tip 04 – how to create a click-zoom chart

tip 04 – how to create a click-zoom chart
level: easy

Adding data navigation to a chart can help your audience to zoom-in on relevant details. This video will show you how to create a zoom-in chart in icCube. In a zoom-in chart, users can simply click on an item in the chart and the underlying details will be displayed.

It’s an “up-tempo” video, you might want to pause a couple of times if you want to study the steps.

Timeline and topics:

  • Notice that tip 03 is active, meaning that countries have a fixed color. If you have missed that, check tip 03;
  • The chart shows the Calendar Years as labels in the bar chart;
  • when you click on 2012, it will zoom-in to the next level, which is semester;
  • clicking on the bar for “H2 CY 2012” will zoom-in to the quarters;
  • and clicking on the bar for “Dec 2012” will show the dates with data;
  • First change the serial chart to show Calendar Years on the rows and the countries in the columns;
  • set the Years to only show the items with data;
  • set the chart to “stacked” columns;
  • add a legend, so you can easily see which country is which (you do not have to memorize the colors);
  • go to the “navigation” panel and add as click behavior “drill down”, effectively adding a zoom-in to the details (“children”);
  • include the Filter Info renderer, zo you can see what you clicked on the bottom of the chart;
  • verify that it works;
  • and save and publish.

Below the interesting highlights of the tip, so you can have a closer look.

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