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Creating a master dimension from the assets panel

When you are working with an unpublished app, you can create master dimensions so that they can be reused. Users of a published app will have access to the master dimensions, but will not be able to modify them.

Note: You can only create master dimensions when you are working with an unpublished app.

Do the following:

  1. Click Edit in the toolbar.

    The assets panel opens on the left-hand side.

  2. Click é to select the master items tab.
  3. Click the Dimensions heading to expand the category.
  4. Click Create new.

    The Create new dimensions dialog opens.

  5. Select if the dimension is to be single or drill-down.
    For drill-down dimensions, see Creating a drill-down dimension.
  6. Click a field on the left-hand side to select it.

    The name of the field is automatically added as the name of the dimension.

  7. Change the name if you want to.
  8. Type a description for the dimension (optional).
  9. If you want to specify a color, click S in the color drop down and select a color through one of the following methods:

    • Click one of the colors in the palette.
    • Type a 6 character color code in the Hex input field: #.
    • Click Ü at the bottom of the dialog, select a color in the color wheel, and optionally adjust the saturation slider.
  10. Add tags (optional).
  11. Click Create.
  12. Click Done to close the dialog.

The dimension is now saved in the Dimensions category in the master items, and you can use it in visualizations.

Tip: You can quickly add several dimensions as master items by clicking Add dimension after adding each dimension. Click Done when you have finished.