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Container properties

You open the properties panel for a container by clicking EditEdit sheet in the toolbar and clicking the container that you want to edit.

If the properties panel is hidden, click Show propertiesopen right panel in the lower right-hand corner to open it.

Information noteIf the container has Linked Object in the upper right-hand corner, the container is linked to a master item. You cannot edit a linked container, but you can edit the master item. You can also unlink the container to make it editable.
Information noteSome of the settings in the properties panel are only available under certain circumstances, for example, when you use more than one dimension or measure, or when you select an option that makes other options available.


Click Add to add a chart to the container. If the container has more than one charts, you can drag the charts to set the tab order.

You can edit each chart under Content:

  • Label: Change how the label of the chart appears on the tab.
  • Show condition: Add a show condition for the chart. Typically you would use an If() function:
  • See if - script and chart function.

  • Edit properties: Allows you to edit the properties of the chart inside the container.
  • Delete Deletes the chart from the container.



  • Show titles: Select to enable or disable titles, subtitles, and footnotes in the container.

    Enter Title, Subtitle, and Footnote. By default, the string is interpreted as a text string. However, you can also use the text field for an expression, or a combination of text and expression. An equals sign (=), at the beginning of a string shows that it contains an expression.

    Click Expression if you want to create an expression by using the expression editor.

    Information noteTitles are displayed on a single line. If you inject line breaks they will be ignored.


    Assume that the following string is used, including quotation marks: 'Sales: ' & Sum(Sales).

    By default, the string is interpreted as a text string and is displayed as presented in the example. But if you begin the string with an equals sign: (='Sales: ' & Sum(Sales)), the string is interpreted as an expression instead. The output is then Sales: <value of expression>, where <value of expression> is the calculated value.

  • Show details: Set to Show if you want to allow users to be able to choose to view details, such as descriptions, measures, and dimensions.

Alternate states

State: Set the state to apply to the visualization. You can select:

  • Any alternate state defined in Master items.
  • <inherited>, in which case the state defined for the sheet is used.
  • <default state>, which represents the state where no alternate state is applied.

For more information about alternate states, see Using alternate states for comparative analysis.


  • Tabs: Set whether each chart in the container appears in a tab. If set to Off only the top chart will appear. By default, set to On.

  • Menu: Set whether a menu button appears when there is not enough space for all tabs. By default, set to Auto.

  • Navigation arrows: Set whether navigation arrows appear when there is not enough space for all tabs. By default, set to Auto.

  • Show icons: By default, Off. With the On setting, chart icons are displayed on each tab.

  • Default tab: Set which tab is displayed when a user opens a sheet. By default, the first tab in a container is the active tab.



  • Auto: Default setting. Container will or will not have a border depending on app theme settings.

    See: Styling an app

  • Border: Container will have a border.
  • No border: Container will not have a border.

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