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Start a Visual Analysis Session

Visual Analysis is an in-context analysis tool to visualize the result of every step of your work. Simply by dragging and dropping data fields in a business view to the layout module, you are able to experience the detailed building up of crosstabs and charts step by step visually.

To start a new Visual Analysis session and perform data analysis, you should have logged onto the Server Console. Then:

  1. In the Start Page of the Server Console, select Public Folder in the Open category.
  2. Select New > Analysis on the task bar of the Resources page in the Server Console.

    Server displays Visual Analysis in a new window and prompts you to select data for the Visual Analysis session.

    Select Data Source

  3. Select WorldWideSalesBV in Data Source 1, and then select OK.
  4. Visual Analysis loads the resources in the selected business view in the left panel. The display type shows Text Text button by default.

    Visual Analysis Window

  5. To view total sales, drag Total Sales from the Data Source panel and drop it to the Label button Label button in the legend section.

    Label Legend

    There is only one value in the data presentation area which is the total sales in the whole business view.

  6. Now let's view total sales in different years. Drag Sales Year to the column control box Column Control box.

    Add Column

  7. To add product category as the row header, drag Category to the row control box Row Control box.

    Add Row

  8. Select the Save button on the toolbar to save the result as a visual analysis template.

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