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Shape Map Properties

This topic lists the properties of a Shape Map object, which is supported only in page reports created using query resources.

Property Name Description
General
Class Type Indicates the class type of the object. This property is read only.
Data Inherit Indicates whether the dataset for this object is inherited from another object. This property is read only.
Dataset Indicates the dataset used by the object. This property is read only.
Instance Name Shows the instance name of the object. This property is read only.
Geometry
Height Specifies the height of the object. Type a numeric value to change the height.

Data type: Float

Width Specifies the width of the object. Type a numeric value to change the width.

Data type: Float

X Specifies the horizontal coordinate of the top left corner of the object, relative to its parent container. This property is ignored if the Position property is set to static. Type a numeric value to change the position.

Data type: Float

Y Specifies the vertical coordinate of the top left corner of the object, relative to its parent container. This property is ignored if the Position property is set to static. Type a numeric value to change the position.

Data type: Float

Color
Background Specifies the background color of the object. Choose a color from the drop-down list or select Custom to customize a color. You can also use a formula or edit an expression that returns a color, or type a hexadecimal RGB value (for example, 0xff0000) to specify a color.

Data type: String

Others
Auto Scale in Number Specifies whether to automatically scale the values that are of the Number data type in the object when the values fall into the two ranges:
  • When 1000 <= value < 10^15, the following quantity unit symbols of the International System of Units are used to scale the values: K (10^3), M (10^6), G (10^9), and T (10^12).
  • When 0 < value < 0.001 or value >= 10^15, scientific notation is used to scale the values.

Data type: Boolean

Default for Filter Specifies whether to show the data component as the default component in the Apply To drop-down list of the Filter dialog in Page Report Studio.

Data type: Boolean

Note: In a page report tab, only one data component's Default for Filter property can be set to true.

Detail Target Frame Specifies the target window or frame in which to display the detailed information. Choose an option from the drop-down list. This property is supported on shape maps in the group header/footer panel of a banded object and enabled when Go to Detail is set to true.

Data type: String

Export to Excel Specifies whether to include the object in the Excel result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Export to HTML Specifies whether to include the object in the HTML result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Export to PDF Specifies whether to include the object in the PDF result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Export to PostScript Specifies whether to include the object in the PostScript result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Export to Report Result Specifies whether to include the object when previewing the report in Page Report Result and running the report in Page Report Studio.

Data type: Boolean

Export to RTF Specifies whether to include the object in the RTF result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Export to XML Specifies whether to include the object in the XML result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Go to Detail Specifies whether to show the detailed information when you select the object in Page Report Studio. This property is available only when the object is in the group header/footer panel of a banded object. For details about its usage, refer to Obtaining Detailed Information from a Banded Object.

Data type: Boolean

Invisible Specifies whether to show the object in the design area and in the report result. All formulas and calculations will still be performed if the property is set to true.

Data type: Boolean

Invisible for Filter Dialogs Specifies whether to show the data component in the Apply To drop-down list of the Filter dialog in Page Report Studio. This property cannot be edited when Default for Filter is set to true.

Data type: Boolean

Position Specifies the position of the object. Choose an option from the drop-down list.

Data type: Enumeration

Suppress Specifies whether to show the object in the design area and in the report result. All formulas and calculations will be skipped if the property is set to true.

Data type: Boolean

Note: When both the Invisible and Suppress properties of an object are set to true, Suppress has the higher priority.

Suppress When No Records Specifies whether to display the object in the report result when no record is returned to its parent data component.

Data type: Boolean

Excel
Column Index Specifies the X coordinate of the object relative to its parent container when exported to Excel or CSV, measured in cells. The Columned property at the report tab level must be set to true for this property to take effect.

Data type: Integer

Row Index Specifies the Y coordinate of the object relative to its parent container when exported to Excel or CSV, measured in cells. The Columned property at the report tab level must be set to true for this property to take effect.

Data type: Integer

Border
Border Color Specifies the color of the border of the object. Choose a color from the drop-down list or select Custom to customize a color. You can also use a formula or edit an expression that returns a color, or type a hexadecimal RGB value (for example, 0xff0000) to specify a color.

Data type: String

Border Thickness Specifies the width of the border. Type a numeric value to change the thickness.

Data type: Float

Bottom Line Specifies the line style of the bottom border of the object. Choose a style from the drop-down list.

Data type: Enumeration

Left Line Specifies the line style of the left border of the object. Choose a style from the drop-down list.

Data type: Enumeration

Right Line Specifies the line style of the right border of the object. Choose a style from the drop-down list.

Data type: Enumeration

Top Line Specifies the line style of the top border of the object. Choose a style from the drop-down list.

Data type: Enumeration

Map
Alternate Content Type Specifies the tip type of the areas that have data. The tip is displayed when you hover the mouse pointer over the area in HTML result or in Page Report Studio. Choose an option from the drop-down list.
  • name - If selected, names of the areas will be used as the area tips.
  • value - If selected, the summary values on the areas will be used as the area tips. If there is more than one value on an area, the summary values will be separated by comma.
  • customized - If selected, you can specify the tip for each area via the Alternate Text property of the area in the Shape Map Editor.

Data type: Enumeration

Column Name Displays the mapping name of the field used as the image source. This property is read only.
Image Source Specifies the source of the map image.

Data type: String

Name Specifies the name of the map.

Data type: String

TOC
Anchor Display Value Specifies a string or formula to display for the TOC entry for this object in the TOC Browser. By default it is the value of the specified object. The TOC Anchor property must be set to true for this property to take effect.

Data type: String

TOC Anchor Specifies whether to include the object in the TOC Browser for the report.

Data type: Boolean

Accessibility
External CSS Class Selector Specifies a class selector to be applied to the object when exported as HTML. Type a valid class name from the CSS file.

Data type: String

External ID It is mapped to the HTML attribute id. This attribute specifies a name to the object, which must be unique in the report.

Data type: String

External Style It is mapped to the HTML attribute style. This attribute specifies style information for the object.

Data type: String

Language It is mapped to the HTML attribute lang. This attribute specifies the base language of the object's attribute values and text content.

Data type: String

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