselected by the Dashboard creator. If the excluded data is grayed out, you can restore it in the following ways:
If the excluded data disappears from the control, you can restore it by:
To change the orientation, label display, sort order, or glyph choice for any Visual Discovery control, right-click the control and select the appropriate item. For pie charts, you can also change the rotation, the measure of explosion, or the weighting.
For access to the complete set of control options, right-click the control and click Properties.
To save a control as an image, right-click the control and click Save image. Specify the destination and file name to save the control as a GIF file.
A bookmark is a combination of display characteristics, such as the selection state (data that is selected, unselected, or excluded) and the colors used in the control. The Visual Discovery bookmark feature allows you to save a specific state in your analysis, so you can return to it at a later time without recreating it from the beginning.
To save the current state of your analysis, select the control, click ActiveX Properties, and access the BookMarks tab in the Visual Discovery Properties dialog box. In the input field, type a name for the bookmark and click Create and OK. The new bookmark will be available from the Bookmarks option on the pop-up menu for the control.
The following image shows the BookMarks tab in the Visual Discovery Properties dialog box.
This bookmarks the current view of the control on a webpage so that you can return to it at a later date. Type a name and click Create.
Select a bookmark and click Go To to return to that view of the control.
Select a bookmark and click Remove to delete the bookmark.