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Geo Map Settings

Describes appearance, data, and time settings for geo maps in dashboards.

Geo maps are geographic charts that visualizes data with circles based on geographical locations.

Appearance Settings

Appearance Settings Tab Select the Appearance Settings tab on the right to change the appearance for the selected chart. 



Indicates the chart title.

Character Limit: 50

Show in Presentation Mode

Indicates if users can see for most chart types when viewing the dashboard in presentation mode:

  • Off (default): Will not display in presentation mode.
  • On: Will display as a separate slides in presentation mode—similar to each chart displaying as separate slides.

Data Settings

 Select the Data Settings tab in the right panel to configure settings for the data series.


Expand the Accounts menu to view, change, delete or add accounts to the chart. Each account represents a data series on the chart.


Each account in a chart has its own settings. Expand the account to change the settings for the data series.

If you have many data series in your chart, you can reorder them. Select the Handler icon DIS-handlerIcon.png to drag the account to a new location. Select X to remove the account from the chart. The order affects the format and placement of the data series in a chart.


Defines the name of the data series as it will display on the chart. The default label that displays on the chart axis is the name as defined in Accounts plus the version enclosed in parentheses. For example, 6200 Taxes & Benefits(budget).

Character limit: 50 characters

For area, bar, column, doughnut, funnel, line, pie, and pyramid charts: When editing the name for certain chart types, the version is removed from chart axis label. For example, an edited name will display the account as Taxes & Benefits. Once you edit the name, the version label will no longer display—even if you reset the name back to the default.


Displays the account name added to the chart as a data series.


Indicates the originating data source for the account. You can change the Version for this data series to override the default version set on your instance.

Default: From version selector gets data from version indicated:

Example of a Default Version

For example, you can add a data series twice to a chart and change the version on one to compare data between the two versions.


Narrows the focus of the analysis by filtering the data by dimensions or dimension members. See Chart Filters for more information.

Display Values By

Display values by circle size or color scale. 


Indicates the color for the data series. The color next to the account settings section represents the color for the data series.

Color Indicator for an Account

If 2-Color Scale is selected, you can indicate a Minimum and Maximum color for the data series.  

Overlay By Size

You can overlay two accounts to visualize both size and color scale on a single series.

Display Units

Sets the unit format to display.

  • Follow Account (default):  Uses the display units set from the account.
  • #,000,000 (#,##0.#): Displays as millions with one decimal.
  • # (#,##0): Displays as thousands with no decimals.
  • #,000 (#,##0.#): Displays as thousands with one decimal.

Negative Number Format

Sets the format for displaying negative numbers on the chart. 

  • -123,456,789.12: Use a negative sign to indicate a negative value.
  • (123,.456,789.12): Enclose a negative value in parentheses.

Geo Dimension

Geo maps require a custom dimension with latitude and longitude coordinate information. 


Lists associated dimensions for the account used on the model sheet. The dimension must have custom properties with latitude and longitude coordinate information. Pin a specific hierarchical dimension value to always display the child regions.

Latitude Property

Lists all custom properties for the dimension. Provides the latitude coordinate for data points.

Longitude Property

Lists all custom properties for the dimension. Provides the longitude coordinate for data points.


Settings that determine how to break data into granular groups, such as by time (months, quarters, years) or by dimension (level, location, product).


Possible Values:

  • Time. Breaks data down by time as defined by the time settings. For example, break down data by each month in a year.
  • Dimension. Breaks data down by a dimension, including levels and attributes. For example, break down data by a location or product. If selected, you must select a dimension.
  • None (default). 

Specifies the dimension when the breakdown is Dimension.

Sorting & Limits

Expand the Sorting & Limiting section to define how to sort and limit data on a map.

You can't sort and limit when a Breakdown is selected.

Sort By 

Specifies the element to sort by. 

  • None (default)
  • Data Series: Based on accounts or calculations added as data series to the map


Indicates how to limit the data that displays in the chart. 

  • Show all records (default): 
  • First N
  • Last N
  • First % N
  • Last % N

When any First or Last option is selected, enter a numeric value to indicate the number or percentage to limit by. For example, if you choose Last N and enter 10, the chart will display the last 10 records on the Sort By and Sort Order selections. If you choose First % N and enter 10, the chart will display the first 10% records based on the Sort By and Sort Order selections. If the record set is 100, the chart displays the first 10 records.

Time Settings

DIS-timeSettingsTab.png Select the Time Settings tab on the right to change data settings for the selected chart.

 General Section


Sets the time scale for the data set and are based on the calendar setup on your instance. Common values:

  • Month
  • Quarter
  • Year


Indicates the time span: 

  • Range: Choose the start and end of the range for pinned charts, or set the start and end offset for unpinned charts.
  • Single Period: Specify the Data Range (Total Period or To Date). Then select the time period for pinned charts, or set the offset for unpinned charts.

Data Range

For a single period time span, indicates the time over which to calculate the value. Possible values:

  • Total Period: Includes all the dates in a period.
  • To Date: Includes all dates up to a specific date.

Pin and Unpin Time

Sets time on the chart as pinned or unpinned:

Blue pinPin (blue) to set a fixed time period. The period of time for pinned charts is based on the selected stratum. For example, if you select the stratum:

  • Month: Choose periods based on month-year.
  • Quarter: Choose periods based on quarter-year.
  • Year: Choose periods based on the year.

For Single Period spans, set a specific date, such as May 2017. For Range spans, select the start and end dates, such as May 2017 to June 2017.

Grey pinUnpin (gray) to set time relative to the reference period displayed on the perspective toolbar. Relative time is based on the selected stratum. Select:

  • Current: Matches the current reference date.
  • Backwards: Adjusts backward by the number you enter.
  • Forwards: Adjusts forward by the number you enter.

For Single Period time spans, set the relative time for the chart. For Range time spans, set the relative time for the start and end of the range. 


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