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Creating a master dimension from a field

When you are working with an unpublished app, you can create master dimensions so that they can be reused. You can create a master dimension from the Fields section of the assets panel.

  1. Click Edit Edit sheet in the toolbar.

    The assets panel opens on the left-hand side.

  2. Click to select the fields tab.
  3. Click the field you want to use to create a dimension.

    The preview opens.

  4. Click Create dimension at the bottom of the preview.

    The Create new dimensions dialog opens with the field you selected. The field name is also used as the name of the dimension.

  5. Select if the dimension is to be single or drill-down.

    For more information, see Creating a drill-down dimension.

  6. Edit the name if you want to.

  7. Type a description for the dimension (optional).

  8. If you want to specify a color, click Arrow down 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 Show options at the bottom of the dialog, select a color in the color wheel, and optionally adjust the saturation slider.
  9. Add tags (optional).

  10. Click Create.
  11. 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 noteYou can quickly add several dimensions as master items by clicking Add dimension after adding each dimension. Click Done when you have finished.
Information noteDirect Discovery fields are indicated by Direct Discovery Field in the Fields section of the assets panel.

For more information, see Designing visualizations with Direct Discovery.

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