Editing Visuals

You can edit visuals directly on a Composer dashboard or in the Visual Gallery. When you modify a visual from the Visual Gallery and save your changes, the changes are made to the visual in the Visual Gallery and everywhere the visual is used on dashboards.

To edit a visual:

  1. Select the visual on a dashboard or in the Visual Gallery. When selected on a dashboard, a blue border appears around the visual. If you select a visual with a streaming data source, the time bar (Data DVR) appears.

  2. Depending on the edits you need to make, select an item on the visual drop-down menu () or one of the sidebars for the visual. You can also use the axes labels on the visual to change what is displayed and the radial menu to visualize the data on your visual, adjust the settings, and more.

    Edit Type Procedure
    Change the data shown Depending on the style of the visual, select new data fields in the axes labels or select Configure on the visual drop-down menu. See Changing the Axes
    Modify the visual style Select on the sidebar menu. A corresponding sidebar appears. See Changing the Visual Style.
    Modify the colors Select on the sidebar menu. A corresponding sidebar appears. See Changing Color Schemes.
    Modify the rulers and reference lines Select on the sidebar menu. A corresponding sidebar appears. See Using Rulers and Using Reference Lines.
    Modify visual information Select on the sidebar menu. A corresponding sidebar appears. See Modifying the Visual Title and Description.
    Manage the visual time bar Select and Time Bar from the visual drop-down menu. See Use the Composer v6 Time Bar.
    Sort or otherwise limit the visual Select on the sidebar menu. See Sorting and Limiting Visual Data
    Apply new or saved filters to your visual. Select to the left of the visual name to display the Filters sidebar. Use the Filters sidebar to add and apply a new filter to your data or to select a saved filter to apply to your data. See Filter Data with Composer v6.
    Export the visual Select and Export from the visual drop-down menu. See Exporting Visuals.
    Copy the visual Select and Copy Visual from the visual drop-down menu. See Copying Visuals.
    Save the visual Select and Save from the visual drop-down menu. Changes are saved in the dashboard and in the Visual Gallery.
    Remove a visual from the dashboard. Select and Remove Visual from the visual drop-down menu. See Deleting and Removing Visuals.
  3. Make your changes.

  4. When you have finished making changes to your visual, be sure to save it.