Adding Views

By default when you create an analysis, you see either a table or pivot table view, depending on the columns that you selected. You can add other views to the analysis that let you visualize the data in different ways.

For example, you can analyze trends for your Sales Forecast analysis by creating a new view and selecting Recommended Visualization and the Analyzing Trends option.

  1. Open the analysis for editing.
  2. On the Results tab, click New View (Description of newviewicon.gif follows
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    on the toolbar at the top of the tab, then select one of the options described in the table below.
    Option Description

    Best Visualization

    Automatically creates the most appropriate view based on the data in the analysis.

    Recommended Visualization for

    Select from recommended views for your data. For example, select Analyzing Trends or Comparing Explicit Results.

    View Type

    You select the desired view type, such as Pivot Table or Gauge.

    The view is added to the current compound layout.

  3. To format the container for the views in the analysis, click Format Container.
  4. Complete the fields in the Format Container dialog to specify options such as alignment, colors, and borders.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Save Analysis.