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Shape Map Data Binding Wizard

The Shape Map Data Binding Wizard helps you to bind a dataset to a shape map and make values displayed on the shape map areas according to your requirements. It appears when you select Insert > Bind Data in the Shape Map Editor.

The wizard contains the following screens: Data, Group, Summary and Filter.

Back

Goes back to the previous screen.

Next

Goes to the next screen.

Finish

Finishes data binding and closes this wizard.

Cancel

Does not retain changes and closes this wizard.

Help

Displays the help document about this feature.

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Data

Specifies the dataset that will be bound with the map.

Shape Map Data Binding Wizard - Data

Resource box

Lists the available data resources in the current catalog. Select one to be bound with the map.

More Options/Less Options

Shows or hides the dataset selection panel to choose a dataset for the map.

  • New Dataset
    Specifies to create a dataset from the current catalog data resources. When a query is selected, you can select the Edit button to edit the query in the Query Editor.
  • Existing Dataset
    Specifies to use a dataset from the ones existing in the current page report. You can select the Edit button to edit the dataset in the Dataset Editor.
  • Current Dataset
    Specifies to inherit the dataset used by the parent object.

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Group

Specifies the field to group the data.

Shape Map Data Binding Wizard - Group

Resources

Lists all the available data resources.

Add button

Adds the selected field as the group-by field.

Remove button

Removes the selected group-by field that is not required.

Group By

Lists the field that is used to group data.

Sort

Specifies how groups will be sorted.

  • Ascend
    Groups will be sorted in an ascending order (A, B, C).
  • Descend
    Groups will be sorted in a descending order (C, B, A).
  • No Sort
    Groups will be sorted in the original order in database.
  • Special Group
    Opens the User Defined Group dialog to define grouping information.
  • Custom Sort
    Opens the Custom Sort dialog to set how groups will be sorted.

Special Function

If the group-by field is of Numeric/String/Date/Time type, you can select a special function for the field in the Special Function column to further specify to which level the data will be grouped by.

If Customize is selected, the Customized Function dialog will be displayed, in which you can set the function.

Custom Sort

Specifies how to sort the groups. Activated only when you have selected Custom Sort from the Sort column to define the sorting manner of groups for the selected group level.

Special Group

Specifies how to group your information. Activated only when you have selected Special Group from the Sort column to define a special group.

Select N

Opens the Select N dialog to specify the Select N condition.

Group Filter

Opens the Group Filter dialog to specify the group filter condition.

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Summary

Specifies the fields on which to create aggregate functions.

Shape Map Data Binding Wizard - Summary

Resources

Lists all the available data resources.

Add button

Adds the selected field as the summary field.

Remove button

Removes the selected summary field that is not required.

Move Up button

Moves the specified summary field one step up.

Move Down button

Moves the specified summary field one step down.

Summarized Fields

Lists all the fields that you want to display and to be summarized.

Aggregate Function

Specifies the function to summarize the selected field.

Distinct On

Available and should be set when DistinctSum is selected as the aggregate function. It specifies the fields according to whose unique values to calculate DistinctSum. Select Choose button in the text box to select the required fields in the Select Fields dialog.

Break Field

Displays a defined field on which the summary will be calculated.

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Filter

Specifies to filter the data displayed on the map areas.

Shape Map Data Binding Wizard - Filter

The options in the screen are the same as those in the Edit Filter dialog.

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